Progressive rockers Mile Marker Zero began in 2003 slowly but steadily gaining a following behind their complex arrangements and heavily comparable style. Their newest release is a hodgepodge of their formula brought together once again with a few new twists.
The progressive rock category has always been the nerdy cousin to angst riddled punk and metal and just a bit to cool to be lumped in with everything else. It’s a place where learned musicians go to create much like an artist would paint a complex but telling picture. The music of this category is acutely designed to be perfect in every regard and accompanied by narrative lyrics that carry a socio-political message that is meant to insight deep thought. This pretty much describes Mile Marker Zero and their newest effort.
If your new to prog rock, welcome, and yes the vocals are a bit 80’s but what can you do, that’s just the way it is here. Their not terrible but chances are you’ll have some explaining to do in almost every other crowd that doesn’t subscribe to prog rock. Undeniable though is the orchestration of each track breaking off into their own little worlds perfectly. Much like powerhouses like Rush and Dream Theater the music rocks but then again. The Vocals? Regardless this album signifies a lot of hardwork and effort that comes out of your speakers calculated and finely tuned not just for the satisfaction of the artist but for the ears of the fans as well. Look for these guys to be big later on. As usual judge for yourself and enjoy.