Turtles All the Way Down: Vol II, the latest release from USA based Progressive Metal band Odin’s Court continues on from where the bands 2013 concept album, Turtles All the Way Down left off. The album explores deep issues of our understanding of the universe and how new discoveries challenge what we believe.
Lead guitarist Matt Brookins: “This album takes it up a notch from where we left off with the previous album. I think Turtles II has our best material and production yet. I know artists often say these types of things when talking about a new release, but I think Gary Raub’s drum style adds a nice vibe to the sound we previously established. We also went for some epic sounding choruses on this one with layered choirs, which are nicely supplemented by the beautiful voice of Michelle Loose Schrotz (of mid-Atlantic based band Brave).
“I think this album also has a big, ambient, and dense sound, but even with that big sound, we still maintain focus on ‘the song’ because that’s what it’s all about – the messages and emotions that music attempts to deliver.”
The new album features 8 tracks of melodic hard rock, prog, and metal, including an epic piece, A Brief History of Time, which far from being brief, is over 20 minutes long with full orchestration.
Turtles All the Way Down: Vol II was released in early January by Melodic Revolution Records and is available on the following platforms:
CD Baby: bit.ly/2CMoady
MRR Bandcamp: bit.ly/2kcgskr
Odin’s Court Bandcamp: bit.ly/2zF9NSE
Amazon USA: amzn.to/2Axzzb6
Amazon Japan: amzn.to/2CJJlgt
Amazon UK: amzn.to/2CFKTY5