PDA

View Full Version : Inner Odyssey (prog metal gem)



Prog Head
Apr-04-2012, 07:19
Hailing from Quebec is a new Canadian gem INNER ODYSSEY. They play a versatile blend of progressive rock and metal. For a debut, ‘Have A Seat’ has a sensational level of creativity, an artful melding of depth and technical precision. Very impressive album from start to the finish. The first track begins with a Pink Floyd entrance. Then the style turns into hybrid of Dream Theater/Metallica. It casually flows into PT(at their melodic side). This is transformed to Opeth… :) But apart from obvious references the music of Inner Odyssey is a self-indulgence: with a soulful voice of Pier-Luc Garand-Dion, supported by other members. Excellent point is Vincent Leboeuf-Gadreau with his guitar mastery. The drummer Йtienne Doyon and bassist Simon Gourdeau lay down rhythms, the keyboards of Mathieu Chamberland add melodic color to cross a wide range of barriers… :cool:

http://www.360entertainment.ca/inner/player.html (http://www.360entertainment.ca/inner/player.html)


Feel free to enjoy this invigorating debut. It ROCKS! Kudos to Inner Odyssey.

http://www.innerodyssey.com/ (http://www.innerodyssey.com/)


2586

Prog Head
Apr-05-2012, 06:39
The more I listen to this album the more I like it. Tremendous stuff! On a global scale, I'd place Inner Odyssey as the NEXT BIG THING!

Prog Head
Jul-07-2012, 05:28
Inner Odyssey has been signed with the Unicorn Digital label for the release of their debut album 'Have a Seat' (UNCR-5082). That will be available worldwide This Fall.

Prog Head
Aug-03-2012, 04:29
A new link to Background's review.

http://www.backgroundmagazine.nl/CDreviews/InnerOdysseyHaveASeat.html

Prog Head
Sep-05-2013, 07:08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgztcvjfGE0&feature=youtu.be

Prog Head
Apr-24-2015, 20:09
Following the release of their debut CD "Have A Sit" (2011), one of the most exciting newer Canadian progressive bands INNER ODYSSEY will return with a second album, ‘Ascension’, in May of 2015. :cool:

https://innerodyssey.bandcamp.com/album/ascension

Prog Head
Jun-05-2015, 18:56
Here's a video for 'Retrospection', an instrumental track from Inner Odyssey's sophomore album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h00FoivKBW4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h00FoivKBW4)

Prog Head
Jun-19-2015, 16:53
Following the release of their debut CD "Have A Sit" (2011), one of the most exciting newer Canadian progressive bands INNER ODYSSEY will return with a second album, ‘Ascension’,


Reviews are starting to come.

http://www.progmetalzone.com/2015/album-review-inner-odyssey-ascension/

Prog Head
Jun-23-2015, 08:32
Reviews are starting to come.


Another one (on French and English).10 out of 10!:cool:

http://ondeschocs.com/critique-dalbum-inner-odyssey-ascension/

Prog Head
Jun-26-2015, 09:35
OK... That's my own point of view. :)

I had great expectations for the second release from Canadian prog-band INNER ODYSSEY. Begs the trivial question: was it worth the wait? Yeah, 'Ascension’ is a fabulous affair! It can literally take your breath away. Beside graceful musicianship and terrific songwriting, young fellows bring artistic integrity. Each song blends perfectly with the concept of metaphorical journey through the life, accompanied by inescapable questions that depend on different age stage. Étienne Doyon is responsible here for the lead singing and percussion. The guitar textures (Vincent Leboeuf-Gadreau) are underpinned by bass department (Simon Gourdeau), while Mathieu Chamberland provides the keyboards intention. The album’s opener, ‘Why Am I Here (Ouverture)‘, slowly gains momentum, holding a vibe where nice chords are alternated by powerful work. This segues into ‘Something More’, larded with the guitar gimmicks, interspersed between agility of keys and tight rhythmic section. Thereafter, ‘A World Of My Own’, which is replete with sonic surprises and whimsical performance. The middle section contains Spanish-esque fragment. Next up, ‘My Purpose’ has enough room both for enchantment and for virtuosity. Heir, titled ‘Losing Your Mind’, sounds at times vigorous, at other moments fragile, but without losing sight of the common message. Again, the intertwining harmonies create a special palette. Drifting ‘Crawl’ exudes flavour, bound by the vowel system and instrumental passages. Then, things turn to ‘Lifelong Misery’, using a barrage of potent riffs and intriguing synthesizer lines, thrown in for good measure. Bass and drums battle it out amidst significant signatures. The flute is also present in the mix. Gentle ‘Introspection’ shows a sense of restraint that’s underscored by piano melody and the fine vocal delivery. Bursting out in a prog-metal style, instrumental ‘Retrospection’ gives offensive template. It's mighty and furious. By contrast, a smooth ballad ‘You Are Not Alone’ glides to soothe. Its melodic pattern can remind of the opening track. For the completion, comes versatile ‘Where It Begins, Where It Ends’ (Finale), a melting pot of cool ideas, featuring excellent placement of accents... :cool: In sum, I can rate this CD as the strongly recommended purchase! Just imagine, if Pink Floyd, It Bites, Porcupine Tree, Anathema, Dream Theater and Transatlantic got together and worked on one album - it would sound much like 'Ascension'.

Prog Head
Oct-01-2015, 18:16
Jerry Lucky's review.

http://jerrylucky.com/reviews-ghi_038.htm

Prog Head
Oct-25-2015, 09:25
A link to DPRP sheet.

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201578.php#innerodyssey

Prog Head
Mar-01-2016, 09:49
Inner Odyssey are currently working on the third studio album. Below you can see the new line-up of this Canadian band.

3393

Prog Head
Jul-24-2018, 17:10
The band's line-up has changed again. A title for the upcoming studio release is 'The Void'. More details will be confirmed as they become available.

Prog Head
May-17-2019, 08:41
The band's line-up has changed again. A title for the upcoming studio release is 'The Void'. More details will be confirmed as they become available.

If work proceeds according to schedule, 'The Void' will be released sometime in Fall 2019. This new CD features a total length around 50 min.

Prog Head
Dec-14-2019, 13:32
If work proceeds according to schedule, 'The Void' will be released sometime in Fall 2019. This new CD features a total length around 50 min.


4410

Above you can see the artwork for upcoming album by Inner Odyssey, which is to be out on March 1st.

The full tracklisting:

1. Overhanging
2. The Reckoning
3. Into the Void
4. Don’t Walk way
5. I’m Fine
6. Endgame
7. Nemesis
8. Continue Without Saving
9. The Great Collapse.

Prog Head
Jan-09-2020, 15:43
A snippet from the soon to be released new album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYC74_hdAMQ&feature=