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My Soliloquy: The Interpreter

Progressive Metal group Threshold released one of 2012's best progressive albums, receiving so many glowing reviews and rightly so. Well now it's their guitarist Pete Morten's turn to get some much deserved praise for this great new album. My Soliloquy is Pete's other band who are also of the progressive metal variety and one which he formed long before joining Threshold, and now in 2013 My Soliloquy will finally release their debut The Interpreter and it's a good one.

The Interpreter is sure to spark the interest of Threshold's fans and they wont be disappointed once they hear My Soliloquy's excellent modern progressive metal. Pete is so much more than a skilled guitarist and he really shows what a versatile talent he is taking care of lead vocals, guitars, bass and keyboards, in fact the only instrument he doesn't play on The Interpreter are the drums. Having contributed so much to this recording it really has to be heard to appreciate the amount of effort Pete has put in. Getting back to those vocals and Pete has quite a range and diversity that works a treat.

Compared to Threshold's latest I would say this release is more diverse throughout. Take "Corrosive De-Emphasis" for example; if there was such a thing as progressive dance metal the start of this song would be it. Keyboards feature heavily on The Interpreter along with the guitars, as Pete combines the two so well and "Ascension Pending" is a great example not to mention a fantastic opener.

There may only be eight tracks but there is plenty on offer as you begin to digest the variety and twists presented on The Interpreter and none of those songs are really that short anyway. My Soliloquy are another worthy addition to the better end of the progressive metal rankings.


Tracklist:
1.Ascension Pending
2.Flash Point
3.Corrosive De-Emphasis
4.Fractured
5.Six Seconds Grace
6.Dream In Extremis
7.Inner Circles
8.Star

Added: February 7th 2013
Reviewer: Scott Jessup
Score:
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My Soliloquy: The Interpreter
Posted by Pete Pardo, SoT Staff Writer on 2013-02-07 14:15:22
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The Interpreter is the debut from My Soliloquy, the progressive metal side project of Threshold guitarist Pete Morten. Here, he plays all the intruments and sings, with the drum chair going to Damon Roots. Fans of his main band will no doubt find much to love here, though I think My Soliloquy have a slightly more prog-rock and at times gothic edge than Threshold. Morten's vocals are quite good, at times sounding a bit like IQ's Peter Nicholls, so on the more symphonic prog songs here you can clearly hear the IQ reference, though with a more metallic edge, which is pretty evident on the excellent "Corrosive De-Emphasis". Considering that Morten practically makes his living with the guitar, he's also a damn good keyboard player, so for those who prefer plenty of keys with their prog-metal you can look for some tasty textures, colors, and lead melody lines throughout The Interpreter.

Good stuff all around here, with plenty of epic moments and memorable melodies to go along with the strong vocals and sharp instrumentation. It will be interesting to see if Pete Morten decides to do more with this project in the future and possibly flesh out the line-up, when and if he finds the time between Threshold activity.


» Reader Comments:

My Soliloquy: The Interpreter
Posted by Jeff Gonsalves on 2013-02-02 18:29:23
My Score:

Is it just me, or does Pete (the singer) sound like he's been taking lessons from John Arch and Fish?




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