Review Summary: Yes. There is more than one progressive rock/metal band from Poland.
Indukti are :
* Wawrzyniec Dramowicz – Percussion.
* Ewa Jablonska – Violin.
* Piotr Kocimski - Guitar, ethnical instruments.
* Maciej Jaskiewicz – Guitars, sound mathematician.
* Andrzej Kaczynski – Bass guitar, Doublebass.
Indukti are a progressive rock band hailing from Poland. While Riverside may be the more popular Polish prog band, the similarities should end there. Indukti take a more metal approach, incorporating more chugging riffs and distorted guitars. Through in some violin and acoustic elements and you have a fairly interesting sound. Unfortunately, this very sound is ultimately the album's biggest shortcoming.
Long, epic compositions. Interesting and deeply layered songs. Strange time signatures and frequent tempo changes. Sound fantastic? Fresh or original? In all actuality, Indukti use a formula employed by many prog rock/metal bands before them. Influences from Tool, Porcupine Tree, and even Meshuggah are obvious throughout. "Nemesis Voices" finds the band sounding incredibly like Tool. The dense atmosphere and Maynard-esque vocals are all in check. Yet it sounds completely contrived.
Parallel to "Nemesis Voices," moodier and more subdued feel is "Tusan Homichi Tuvota." Without a doubt the record's strangest and heaviest song. Unfortunately this is as engaging as "Idmen" gets. The vocals on this track are much different than the rest of the record. Boisterous, overdone, and slightly on the cheesy side. However, around the halfway mark we find the vocalist growling the lines "Hawk kills chickens. Hawk kills rabbits." more times than necessary. And yes, its just as awkward and ridiculous as it sounds.
The rest of the tracks are hit or miss which leads to my next complaint. Track placement leaves much to be desired. "Sansara" and "...And Who's the God Now?!" are easily the albums high points, but are both placed in the first half. This doesn't give the listener much desire to continue listening. The rest of the tracks are a little uninspired. Chugging along, throwing in some elements to trick the listener into believing what they're listening to is more interesting than it actually is.
Now it sounds like this album is utter trash right? That's not entirely true. "...And Who's the God Now?!" sounds tribal in some parts, and the all instrumental "Sansara" is actually very good. Unfortunately, Indukti are just far too wiling to rehash ideas from other bands. Those other bands, of course, have taken tose ideas, and have done them much better. So whats left is an incredibly inconsistent album. Indukti are an interesting band with a lot of potential, "Idmen" is proof of that. Yet the album has far too many issues, thus undeserving of a high recommendation.