Time Grid – Life

time grid - lifeTime Grid was formed in 2001 after three of the members played together in Chrisophe Mattheys metal workshop at the Ecole des Technologies Musicales (ETM) in Geneva.  Although they wrote many of the songs that would eventually form the debut album, between 2001 and 2004, lineup changes were amongst the issues that meant that they didnt start recording till 2009.  With learning the studio equipment and fitting the mixing in around other commitments, it wasnt until 2012 that the album was finally completed.  Now in 2013, the band’s debut album has finally been released.

Musically it’s Prog Metal, but with quite an experimental feel to it.  There are both male and female vocals, and sometimes they work beautifully together, but at other times they just grate.  It’s a similar story musically – some parts are excellent – some nice keyboards and guitars, and at other times instead of playing in harmony the sounds seem to clash.

I’ve got to say I’m really not a fan of this album.  While there is some great musicianship, and some great vocals, there is no flow to the album – it just feels fractured and disjointed, and it really suffers as a result.  This isn’t an album I’m ever likely to listen to again.

Rating: 5/10

Track listing:

1. Deceit
2. Emptiness
3. Me
4. Premices
5. Blind
6. Zephyr
7. Forsaken
8. Escape

Time Grid are:

Mathias Reusser – Vocals & Keyboards
Steve Huber – Guitars
Laetitia Fontannaz – Vocals
Pierre Sottas – Bass
Raphael Sudan – Keyboards
Remi Poussier – Drums

About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.