Origin: USA  
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Page online: June 5, 2006
Last update/review: September 18, 2017

Subterranean Masquerade

A highly original and ambitious project founded by one Tomer Pink, Subterranean Masquerade debuted in 2004 with a two-track, 17-minute EP, and a year later came out with Suspended Animation Dreams, both on the highly respected The End Records. Labelling this band as metal would be misleading -- the music here derives from a multitude of influences, metal being one of them, but also progressive rock and even some jazz can be found here, with liberal use of strings and piano as well as horns and other assorted eclectic instruments. It might seem strange that a band with such diverse influences employ a death vocalist, but it works -- Paul Kuhr (who also fronts Novembers Doom) provides his effective growls, but his is by no means the only vocals to be found, with assorted choirs and clean male and female guests also making their presence felt. There really is no soundalike here -- if one is pressed to name a similar band (and this is a reach), one might mention Maudlin Of The Well, though by no means are these really similar bands. Tomer Pink is on to something here, as Suspended Animation Dreams is a rich, involved, and diverse listen, even if there is little in the way of conventional metal. Very well done.

Current Members

Kjetil Nordhus

vocals (ex-Chain Collector, Green Carnation, Tristania, ex-Trail Of Tears)

Paul Kuhr

vocals (ex-Em Sinfonia, Novembers Doom)

Tomer Pink

guitars

Or Shalev

guitars

Golan Farhi

bass

Shai Yallin

keyboards

Matan Shmuely

drums (Orphaned Land)

Former Members/Guests

Jake DePolitte

guitars/bass

Jason William Walton

bass (ex-Agalloch, KhĂ´rada, Sculptured)

Mike Feldman

bass (Novembers Doom)

Tino LoSicco

drums (Epoch Of Unlight)



Discography


Temporary Psychotic State  EP
2004 The End
  1. Temporary Psychotic State
  2. Observation Through Metamorphosis
  • Paul Kuhr
  • Tomer Pink
  • Jake DePolitte
  • Jason William Walton
  • Tino LoSicco



Suspended Animation Dreams  
2005 The End
  1. S.A.D.
  2. Wolf Among Sheep
  3. No Place Like Home
  4. Kind of a Blur
  5. The Rock N Roll Preacher
  6. Six Strings to Cover Fear
  7. Awake
  8. X
  • Paul Kuhr
  • Tomer Pink
  • Jake DePolitte



Home  EP
2013 self-released
  1. Home
  2. Beyond The Pale
  • Paul Kuhr
  • Tomer Pink
  • Mike Feldman
  • Matan Shmuely



The Great Bazaar  
2014
  1. Early Morning Mantra
  2. Reliving the Feeling
  3. Tour Diary
  4. Nigen
  5. Waiting
  6. Specter
  7. Father and Son
  8. Home (bonus track)
  9. Beyond the Pale (bonus track)
  • Kjetil Nordhus
  • Paul Kuhr
  • Tomer Pink
  • Or Shalev
  • Golan Farhi
  • Shai Yallin
  • Matan Shmuely



Vagabond  
2017 ViciSolum
  1. Place For Fairytales
  2. Nomad
  3. Waves
  4. Carousal
  5. Kippur
  6. Daled Bavos
  7. As You Are
  8. Hymn Of The Vagabond
  9. Space Oddity (David Bowie tribute)




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