Formed in 1997, Archetype made its initial mark on the progressive
metal world with an introductory EP in 1999, then upped the ante
with their debut full-length album, Dawning
They are best described as a power progressive metal band, as they
are far more technical than most traditional power metal bands
but are neither as overtly melodic nor as prone to showoff-ism
as are many melodic progressive bands.
Though the entire band deserves kudos, a special mention should
be made for (now former) vocalist Greg Wagner,
as his full, powerful range
suited this style of music perfectly.
is a polished and professional release, especially
noteworthy for a young, independent band.
As late as November 2014 the band were still putting the final touches
on a long-awaited new album.
Hands Of Time
- Dissension's Wake
- Hands Of Time