On August 21st, Canadian progressive metal troupe Pyramid Theorem will unleash their latest and greatest LP, Beyond the Exosphere. A follow-up to 2017’s highly impressive Elements of Surprise, the colossal collection sees the quartet—bassist/vocalist Christian Di Mambro, keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Stephan Di Mambro, percussionist Vito De Francesco, and lead guitarist/vocalist Sam Ermellini—evolving in every way. By infusing influences like Dream Theater, Rush, and Ozzy Osbourne into their tightened songwriting, sleeker production, and more challenging and eclectic arrangements, the album also serves as a reinvigorating new entry into the subgenre overall.
Easily one of the best examples of that excellence is the album’s third track, “Freedom,” which you can check out below. Right away, it evokes the menacing fury of Symphony X, but with the melodic wisdom of, say, King’s X and Jolly. It’s a concise yet dense composition brimming with catchy confidence and endlessly engaging instrumentation (such as stately bells and fiery guitarwork). It’s perhaps the most direct and accessible track on Beyond the Exosphere, too, so it’s a great way to get a taste of how ambitious and multifaceted the entire sequence is.
Let us know what you think of “Freedom” below! If it grabs you in all of the right ways, you can purchase it here. Be sure to keep Beyond the Exosphere on your radar, too, as you won’t want to miss it.