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Free CD (2006)

Artist: O.s.i.

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If there’s a sling or an arrow that could be directed against progressive metal – or worse, a prog metal super group - it’s that the work often turns out to sound like a loose-bolted, duct-taped monster resembling the sum of disparate parts. This is not the case with O.S.I.

O.S.I. or Office of Strategic Influence released their first, self-titled CD in February of 2003 and to this day it remains one of Inside Out Music’s best selling titles. As with the first release, Free features the incredible musical talents of Jim Matheos (Fates Warning) on guitar, Kevin Moore (ex-Dream Theater, Chroma Key) on vocals and keyboards, and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) on drums. Present once again is the now patented O.S.I. sound. However, Free takes on a slightly more mature and evolved style. You’ll still hear plenty of crunch and drive from Matheos and Portnoy, but Moore’s often melancholy vocal styling is somehow a bit more hardened and world-weary. The recording also experiments with new sounds and an even more unique use of the sonic space. Their complex blend of comfort riffs, complex arrangements and experimentation will be ambrosia to the Dream Theater / Fates Warning fan base and will also appeal to fans of bands from Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd to Radiohead and Wire.


Label Inside Out Music
SKU 202493648
UPC 693723488622
UPC 14 00693723488622
Format CD
Release Date 4/25/2006
Author O.s.i.
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Artist O.s.i.
Music Format Compact Disc
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