This is the first progressive metal album I've loved in quite some time. Phenomenal songwriting, instrumental virtuosity, and stellar vocal performances make this one of the most unique and strongest releases of 2020.
Favorite track: Concrete Cages.
Hurdy Gurdy (tracks 1&5) and Vocals (track 5): Patty Gurdy
Lyrics and Music by Orr Didi and Noa Gruman
Arrangements and Orchestrations by Orr Didi
Main sound engineer: Yonatan Kossov
Drums and Choir recorded at “Bardo” studio by Yonatan Kossov
Assistant engineers: Harel Lahav, Ofek Ariov
Strings and Vocals recorded at “Gruman” studio by Yonatan Kossov
Children’s Chamber Choir recorded at Westbrook Hay School by Tony Wilson
Grand Piano recorded at Itai Portugaly’s studio by Yonatan Kossov
Guitar, Bass and Keyboard recorded by Yadin Moyal, Yanai Avnet, Itai Portugaly and Noa Gruman.
Mix: Yonatan Kossov
Mastering: Jens Bogren
Band Photos by Mariano Gonzalez at Estro Studio
Cover art by Ken Goshen
Design by Simen Meyer
Management: Boyd Steemson and Tony Wilson at Silver Lion Management
Record Label: Marco Barbieri and Clay Marshall at M-THEORY AUDIO
The songs are masterfully composed and flow together beautifully, and the orchestration is exactly how I want metal orchestration to sound: full, playable by a real orchestra, and just as important to the music as the vocals, drums, guitar, and bass are. tonycordeshimself
Melodic / Power Metal perfection! Not typical Power Metal - UTA does it their way. Melodic + Power + good 'ol traditional rock/metal. Everything is so catchy and melodic, and it rocks! Brittney's voice does slay -- maybe the perfect metal frontwoman. metaltyger