1. Only When
2. Former Heroes
3. Deleted Scene
4. Absolute Truth
5. Skeptic’s Creed
“The prog parents should be proud of their Colombian child”
I guess the name Opensight does not mean much to you and this is logical because that name belongs to a band from Colombia, a new band that has two demos, a full length and an EP named The Voice Of Nothing. The beauty of the artwork I could say that is derived by the beauty of the material and as an EP contains only five tracks, enough to offer you a taste of their abilities for a second full – length.
The truth is that when I read about their style that is progressive, I expected at least one song with last seven minutes, but in the end the songs will satisfy anyone. “Only When” is one of the two songs that has a solo. The basic riff of that song and of the rest can make it clear that Opensight had a great idea, to marry the technique of the underground US without touching the sick techniques of Watchtower, with the prog topics of Coroner.
The basic in songs like “Former Heroes” and “Deleted Scene” is that the musicians tried to unite those technical riffs with all the acoustic parts, even the jazz parts and believe me that this endeavor is not always successful, but it seems that Ivan, Carlos, Giovanny and Juan reproduce all their love for the prog atmosphere
of the ‘70s. Bands like King Crimson and Camel used to write songs on this way and Opensight do that on a metal way.
“Skeptic Creed” is the last and the second song with a wonderful solo, which completes the EP with the best of our expectations for a full – length which will reach higher standards. Also this song is the fifth prove that Opensight have one of the best upcoming prog drummers. Giovanny Nino plays everything like he has done his studies on progressive academies.
Five songs for an EP, prog qualities that proliferate the demands for better things and four musicians who can do great things with a personal sound, what else do you need? The only thing that I cannot compound with is the vocals which remind me of Metallica, but in the end I think that it is a matter of habit. They are not bad, they just need development and one more thing, I expect in the next
full – length a song with last 7 or 8 minutes, so to see that Opensight can play prog on a perfect way. If you like new bands of the underground metal you will enjoy this material a lot, especially if you are a fun of Opeth and of the prog ‘70s.
Review by Dr. Feelgood