Rendezvous Point, Solar Storm, 2015
Considered one of the most exciting and promising progressive metal bands from Norway, Rendezvous Point have just delivered their first album on Karisma Records. And if I say the members met studying rhythmical music at the University of Agder, does that make you think of some other band? Well, these guys may grab your brain and use it as a bouncing ball through illogical rhythms, they do know how to hook you with melodies. So do not expect to be dazzled with a million notes per second!
And being a supporter of things melodic, I think they made the right choice here. Rhythmic patterns might sometimes be complex, all songs are held together by the vocals of Geirmund Hansen. In a way they resemble Leprous a bit, which makes sense as they share the drummer in the person of Baard Kolstad. Completing the line up are Petter Hallaraker on guitar, Nicolai Tangen Svennaes on keyboards and Gunn-Hilde Erstad on bass.
The album consists of 7 songs with a total running time of just under 45 minutes. Most songs are around the 5 minute mark with the exception of the epic Mirrors, that clocks in at over 10 minutes. Besides fans of Leprous, also people into Opeth or Devin Townsend should check this. Heck, every serious fan of prog metal should, as this is beyond promising. This album is worth buying straight away, it is that exciting!