Chronos Zero - Hollowlands (The Tears Path Chapter One)

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Chronos Zero
Hollowlands (The Tears Path Chapter One)
Scarlet Records
2016
5.5
Chronos Zero is an Italian project band, a septet by this point with no less than 3 vocalists at the moment, two male (Jan: clean & Manuel: extreme) and one female (Margherita), mixing prog metal with extreme outbursts vocally and the occasional female vocal interlude that attempts to sway things in a more Lacuna Coil sort of direction… the whole thing started as a solo project of keyboard/guitarist Enrico Zavatta and evolved from there…
 
The band has some Symphony X aspirations, but not their inspiration, and they also seem to incorporate ideas that allude to bands like Adagio and some more modern bands, but the way in which everything is brought together is not really that harmonic and ideal. While it’s far from being the worst thing I’ve heard the often “sound-track” inspired ambiances and sudden outbursts on the latter part, tire a bit and make the whole album sound even more spasmodic… a bit more focus on delivering concise songs, and not 14 songs over 70+ minutes, might make them more appealing.