The progressive spine of hard rock trio Initial Mass is immediately felt on “Reason To Take,” a tune that could work well as a TV theme song. While Mark Baldwin’s tenor voice has the ideal tone for this music, it could have even more impact if it were more prominent in the mix. As it is, the band and Baldwin’s keening guitar parts tend to overshadow his voice at times. What becomes clear as we delve further into the band’s recordings is how deft they are at group-vocal interplay. Both “Piece By Piece” and “Bending Light” have beautiful blends that are effectively balanced against harder, metal-style guitar riffs and contrapuntal prog-rock workouts. The blend of hard and soft elements is a winner.
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Style: Hard Rock/Prog Rock