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SORIZON / Press

“As a band, Sorizon blends all elements of their sound flawlessly, Mann and Jorion (split duty on lead/rhythm guitars) compliment each other like not many bands have done, Maiden and Priest come to mind. McIntosh on vocals has a strong voice, and amazing range ( not to mention the backing vocals are always melodic and in key). Sorizon is full up on talented musicians and composer(s). No two songs are the same, there's alot of feeling in the music, to the point it sometimes takes on a life of it's own, and you're along for the ride. Due to the fact i don't often get alot of time to listen to albums at my pc, I often take them in the car listen, and take them back out when I've finished, this one is staying in the car, and in the very near future will probably be the cause of blown speakers. Buy this CD, crank the volume and enjoy, I know I did. Sorizon has made a fan out of me, and the fact that this is a debut effort amazes me, I can't wait to see what the future holds with Sorizon.”

“The production of Behind the Emerald Starscape is highly professional, the measure of many peers within the genre, with the band having the actual foresight to send it over to Finnvox Studios for mastering. Sorizon is off to an impressive start. Most bands don't have their shit organized after a decade or so, but in two short years these Californians have mustered a great debut that nearly rivals the better work of Kamelot or Symphony X? There's no real chink in the armor here now, so I can only imagine what the band might come up with if given a few more years of gestation. Without being intensely poetic, the lyrics of Sorizon manage to stir up an enthusiasm for both the future and the mysteries of the world's past. They're a band of dreamers, and when you listen closely to the music they create together, the dreams are already well within reach of their galaxy-wide grasp.”

“The alternating of clean vocals with growls/screams of Keith McIntosh is quite well done (and this is where the Into Eternity/Divinity comparisons really come into play), as he handles all with utter conviction and power.The rest of the band are equally as talented; check out the blistering harmony leads from Danny Mann & Aj Jorion at the intro to the thrash/prog metal gem "Don't Just Exist", or the two guitar studs laying down some complex lines over the insane rhythms from bassist Keith Hoffman & drummer Sean Elston on the intricate instrumental "Earth War 1". Lots of melody abounds on Behind the Emerald Starscape, and when you mix that up with the right amount of complex interplay as well as brutality, you have a real winner of an album. This is one band that has a very bright future ahead of them, and I can't think of any major metal label that wouldn't like to have Sorizon on their roster.”

“This is purely magical stuff from a rather new American band. These have chosen the path of progressive, yet powerful metal, ranging from more traditional directions towards blistering thrashing fury. This band really goes for a top position in the field of progressive power metal. A band that comes near ADRAMELCH and even has the inspiration to combine the widespread epic melodies of early FATES WARNING with the raging fury of the last four DEATH albums must be something different. Fortunately they don’t go too much into the technical and twisted direction, which often kills the fun with progressive metal. These guys know to write songs that stick to your mind with melodies of unearthly beauty, twin guitar leads and even acoustic guitars that go for a galloping heavy metal style. Amazing stuff and completely fresh!”