Floodline was formed in 2003 by Daniel Hall (guitars, clean vocals) and Jared Crabb (drums and bass). and are the primary members of this very promising and upcoming metal/prog band. Hailing from Spokane, WA USA, Floodline writes, records and produces all of their own music. Other musicians have participated in their recording process on a guest musician basis, and have included Keith Brown of Atomic Clock, and Randy George of Neal Morse (with Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater on Drums). Floodline's music is best described as a mix between hard driving metal rhythms and melancholy melodic interludes and breakdowns. The vocal lines switch from Daniel's thick, Alice In Chains like melodies and harmonies to brutalizing throat vocals, creating a mix of metal, prog, and melody that stands on it's own apart from the crowd of formulaic "hardcore" sub genres. Floodline's debut album "Passage To Dawn" was released in 2006 and can be described as a concept metal/prog album dealing with the inner struggles of ones conscience self, seen through to an ultimately liberating and enlightening end. Floodline's latest album "Beneath The Waves" is out!! The music is much heavier overall than their debut album. The album's message is illustrated perfectly in the expressive style of prog art genius Ed Unitsky. It is again somewhat of a concept, as was their first CD, but tells a story of soaring hope arising from the mire of deep disparity. The themes of each song do vary, but they, as do all Floodline songs, display a very positive attitude within the meaning. "There is way to much negativity around us, so we like to keep things positive. Even when all looks bleak, you can still find a light at the end of the tunnel and a silver lining along the edge of the darkest clouds. " . They are also in the process of searching for the right record label to compliment their efforts.
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