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OPPOSITE EARTH were a progressive metal band well ahead of their time, as even a few publications that reviewed the album upon its initial release dubbed it “Cyber Metal”.

OE blended elements from Dream Theater, Rush, Metallica, Sabbath and Tool (unusual for the time) to create a gloomy, spacy, crunchy, and, complex style of metal all their own. If you jump ahead a few years (“Headspace” was issued in September of 1997 in the US through Progressive Arts Music & InsideOut Music in Europe) and you hear bands such as Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Threshold and others now blending doomy grooves a phrygian styled riffs/melodies into their music, elements that much of the prog-metal community could not stomach at the time.

Below is the original bio from when promos of this album first went out in 1997:

How does one separate themselves from the sameness of today’s hard music scene? The answer is quite clear. Combine the accessible complexities of Rush and Dream Theater with the solid riff - oriented groove of Metallica. Then add the lethargic doominess of Sabbath and the heavy psychadelia of Soundgarden and Tool. What you come up with is the aggressive / progressive sounds of OPPOSITE EARTH.

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  • secretmantis

    vThings like that make me embarrassed to listen to progressive rock.

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Another great prog metal band !! Every prog metal band with above 250 listeners loses it's cult status though.

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • anonymuz

    i think it`s very good music... another underrated band that should release at least 2 more albums... absolute respect to them

    5 Nov 2009 Reply