Today's album is the newly released A Voice Within by Intervals. While it's their third release overall it is the first one to feature vocals and those are professionally handled by ex-The HAARP Machine vocalist Mike Semesky. It has, in my opinion, most of the things that made Intervals exciting as an instrumental band with the added bonus of having great vocals on top but still it feels like something's missing. Recently I've had difficulties getting into instrumental metal as I feel like it needs to offer something that wouldn't work with vocals or else I'll feel like it's kinda missing something (I'm still waiting for 15 year old me to bitch slap me through the space-time continuum for saying that) and although Intervals worked as an instrumental band I loved the idea of them adding vocals. With the vocals out of the way I'll tell you right away that the instrumental side of the music is fantastically played as well, great melodies and catchy compositions, however the album is a bit samey throughout but it's good nonetheless. I can't quite put my finger on it but it feels like there is something missing to make it truly great. If you want one song to check out I'd recommend Moment Marauder but the whole thing is pretty good.
The album is available digitally (and streamable) on Bandcamp, in physical format everywhere you're likely to get progressive metal (Amazon?) and Basick Records are handling distribution in Europe.