The Dystopian Project’s Newest EP “Paradigm” is available now via digital download on Bandcamp
No other Irish band has such unique resonance and melodic vibrations. What you have is an eclectic mix of Avant-garde music. There is something here for everyone to enjoy. The talented members of The Dystopian Project believe they have a niche-sound that crosses over the traditional genres of what is classed as prog, rock and metal. While combining elements of all these and mixing melodic acoustic tones creates a different listening experience all together. “Paradigm” embodies all this and more…
Formed in 2013, The Dystopian Project are a rock band hailing from Dublin, Ireland. Fueled by their influences and blending elements of hard rock, progressive rock, acoustic and metal, The Dystopian Project create a musical landscape with beautiful vocal harmonies at its core.
April 2015 saw the release of their debut EP “Death Leaves an Echo” which was met with wide critical acclaim. A diverse collection of songs, it showed the bands early promise and progressive rock leanings.
For the band, 2017 brings their sophomore release “Paradigm”, which further explores their progressive roots. Traditional keyboard sounds have been augmented by the addition of sound design to the song structure, while maintaining the strong vocal harmonies that make The Dystopian Project stand out among their peers. Always challenging the perceived norms of how things should be done, The Dystopian Project continue to grow and develop, cementing their burgeoning status as a powerful and exciting creative unit.
As the band explains; “Take the Gazillion bands and narrow those down to bands that use twin guitars. Now take that lot and narrow it down to bands with the twin guitars and keys. Narrow that down to bands who use sound design. Narrow those down to the bands who add acoustic elements and extra percussion. Narrow those down to bands with philosophical lyrics that paint pictures, tell stories, and make you think. Narrow that down to bands with a multi-talented female lead. Take those bands and narrow them down to those with three lead vocalists. Now take what’s left and narrow it down to the bands who might fuse together rock. metal, and prog and combine these with three-part vocal harmonies and addictive melodies. That consist of a repertoire which includes song lengths from just under 4 minutes to just under 20 minutes. Once you have narrowed down the gazillion bands to those who include all of the criteria listed, you may find there’s not so many bands out there who do what we do, in the manner in which we do it. And probably none that sound like us, act like us, look like us, write like us, or come from where we come from!!”
We want to make music that entertains, makes you think and lets you lose yourself in the sound and the story. From where we hail we are truly unique, and its our uniqueness that makes us stand out!
Paradigm Track Listing
Ashes of Time*
Death Leaves An Echo
The Utopian Suite (Ascension, Acceptance, Decline)
Darrin Bell – Drums
Phil Dolan – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Hytham Martin – Vocals/Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Tess Olivia – Vocals
Ivan O’Sullivan – Vocals & Bass
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