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Barney029 ,

Progressive Metal Genius

Although the Opeth influences in particular are obvious, Manchester's Spires stamp there own personality on the genre of Progressive Metal. Spiral of Ascension is a work of genius, created by incredibly talented musicians playing at the top of their game. Of course, the brutality is inherent, although as quickly as the chopping riffs and bludgeoning drums assault your senses, they fade replaced by tender, symphonic passages , guitars swooping and soaring, taking the listener into aural paradise, before plunged back into the depths of metallic depravity.

This album confirms, UK metal is back, perhaps bigger and better than ever. In Manchester alone, a whole host of incredible acts have emerged over the last three years and there is no better place to start, than Spires, to witness the rebirth of a genre we once dominated.

I've a feeling, we may just be on the verge of something very, very special once again.

MrBlag ,

A must for your collection

What an accomplished album this is. Of course there are influences, Opeth has been mentioned, but everybody is influenced by everybody else as we all know. The form and structure of the album is clever enough to highlight their musicianship but not too clever so as to make it self indulgent. I would class it as very heavy easy listening and an album that I know I will play over and over again discovering something new each time.

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