Triton Project
Messenger's Quest


4.5
superb

Review

by pizzamachine USER (627 Reviews)
March 19th, 2024 | 14 replies


Release Date: 02/23/2024 | Tracklist

Review Summary: shocking

Messenger’s Quest is an immense, intended epic. Those who dig purely virtuosic progressive metal are in for a treat. This group can rival the greats, and they want you to know it. The group does not allow prog metal newbies a second to understand what’s going on. Transition after transition, with few conventional song structures, Triton Project cram every second with prog overload and fresh ideas. People may complain about Dream Theater’s wankery, but just wait until they get a load of this one.

This experience is less chorus driven than what you can typically expect from prog metal. As said before, there’s zero hand holding. The ride never ends, and neither do the riffs. Like a stream of consciousness put forth into notes, a steady stream plunges would-be listeners into an inescapable force. Breathing room is absent, and all that presents itself is an exploding Pizza Pocket of metal sound.

Skills and composition make up an exciting album, with their singer reaching hard notes easily. No need to highlight only one instrumentalist though, considering the entire band is on another level. Beyond the Mazes showcases this handily, with what feels like a near-infinite jam session. The song certainly didn’t need to be over twenty minutes long, but neither did the following song, which is over twenty eight minutes. Nonetheless, they manage to keep the pace at breakneck, to the point where it sounds like virtuosic prog metal naturally emanates from the air around me. It doesn’t seem like humans could create this music.

Much like the enjoyment of watching a symphony live, Triton Project unravel a skilled composition of unexpected melodies. It’s an album to be impressed by, and clap when it’s done. You will be exhausted when it’s done, if you can somehow muster your attention to stick long enough to something that feels much bigger than the longest movie ever made. If you can though, it’s utterly worth it. The album is nearly perfect, and the epic soundscape they intended pulled through. Every minute shines, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a better prog metal album this year. Triton Project have raised the bar, and it’ll be interesting to see if they top this.



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Ebola
March 19th 2024


4522 Comments


"The song certainly didn’t need to be over twenty minutes long, but neither did the following song, which is over twenty eight minutes."

Lmao, that's how you KNOW this is a prog album

Pikazilla
March 19th 2024


29816 Comments


shocking

Jmal00
March 20th 2024


37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Best album to come out in years. Sheesh

pizzamachine
March 20th 2024


27252 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You might even say shocking

Scheumke
March 20th 2024


2633 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Owh damn this sounds right up my alley. Will check. Haven't heard it but I feel a Pika 1 incomming haha.

Zac124
March 21st 2024


2723 Comments


cool album cover and great review. will have to check

pizzamachine
March 21st 2024


27252 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

If u prog u must check it

ChaoticVortex
March 21st 2024


1596 Comments


God bless this website for putting the spotlight on bands like this.

Scheumke
March 21st 2024


2633 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah this is great. I find it actually quite approachable. Reading the review I thinking more prog along the lines of BTBAM in terms of complexity, but its reminds me more of Seventh Wonder or Teramaze. Good stuff!

pizzamachine
March 21st 2024


27252 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah it’s that kinda shindig

Piripichotes
April 10th 2024


792 Comments


Yo pizza, pos'd rev.
I've been listening to this for a couple of weeks now, and don't know how to rate it.
I'm torn in between a 4.1 and a 4.3 but unfortunately us mere mortals can't rate decimals, so I was thinking about going with a 4, but this is honestly more than a 4....
I get some Fates Warning and Redemption vibes from time to time, it's not wanky shit and I enjoy that, all instruments are really well placed and mixing is superb... I hope they keep doing more stuff like this.

Piripichotes
April 10th 2024


792 Comments


"Owh damn this sounds right up my alley. Will check. Haven't heard it but I feel a Pika 1 incomming haha."

shhhh please don't invoke him
he hates this kind of stuff, but somehow manages to show on every thread that touches the prog subject LOL
he is some sort of masochist I guess.

WattPheasant
April 13th 2024


85 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah guys, this album is really good.

pizzamachine
April 13th 2024


27252 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It’s so good it doesn’t deserve a decimal system



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