Psycrence is a new band form Athens. They were formed back in 2009. This is their debut album which has just been released by the oldest active greek metal record label (Steel Gallery). Before of the release of this current album the band had released a self-produced demo EP titled “Distance”. The master of the band was done by Jens Borgen (Opeth, Soilwork, Symphony X, Paradice Lost) and the beautiful artwork of this release was done by Colin Marks (Exodus, Nevermore, Scar Symmetry, etc).
The prementioned facts were the necessary complementary pieces of information. The style of Psycrence is power/ progressive metal and their style has a slight resemblance with Symphony X. The production of the album is as should it be for the style they play (it was produced and mixed by the guitarist of Psycrence Kimon Zeliotis) , the vocals are suitable for the style that they are playing and the songwriting is also good. I think it is needless to say that the technique level of the band members is high. The album has an adequate duration (it lasts about 55 minutes) and the best tunes from the album are
“Convergence”, “Forced Evolution” and “Incised Path” (it has a really beautiful guitar solo in it) but the best anthem of the album is “Moral Decay”.
In conclusion even though the mix between progressive and power metal is not my cup of tea I believe that Psycrence is good at this metal sub-genre, so I think that all the fans of this style should hear “A Frail Deception”.
8.5/10 Ioannis “Knight of Light” Kaskamanidis