MESS EXCESS – From another World Pt1
Qua’ Rock Records
There are many bands in the metal scene that have created concept albums and some of them are considered all time classics. Such an example is QUEENSRYCHE’s “Operation Mindcrime” which I mention here due to the similarities it has with the concept story of MESS EXCESS’s album, but first thing first….
MESS EXCESS from Italy was formed in 2009 and it is a female fronted Italian band. The kind of music they play can be described as progressive metal with a lot of progressive rock touches. The guitars and keyboards play a key role to their music and the use of two female singers gives to the album a theatrical touch that fits to the concept story. Musically as I have mentioned the band combines progressive metal and rock elements along with some jazz passages. Although they have their own identity, in my opinion they are close to known bands like SAVATAGE, DREAM THEATRE and QUEENSRYCHE.
The concept story now gives to the listener a lot to think about. It is a fictional story about the elite of people that control the world or at least try to dominate it and they victimize innocent people by using a variety of methods who want to uncover their conspiracy. The whole story is so realistic that could be easily true and it is given by the band in such a way that makes you feel like watching a film. Actually it makes me anxious to listen to its continuation on the part 2 when the band will feel ready to release it.
MESS EXCESS introduce themselves with a beautiful progressive metal release that is technical but in a way that serves the concept story they want to narrate here. I think that people who are into this kind of sound should check them out…
Nick “Verkaim” Parastatidis