Recently it was announced that a fairly new progressive metal band Lost In Thought had called it a day, and I for one was disappointed with that news after having really enjoyed their debut Opus Arise. Well luckily we have other relatively fresh progressive bands like this melodious one called Opposing Motion appearing, and now they are set too gain greater exposure with Laws Of Motion their full-length debut album. Influenced by both old and newer popular progressive groups such as Dream Theater, Royal Hunt, Vanden Plas and Circus Maximus though Opposing Motion do have more of their own sound than we often hear from new bands.
The technical metal of instrumental "Deus Ex Machina" is the first taste of Opposing Motion's music, "Forever's Edge" edges the tempo upwards before setting into its groove with a more vibrant metal feel and harmonious chorus. "Labyrinth of Mirrors" is another impressive and adventurous metal cocktail. "Las Lagrimas Del Diablo" is the album's lightweight number then "Rites of Passage" return to the complex side of their music while "Echoes of the Soul" explodes from the start taking flight and making multiple adjustments throughout.
Title track "Laws Of Motion" is quite the atmospheric track with a combination of mostly vocals and keyboards. "The Fallen Opera" is the longest and also the album's final song and where Opposing Motion have got their heavy progressive mixture together and ensured that Laws Of Motion finishes on a pleasing high.
Laws Of Motion is a gripping introduction to the songs of this capable four piece metal group, and the fact that this band have been signed to Lion Music who also have great groups with a reputation for quality progressive music like Sun Caged and Seventh Wonder on their roster has to speak volumes.
1. Deus Ex Machina
2. Forever's Edge
3. Labyrinth of Mirrors
4. Las Lagrimas Del Diablo
5. Rites of Passage
6. Echoes of the Soul
7. Laws of Motion
8. The Fallen Opera