By Damien Jones
Vox Vocis: adding progress to a familiar landscape.
With comparisons to bands like Coheed and Cambria and The Mars Volta, Vox Vocis have been handed some large shoes to fill. They not only do a great job of fitting the bill, they also have forged their own sound. When people talk prog rock they are usually talking of odd song structures like Kayo Dot or technical prowess like Dream Theater. My favorite progressive music is where the band writes good songs and can inject some technical skills when needed. In the Arms of the Sun delivers with a style that pulls from some of my favorite elements of post-hardcore and indie rock.
“Breathe” is a standout tune that brings you in from the start. Strong vocal performance and a progressive groove make it such a solid tune.
There are some very epic moments with songs like “Side Effects Take Effect”, “Anacrusis in a Crisis” and the title track “In the Arms of The Sun”.
If you like your prog with well written songs and technical prowess as a feature instead of the songs being solo setups then you need to listen to this album!