Australian prog-metal alt-rock five piece Karnivool hits The Troubadour tonight as part of a promotional tour for their recently released second full length album, Sound Awake. Over four years in the making, Sound Awake is a technically sophisticated, multi-dimensional record that can be appreciated by even casual listeners such as myself who are not huge fans of the genre.
Just like their first ecord, Themata, their most recent offering has been critically acclaimed by all sorts of music journalists, including receiving a glowing 4 star review from Rolling Stone Australia that defined the album as “a sprawling work of melody, mood, tempo and musicianship.” With additional praise being offered from other publications and musicians, including both Guitar Edge and even Guns-N-Roses‘ Slash, Sound Awake appears to have avoided the sophomore slump that plagues so many artists.
Although we have not had the pleasure of consuming the whole record yet, we’re eager to see the bands live performance tonight. We’ve been rocking out to “Set Fire to the Hive,” which they’ve offered for free download. You can that tune by clicking this link here.
Tickets for the show can be purchased here up until about 6 pm today. Tides of Man, KYNG and Cage 9 are supporting.