Instrumental virtuosos Arch Echo recently released their sophomore album “You Won’t Believe What Happens Next” last week. Facebook does bring good things to the world like….music. I discovered these guys 2 maybe 3 years ago on one of those paid advertisements personally suggested for you because we all know Zucker-creeper is creeping on your interests and internet searches. So, it’s only natural I was guided by the tin foil cap crew to check out this band named Arch Echo. What’s there to lose? Click their page link and listen to some tunes, and if I don’t dig it I can have 15 minutes of my life back (maybe more depending how much I like it or if I wanna give it more of a chance)? The crew was fresh off their debut album and was hooked immediately. Upon discovering Arch Echo I was led to another band Aviations that I found on their page at the time. SEE? Good things CAN happen on social media, you just have to focus on the positive! And discovering new music is always great, since it was initially meant to network (with colleges at first, then became the society driving empire it is today).
What I dig about Arch Echo is the keyboards aren’t overzealous. They’re there increasing the melodic parts of their songs, and add a lot to the atmosphere and harmonies when they’re present. It isn’t just used for leads, they’re layered pretty proficiently. And there’s not just one patch, there’s a handful of different sounds on this release. And how awesome is that album cover? When you’re an instrumental band, there’s more freedom for the physical art. There’s no lyrics and concept to follow or portray, so you can do what you want (song title wise as well). So there’s this hilarious album cover with the mouse passed out full of cheese, listening to the album ON A FREAKING I POD (which is now extinct!). The comedy and entertainment is strong within this group.
Joe Calderone – Bass
Joey Izzo – Keyboards
Adam Rafowitz – Guitar
Adam Bentley – Guitar
Categories: Album Review, Djent, Experimental, Fusion, Instrumental, Prog Metal
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