Quality progressive metal/rock from this Manila, Philippines band. Formed in 2001 by Abby Clutario – vocals/Chapman Stick/Keyboards, Mico Ong – 6 and 7 String guitars, Eric Tubon – synthesizers/keyboards/Keytar and Lester Banzuelo – drums/V drums, Fuseboxx delivered a quite exciting blending of traditional and modern progressive metal/rock, but sometimes building in smooth pop or jazz constructions and textures or explode in intense metal hurricanes.
“Animated” is a complex, colourful journey between quite different genres, but nice and smoothly combined into one, flowing and breathing construction. Fuseboxx takes inspiration from Rush, Yes, Jethro Tull and Emerson, Lake & Palmer as well as from Dream Theater and their groovy blending of approaches reveals unexpected musical perspectives and dimensions. Balanced between classic and modern elements, flavored with pop, jazz and classical music aromas, Fuseboxx created a cohesive and dense musical product.
“Animated” is simultaneously powerful and beautiful, classy and heavy, dynamic and subtle, a strong and intense release.