Aspera – Ripples by Alan Chapman

Out Now On – Insideout Music

The melodic prog metal scene has never been my thing, the likes of Dream Theatre just don’t do it for me. Don’t get me wrong, I think most are great musicians so taking a chance on a band like Aspera was a mistake, but one I’m glad I made.

They tick all the right boxes for this style of music, precision note placement, twisting time changes, weird time signatures, huge lead guitar solos with ultra clean production etc.
So what do these guys have over most of the rest? Well they can write songs with passion and soul. This lot are great musicians and they use their skills to produce great tunes, us non-musicians can enjoy.

This is a great self produced début and recorded in Aspera Living Room Studio.