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Vox Tempus - 3 Song Advance Promotional Disc - reviewed by: Nailer

Track Listing 1. Revelations
2. For Every Life
3. This Arena
4. What About
This ones only has song samples, but it's a pretty impressive prog rock promo from Vox Tempus who first came together around January of 1997, as members of the progressive rock band Equinox. During recording session for a follow-up release, the lineup splintered, but continued on as Equinox.

As the songs were written and recorded for the new album, the band went through several vocalists. Finally, after going through over a hundred submissions from throughout North America, the group finally settled on Dan Reed. In late 2002, during the tail end of the mixing process, drummer Eric Althaus chose to part ways with the band. In light of this, the band changed their name to Vox Tempus. To date, the current line up of Vox Tempus is Ray Mantor (guitar), Jim Turba (bass), Eric Ragno (keyboards), and Dan Reed (vocals).

There wasn't enough here in the samples to get a good handle on any choruses, but the song bits are friendy and Dan Reed's voice is similar to Styx' Dennis DeYoung minus the showtune quality with a bit of Dream Theater's James LaBrie. Man, can he hold a great clear note.

If these are any indication of a full CD, Vox Tempus has the skills and potential to be recognized. Their new full-length In the Eye of Time, is being released later this month by Progman Records.


--Nailer 08.31.04
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Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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In the Eye of TimeVox Tempus
2004
Frank Hill1/1/2005
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2004
Frank Hill8/30/2004


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