If you thought The Lasers Edge was going soft with recent releases from atmospheric prog bands Riverside and White Willow, you need to hear Anti-Depressive Delivery's debut, Feel. Melt. Release. Escape. If Pain of Salvation and Evergrey were heavily influenced by, say - oh, I don't know - maybe Rush, Megadeth or even the Moody Blues, those Swedes would sound something like these Norwegians. Classic rock fuses with modern aggression in a progressive and technical mélange of frantic guitars, hyperkinetic keyboards and enthusiastic vocals. It's all here: off-kilter riffing ("Coward"), lounge-club moments ("Path of Sorrow"), social commentary ("Penny Is a Slut Machine") quirky melodies ("End of Days"), vintage prog influences ("Bones & Money") and damn near complete chaos ("Voyage of No Brain Discovery"). Although it may take some listeners time to wrap their brains around everything that's happening on Feel. Melt. Release. Escape., certain songs are immediately intoxicating. Whether the rest of this album clicks with you depends on how wide you open your mind.
1) End of Days
3) Voyage of No Brain Discovery
4) Path of Sorrow
5) Penny Is a Slut Machine
6) Feel. Melt. Release. Escape.
8) The Anti-Depressive Delivery
9) Bones & Money