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Knight Area

Info about Knight Area
Country Netherlands
Added By Mike
17 years ago
Base Genre
2004-2011 Rock
2014 Metal
2017-2019 Rock
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7.9 x8
Neo Prog Hard Rock/Metal
Reception
Five users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 6 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 50 studio tracks by Knight Area.
Track durations range from 27s to 11m 14s, averaging at 5m 35s with a standard deviation of 2m 01s.
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Review by Time_Signature 9 years ago <Permalink>
Knight Area - Hyperdrive 2014
8.0
Prog Metal/Hard Rock
Knight Area are perhaps best known as a neo prog rock band whose style contains the odd metallic element. However, with the addition of guitarist Mark Bogert and bassist Peter Vink, the band has taken their music in a considerably heavier direction to the point that, on the 2014 album "Hyperdrive", they venture so far into progressive metal and hard rock territory that the album (to me at least) is a bona fide progressive metal release.

The new heavy Knight Area is underlined by the hard rocking opening riff of 'Afraid of the Dark'. After an epic power ballad in the form 'The Lost World' with its power chords, Queen-like background vocals, and "Trick of the Tail"-inspired bridge, 'Bubble' kicks into a couple of heavy and groovy riffs. This track also features a bridge with a retro keyboard solo on top of an old school heavy metal passage. After another ballad in the form of 'This Day' (which, strangely, reminds me of the obscure Danish 80s prog band Zaragon), the listener is treated to a heavy and groovy tune in the form of 'Crimson Skies'. Slower, but also more melodic, is 'Avenue of Broken Dreams', which also features some quite aggressive riff-bursts in the transition between the verse and the chorus. 'Living in Confusion' takes a more AOR hard rock path, combining this with influences from ... -> show full review
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Top LPs
Under A New Sign 2007
 #1

8.1 x4
Neo Prog Rock
Realm of Shadows 2009
 #2

8.5 x3
Neo Prog Rock
The Sun Also Rises 2004
 #3

7.7 x4
Neo Prog Rock
Heaven And Beyond 2017
 #4

7.2 x3
Neo Prog Rock
Hyperdrive 2014
 #5

6.9 x3
Neo Prog Metal/Hard Rock
Nine Paths 2011
 #6

7.9 x3
Neo Prog Rock
D-Day 2019
 #7

7.1 x2
Neo Prog Rock
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D-Day 2019
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.4
Neo Prog Rock
Heaven And Beyond 2017
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Neo Prog Rock
Hyperdrive 2014
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Neo Prog Rock
Rising Signs From The Shadows 2011, Live
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Neo Prog Rock
Nine Paths 2011
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.1
Neo Prog Rock
Realm of Shadows 2009
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Neo Prog Rock
Under A New Sign 2007
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Neo Prog Rock
The Sun Also Rises 2004
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Neo Prog Rock
D-Day 2019
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.4
Neo Prog Rock
D-Day 2019
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.4
Neo Prog Rock
Heaven And Beyond 2017
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Neo Prog Rock
Heaven And Beyond 2017
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Neo Prog Rock
Heaven And Beyond 2017
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Neo Prog Rock
Heaven And Beyond 2017
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Neo Prog Rock
Rising Signs From The Shadows 2011, Live
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Neo Prog Rock
Nine Paths 2011
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.1
Neo Prog Rock
Heaven And Beyond 2017
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Neo Prog Rock
Rising Signs From The Shadows 2011, Live
 7 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Neo Prog Rock
Hyperdrive 2014
 9 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Neo Prog Rock
Hyperdrive 2014
 9 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Neo Prog Rock