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“Slavior” by Slavior

Artist: Slavior
Title: “Slavior”
Label: InsideOut Music
Release Date: 4/23/2007
Genre: Progressive Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

Drummer Mark Zonder from Fates Warning is a technical drummer’s drummer based on the intricate and oh so tasty dynamics and time signatures we experienced during his tenure with the legendary Progressive Metal band. When he departed the group with their FWX CD, he was still a musician with a lot of ideas and much left to say about the way things were going. His new band would not do epics but instead present shorter and more to the point songs and each of them are led by his incredible levels of groove and understanding of how the drums not only hold a song together but sometimes also guide and morph the melody into a shape that it desires. Zonder would build a band with these ideas and the talented musicianship of Wayne Findlay and Greg Analla. Findlay’s resume is impressive for his consistent work with legendary Michael Schenker and he handles lead and rhythm guitars, bass and keyboards on this album. Vocals are Analla’s territory and his own diversity as a singer makes this work all the more effectively. The former Tribe Of Gypsies singer has a pure and passionate style to his sound and there are times when you will think of bands like Sevendust and Living Colour from his tones. Combined, the three you a unique mix of Progressive technique, Hard Rock with a Nu-Metal angst and powerful songwriting that will grab the Stone Sour and Sevendust fans right off the bat and even appeal to the ever analytical Prog-Rock contingent.
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