Axiom - Believe - Song Review - Instrumental Modern Progressive Rock from Birmingham, England

Axiom - Believe - Song Review - Instrumental Modern Progressive Rock from Birmingham, England
Axiom - Believe - Song Review - Instrumental Modern Progressive Rock from Birmingham, England

Today, we explore the remarkable world of Axiom, an instrumental modern progressive rock band hailing from Birmingham, England. With their groundbreaking song "Believe," Axiom proves their mettle in the realm of progressive rock.

Axiom - Believe (Music Video). Massive thanks to everyone who helped us out with this video! Michael Jensen Després - Audio Engineer / Producer. Abraham Fihema - Drum Tech. Haruka Chambers - Director and Video Editor. Samantha Jordanne Reid - Cinematographer. Kash Heer - Lighting Assistant. Jack Brabant - All-round legend. Harry Jenkins - Also legend. Dean Boardman & Matt Price - Lending us their sweet cabs

Axiom is an exceptional experimental/instrumental/jazz-rock/progressive rock band that crossed my path approximately two months ago through Metalhead Community Submissions. Their song "Believe," featured on their debut EP "Metathesis" released in 2019, left an indelible impression on me. Axiom stands out as one of the few jaw-dropping progressive rock bands I have encountered lately. The sheer musicality of the band places them on par with renowned virtuosos like Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann, Mike Portnoy, Marco Sfogli, John Petrucci, John Myung, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, and Billy Sheehan. In essence, they evoke the same awe-inspiring feeling as watching the Harlem Globetrotters perform. Let's delve deeper into what makes Axiom truly special.

Axiom's exceptional sound quality and production immediately seize the listener's attention. The song showcases top-class technical standards, remarkable musicianship, and masterful composition. "Believe" is an impressive amalgamation of progressive rock, jazz, and fusion elements—a testament to the band's intelligent songwriting. Crafting music of this caliber necessitates advanced musical knowledge, theory, and practice. One might wonder if these three British gentlemen were expelled from Berklee for their unrivaled talent and skill.

The growth of this music style can be traced back to the Liquid Tension Experiment project, featuring virtuosos like Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, and Tony Levin. Today, we witness the results of their phenomenal work through bands like Axiom, serving as the greatest examples of their inspiration. We cannot help but express gratitude for the musical prowess they exhibit.

Axiom, band photo. Credit: Unknown

Although "Metathesis" marks Axiom's debut release, they already stand alongside the genre's top artists and bands. Comparisons to Dream Theater may not do justice to Axiom's unique freedom, experimentation, and room for improvisation, akin to acts like G3 or Animals as Leaders. It is genuinely astonishing to witness such professionalism from a relatively new band. If we were to approach their music like a video game, I would select the highest difficulty level for them. In other words, Axiom is on par with the likes of Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, and Marco Sfogli in terms of skill and talent. My intention is simply to convey my honest assessment.

From a technical standpoint, there is little to critique. Every aspect of their work, from top to bottom, exhibits exceptional craftsmanship. Whether they collaborated with a professional producer or handled the production themselves, the outcome speaks volumes.

Taking all these factors into account, I must express my sheer awe at every aspect of Axiom. Their music is incredibly advanced, and if I had a record label, I would sign them without hesitation, even considering a lifetime contract. Axiom's remarkable achievement with "Metathesis" ensures that their name will resonate throughout the future. I eagerly anticipate the day I can witness their live performance, and I am confident it will come to pass.

"Believe" has rightfully earned its place in our Top Rock Songs Playlist on Spotify. Please explore the links below to discover more about the band, follow them on social media, and subscribe to their channels to show your support and stay updated on their forthcoming releases.

Axiom, band photo. Credit: Unknown

In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team extends its heartfelt congratulations to Axiom for their phenomenal work on "Believe." We wish them the very best in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading.

Axiom, Metathesis (2019) EP album front cover artwork. Art Credit: Unknown

AXIOM on the WEB

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