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THE 2015 PROG-METAL ALBUM FROM THE UK's GODSTICKS
FEATURING TWO BONUS REMIXES BY BRUCE SOORD (THE PINEAPPLE THIEF)
"Emergence is a rare thing – an album of technically astounding prog-metal replete with hooks and melodies" Total Guitar
In the build-up to the announcement of their fifth studio album, and recent headline performances in London, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and hometown Cardiff, Godsticks' riff-heavy third studio album Emergence is released on mid-price CD via Kscope.
Known for their technical ability, Godsticks meld metal, prog-rock, jazz and nu-metal into a musically and thematically cohesive album. And as their sound has gradually hardened since 2008, Charles’ vocals have preserved their distinct, relaxed style that remains a defining quality for the band. Emergence features a strong selection of powerful live-favourites which were played during their extensive 2017 European tour as support for The Pineapple Thief, and has been placed in favourable comparison by PROG magazine to Queensrÿche’s Operation: Mindcrime, Dream Theater’s Scenes From a Memory, Tool’s Lateralus and Opeth’s Blackwater Park.
This mid-price CD edition of Emergence features two new remixes by fellow label and tour mate Bruce Soord of The Pineapple Thief for the tracks "Hopeless Situation" and "Much Sinister". It is presented in digipack packaging and complete with a 12-page booklet featuring lyrics and photographs of the band during recording sessions.
Reviews for Emergence:
"A truly captivating album far ahead of some of the more predictable prog-metal releases" PROG
"Dark and muscular prog heaviness from one of the UK's most idiosyncratic rock bands" Metal Hammer
"A mighty tour de force of tip-top riffery" Guitarist