Genre: Progressive Metal
Release Date: January 24, 2012
Format: CD & MP3
Import of NetherlandsFeedForward’s style can be best defined as a mix between progressive rock and melodic metal. Although the arrangements are sometimes complex, the songs are accessible due to the recognizable vocals and catching melodies. FeedForward blends catchy rock songs, progressive pieces, pounding 80-like metal and epic songs into one package. And as an added bonus: female vocals - not common in this genre!
Dutch progressive metal band FeedForward has been around since 2002. Since then the members have created their own unique style, which can be best defined as a mix between progressive rock and melodic metal. In spite of the sometimes complex arrangements, the songs are accessible for a large audience, due to the recognizable vocals and catching melodies.The band has managed to build up a big fan-base, which shows by the increasing number of concerts they have played the last couple of years. These gigs included performances with Damian Wilson, Evergrey and Enchant. The on-stage performance full of energy and intensity accentuates the power of their songs. At the end of 2006 FeedForward recorded their full length debut album “Barefoot & Naked”, which really shows the many sides of this band. The album contains catchy rock songs, progressive pieces, pounding metal, but also epic songs and even a piano ballad. “Barefoot & Naked” received a wave of positive reviews from all over the world. This lead to signing a record deal with the dutch label Rusty Cage Records, resulting in a re-release of their album in 2008.FeedForward's first vocalist and co-founder Biejanka decided to move to Finland in June 2009. After a lot of searching and auditions FeedForward found a worthy successor: Patrice. In 2011, FeedForward recorded their second full length album, titled “Upstream”. This album contains 9 songs in the now unmistakable FeedForward style. “Upstream” will be distributed by Nightmare Records.
Patrice - VocalsMario - GuitarsJan - BassPi - Drums / Backing vocalsJob - Keys
ZwareMetalen.com: "Upstream" is of high quality...The song material is of high standard, the technical abilities undisputed and the choruses are catchy...Patrice deserves a compliment for her convincing vocals...score 80/100
ProgArchives:...powerful riffs, nice guitar and keyboard solos and lots of changes in tempo, rhythm and volume without ever loosing the feeling that we are listening to a single track, or a single album....Feedforward has grown in the past 4 years...Excellent addition to any prog metal music collection...score 4 out of 5 stars
Aardschok:...It is a miracle that feedforward is not picked up by a bigger label....pleasant catchy progressive metal with many symphonic influences...Singer Patrice has a beautiful pure voice that fits perfectly with the music..."Upstream" is typically a CD you can easily spin a few times without getting bored.
RockReport.be: "a perfect mix of melodic and progressive metal...Patrice’s voice is perfect for the material and all members give all they’ve got...this is an album that every admirer of Dutch progressive rock and metal should check out....score 4.5 out of 6 stars"
Lords Of Metal: "there are enough good musical ideas in this band...keyboardist and guitarist Mario Job form a good tandem together...Patrice has a full voice and handles the full sound of her bandmates well...score 77/100"
HeavyHardes.de: "Feedforward does not make annoying fiddling, but quite aggressive Metal with a proggy edge...Progressive pieces are alternated with memorable moments and catchy riffs...the more than eight-minute "As One"is an impressive epic semi-ballad. Great achievement!"
Rockportaal.nl: "What strikes me immediately is the awesome powerful sound...FeedForward showcases an international sound...If FeedForward means: What do we need to keep going, we can only conclude that it is precisely this band that deserves the attention and confidence of the public."
Powerofmetal.dk: "This bunch of metal freaks has their roots in the more progressive end of the spectre and mixes their style nicely up with a solid input of melodic metal....a fine piece of metal, that shows their potential...heir first one with new vocalist Patrice, who has a strong voice that fits their music style very well. Underground Empire: On "upstream" the combo presents itself stronger than ever...they are already on the road to victory as far as I'm concerned...the new singer Patrice also makes a very good impression."
Proggnosis: "The band did a great job to let Patrice join the band...The band has evolved in musical and in vocal aspect....This album is a start of a promissing career. Metal Experience: With 'Upstream', a very solid FeedForward album is delivered...The band knows how to write songs and play them technically well... The mix of progressive rock and melodic metal with female vocals works out fine..."Upstream" is a worthy successor to their debut album, now nothing stands in their way to reach a wider audience."
Hard to describe their sound. It is progressive but there is soul in their playing. If you like progressive rock then this is cheap at twice the
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