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Time Horizon: Power Of Three

Northern California based Time Horizon release their third album Power Of Three and kick it off with an awesome guest appearance from Saga vocalist Michael Sadler. “Living For Another Day” seems written specifically for Sadler, he sounds fantastic, and there are some cool lead trade-offs between Keyboardist Ralph Otteson and lead guitarist Michael Gregory. Full of melody and hooks, the sound firmly falls in a melodic proggy AOR, it certainly is catchy. “I Hear, I See” was brought in by new vocalist David Mau, and rearranged by the band to fit their sound. A mellow, slow builder through the intro and verse, it gains pace with an uplifting chorus. “Prelude” is a short instrumental organ and some blistering guitar, but it feels a bit restrained, would like to hear these guys cut loose a bit more. “The Razor’s Edge” again has that safe feel, which starts to grow tiring at this point. “Steve’s Song” is an atmospheric instrumental featuring Michael Manring solo bass playing, and offers up a nice change of pace. “The Great Divide” has a Kansas feel, but it does not seem to flow as freely as those classic Kansas tracks, it tries a bit too hard to be Kansas, and lacks the clever instrumental passages Livgren created.

The press release provides a track by track description of the songs, and often mentions a band that may have inspired the track. I think this is one of the issues, the band seems focused on this sounds like Kansas or Rush, maybe it should sound like Time Horizon? Overall, Power Of Three is a well recorded and played set of melodic neo-prog songs that should appeal to fans of that genre. The band play it just a bit too safe, and need to find their own sound.

Track List:
  1. Living For A Better Day
  2. I Hear, I See
  3. Prelude
  4. The Razor’s Edge
  5. Steve’s Song
  6. Time To Wonder Why
  7. The Great Divide
  8. Digital Us

Added: September 6th 2022
Reviewer: Eric Porter
Related Link: Band Website
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Language: english

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Time Horizon: Power Of Three
Posted by Jon Neudorf, SoT Staff Writer on 2022-09-06 23:53:54
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Time Horizon is a Christian progressive rock band hailing from Manteca, California. The band mixes healthy doses of AOR with more creative explorations within the prog genre. Lots of nice melodies intermixing with creative and interesting musicianship.

There are a total of eight tracks, mostly in the four-to-eight-minute range, so there are ample opportunities for the band to show their chops. To get an idea of what you will hear, think of bands like Supernal Endgame, Saga, Spock’s Beard and Neal Morse Band to get the general idea.

Then opening track “Living For A Better Day” features the excellent voice of Michael Sadler (Saga) and not surprisingly the track reminds me of his main band. A catchy chorus and outstanding keyboard solos are intermingled with call and response guitar riffs. This is bombastic pomp prog at its finest. With “I Hear, I See” you get a melodic chiming guitar riff and fine backing vocals. A very nice mix of neo progressive and pop rock. Larger than life organ and tasty lead guitar highlight the instrumental “Prelude”, followed by “The Razor’s Edge” featuring excellent lead vocals with more hints of a modern Saga sound.

There are more nuggets to be found on the remaining four tracks. I suggest anyone interested in melodic rock/prog discover this band for yourself. Easily recommended.

A Melodic Revolution Records release.

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