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The Myth of Sisyphus

by Theater of the Absurd

Progressive Metal like no other band has ever played; complex, dramatic musical madness that can appeal to fans of old-school Prog Rock and Metal alike.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal
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1. False Idols
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2. The Lesser Gods
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3. Trade Winds
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4. Rising Tides in Still Water
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5. For Nostalgia's Burden, Part I: Our Quiet Fears
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6. For Nostalgia's Burden, Part II: In My Time of Solace
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7. Black Wind from Mr. Takamine (Pat's Nap)
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8. Changing Direction
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Album Notes
Based in New York City, Theater of the Absurd have been pushing the boundaries of progressive metal since 2006. In 2013, the band's ardor and efforts bore fruit in the form of the acclaimed full-length album, The Myth of Sisyphus, mixed by legendary producer Jim Morris (Iced Earth, Savatage, Death) at Morrisound Recording. Though not a concept album, the lyrical themes on The Myth of Sisyphus offer an existential examination of contemporary society and inner struggle, conveyed through the medium of powerful and evocative avant-garde music.

The Myth of Sisyphus is replete with lush vocal harmonies courtesy of vocalist Chandler Mogel (Outloud) and guest female vocalist Kjersti Kveli, as well as blistering metal sections and complex melodic passages. Intricate piano runs, compelling bass lines, refined guitar work and monstrous drumming characterize this singular release that is perhaps best summed up by the term "drama metal", which was coined by the album's mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (Cynic, Fates Warning, Asia). A must-buy for any fan of forward-thinking music.

"The instrumentation is excellent throughout the album and make no mistake this is not progressive metal by the numbers...Theater of the Absurd has released an excellent album and one that I recommend without reservation. Definitely a band to watch out for." --Sea of Tranquility

“If you take the style ‘Prog Metal‘ and change the word 'Prog' to 'Drama' you will get ‘Drama Metal,‘ and that’s what this music sounds like. It’s changing every few seconds and it throws you to different places: up, down and sideways”. --Maor Appelbaum

"It's difficult to describe what you find when you're listening [to "The Myth of Sisyphus"]; It is absolutely Progressive music; Prog Metal at times, occasionally Gothic, often, very melodic. It sounds good and never gets boring. Their own style, their own sound. My advice: listen!" -- Progpraat

"The whole event is very entertaining; the songs have enormous drive and are pleasantly complex, especially in the rhythm section: SO good!" --Ragazzi-Music

"The madness inherent in this record is...totally lucid and calculated, not a single note is out of place, everything is exactly where it should be and nothing is left to chance." --Metal.it



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