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Beyond Jargon

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At the point where Progressive, Rock and Metal collide, there is a new Variant.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. March To War
6:52 $0.99
2. Today I Tried
4:20 $0.99
3. None So Blind
7:12 $0.99
4. Deeds
6:13 $0.99
5. Carrin' Carrion
10:23 $0.99
6. Going
7:00 $0.99
7. Regardless
9:26 $0.99
8. Reflections
1:15 $0.99
9. When the Lights On
4:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
General Musical Description

This ever-shifting material is a progressive blend of old school and current cutting edge. Somehow, it manages to cover a wide array of different genres, while maintaining its own identity. People hear a surprisingly diverse number of influences in it, yet they are most struck by its individuality.

Each song is different from the others. Each is unique, unexpected, now hard, now soft, and guitar driven. The focus is on the atmospheres and textures created within each piece. Many are dark edged or tinted with mystery. Every song is its own adventure, its own audio landscape. The sound is sometimes both atmospheric and heavy at the same time. While densely complex and layered, it all makes perfect sense to the ear. All of the songs portray both purpose and intent. They are musically emotional and dynamic.

All four members fade in and out of the lead role. While there are many tempo and time signature changes, they never give the impression that they were done simply because the artists are capable of it. Instead, they were only done when they would add intensity or embellish the overall feeling of the song.

This is a concept album with deep lyrical content. All of the song lyrics are available at the band’s website. Even though each song is very different from the others, there is a complete story being told. Lyrical examination may provide a look into the times we live in, ending with a ray of light.

Not just a debut CD, but a debut sound. This is a true Variant.

“Beyond Jargon” is currently being played on conventional, Internet and satellite radio, globally. For a list of stations and additional information, please visit the band’s website at:

You will also find lyrics, reviews, bios, pictures and the latest news there.

Also, please visit the band's Myspace page at:

Here are some samples of what the critic’s have been saying:

• “Variant are a breath of fresh air on the current prog scene…” - Sea of Tranquility, Staff Roundtable Review-

• “One of the better new progressive minded rock bands out there…excellent song writing and composing…” –Ron Fuchs of ProgNaut

• “What I believe this band really needs is more exposure, because they have all the right tools to build a large audience around.” –Tom Hayes, Gnosis

• “…music is infectious…musicianship impeccable…songwriting is ingenious…lyrics are insightful…Variant kicks some serious ass.” –Vince and Daisy hosts of Prog’opolis, on The Dividing Line.

• “an amazing album from a band of four excellent soloists, none of whom try to overwhelm the others…” –Marco Piva, MovimentiProg, in Italy, translated by author.

But why not judge for yourself? Care to take a little audio adventure?

Variant “Beyond Jargon”

There is a new Variant where Progressive, Rock and Metal collide.

(The qualtiy of the CD itself is exceptionally high. This is an actual sealed, retail ready replicated CD.)



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David Byler

Brilliant music.
Deep. Intense. Mesmerizing. Stunning versatility. A totally orginal work bordering on masterpiece status.


I haven't gone fuzzy enough to relize this cd is going to take off sky high soon. kickass stuff!!!


Truly original. Deep and sometimes Dark thought provoking lyrics with a refreshing ray of LIGHT at the end.

Bert O'Dell

Holy crap I've listened to great music since the 60's and this band already has a classic with their first album! March to War really caught my ear the first time I heard it on,that is such a killer song(I've played it many times also on myspace heh heh heh)I've been into heavy metal/rock/progressive rock/progressive metal since the late 60's,and this album is the best by far I've heard in many a year,thank you Variant for such a excellent cd!


Good guitar and the drummer can't be beat but where is the vocal harmony? There has got to be more than one of you who can carry a tune! I am anxious to see and hear you on stage.


The first song blows you back into your chair, then the rest of them hold you down. Top rate.


Touring Soon?
Unique sound with multiple texture and character unlike anything I've heard. Every song has deep, profound meaning left up to the listener to interpret. Would love to see them perform LIVE!!!!!


Like eatin' sensimilla brownies
Heavy, dark, lith and bright...
Float away man, its a body high...

Michell Smelt

I thought this CD was excellent. The vocals were good but the instrumental was awesome. Definitely good mood music to sit and chill by.