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Century Mornings
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Century Mornings

Confirmation Bias

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Norway

From Norway, the debut album "Century Mornings" by Confirmation Bias marks a compelling entry into the progressive rock scene. Spanning seven tracks with just over an hour of music, the album offers a rich blend of seventies' art rock with modern influences and punches of metal at all the right moments. The music intricately weaves through themes of personal and historical struggle, effectively reflecting on both contemporary issues and poignant tales from the past.

The opening track, "Residence in You," boldly tackles modern-day challenges such as fake news and internet trolling, setting a tone that's both reflective and critical. (The last 90 seconds of this track is about as good as prog gets!) Following it, "Living With the Lie" presents a narrative steeped in early 20th-century turmoil, capturing the emotional weight of familial revelations. Each song on the album is a self-contained narrative that explores different facets of human endurance and resilience, with the music matching this thematic depth through complex compositions and layered soundscapes.

Confirmation Bias

"Century Mornings" is a noteworthy debut, one of the best debuts of the year to be sure...a promising start for the band, presenting a thoughtful, well-crafted collection of music that holds up well against the works of established artists in the genre.

The standout piece is undoubtedly the album’s title track 'Century Mornings,' a robust 18+ minute epic that chronicles a journey of hope and new beginnings. It’s a compelling closer that not only encapsulates the thematic ambitions of the album but also showcases the band's ability to blend dynamic rhythms with evocative lyricism. The track’s buildup and resolution offer a satisfying conclusion to the album’s narrative and musical explorations.

"Century Mornings" is a noteworthy debut, one of the best debuts of the year to be sure, offering a fresh take on the prog rock genre without losing touch with its roots. The album is a promising start for the band, presenting a thoughtful, well-crafted collection of music that holds up well against the works of established artists in the genre.

For fans of progressive rock looking for something both new and familiar, Century Mornings will not disappoint. Tune in to Prog Radio to hear several tracks from this impressive debut. Look for it to be featured in next week’s “What’s New Proggy Cats?” show.

5 Stars!

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Mar 29, 2024
1 hr 2 min
Century Mornings • Residence In You • Living With the Lie • Epiphany
Kevin Carmony
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