Guitarist Stephen Speelman possesses a master’s degree in classical guitar performance, bass player Dave Mickelson is currently a member of Joey Belladonna’s Chief Big Way and thunderous drummer Victor Tassone has appeared on several independent artist releases as well, including Corvus Stone and Andy John Bradford’s Oceans 5. While there is most certainly plenty of chops to be found in this band’s music, their overall sound focuses more on melody and song composition than it does on technical gymnastics. Unified Past's 2013 release, "Spots", on Melodic Revolution Records (MRR CD 22005) was their most gripping recording yet and connected with many fans of the progressive rock genre. Shifting the Equilibrium (MRR 22113) is the band’s 7th release and their third for Melodic Revolution Records.
The CD is a 6 panel digi pack containing a 12 page booklet of lyrics and photos, designed by international fantasy artist Ed Unitsky, who also designed “Spots” in 2013. The stunning artwork is supplemented by the photography of Rochester’s Scott Hamilton. The visual presentation in combination with the sonic experience, makes this a recording that will most certainly introduce the band to a larger audience. If you are a dedicated fan of progressive rock music and you are not familiar with Unified Past, the time is now to discover this power prog artist. Read more on Last.fm.
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