If you like bands as The Dillinger Escape Plan and Between the Buried and Me, it worth to give a try also to this Last Chance To Reason, you will have a very nice surprise. They are from Augusta, Maine, and their debut album, “Level 1”, was released through Tribunal Records in 2007. Their debut album heavily references video games, especially to “Super Metroid” and in the title of their album ‘Lvl. 1’, and song titles such as ‘Escape From Brinstar’, ‘Kraid Ain’t Got Shit On Me’ and ‘Destroy Mother Brain’ they refer to the game.
“Level 2” is a new take on both the concept album and the video game. The current line-up consist of Michael Lessard – vocals, A J Harvey – guitar, vocals, Thomas Waterhouse – guitar, Chris Corey – bass, vocals, Brian Palmer – keyboards , synth and drummer Evan Sammons.
Beside the mentioned parallels with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Between the Buried and Me, Last Chance To Reason has been influenced by different other bands musically from King Crimson to Cynic, from Meshuggah to Dream Theater, from Pantera and Metallica to Pink Floyd. This is a heavy and intense blending of technical but creative death metal and classic progressive rock with some industrial and jazz infusions added as flavor. Heavy, riffing passages and spacy, melodious parts are changing and shifting dynamically, Last Chance To Reason found the perfect balance between these two different universes and keep the listeners interest always sober. Technical and aggressive slaughters and airy, obscure, melodious or experimental moments are nicely combined and the result is a fluent and alive, complex construction, but it’s not selfish and senseless technicality, everything make sense and it’s full of feelings. “Level 2” it’s interesting and extremely inspired, Last Chance To reason is a band with serious future.
The new album was produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Human Abstract) and was released on April 12 through the band’s new home, Prosthetic Records.