Hedras - Pagans - Song Review - Instrumental Modern Progressive Metal from Los Angeles, California, USA

Hedras - Pagans - Song Review - Instrumental Modern Progressive Metal from Los Angeles, California, USA
Hedras - Pagans - Song Review - Instrumental Modern Progressive Metal from Los Angeles, California, USA

Today, we have the pleasure of featuring another promising band in the realm of instrumental modern progressive metal, Hedras, hailing from Los Angeles, California, USA. In this review, we will delve into their fantastic song, Pagans, exploring its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Hedras is a instrumental modern progressive metal band that caught my attention with their epic song, Pagans, released as both a single and a part of their 2020 album. For those who may be unfamiliar with the band, Hedras embarked on their musical journey with the release of their debut album, Atoms and Space, in 2011. Since then, they have blessed us with two more albums, The Impressionist (2017) and Pagans (2020), along with an impressive array of singles including The Millennial (2019), Downtown (2019), Innate Behavior (2020), Dissipation (2020), and Parallel Dreams (2020). As you read through this article, I encourage you to immerse yourself in the song.

In the landscape of 2020, Hedras stands as one of the most remarkable bands I have discovered, showcasing immense potential through their musicianship, songwriting abilities, and profound understanding of music. Upon my first encounter with Pagans, I was not only captivated by its technical prowess but also by the song's musicality. Despite not being a devoted fan of the modern djent sub-genre, I couldn't resist acknowledging the sheer artistry and creativity presented by Hedras. It was evident that they deserved their place within the Metalhead Community.

Pagans is an exceptional progressive/fusion track that draws inspiration from renowned acts such as Rush, Dream Theater, Animals as Leaders, and Joe Satriani. While the composition heavily revolves around their guitar work, it defies typical or predictable conventions. Hedras possesses a distinct musical dimension that sets them apart from the rest of the world. The song's ideas, elements, and phrases evoke imagery of boundless space, free from constraints or limitations. Hedras embodies this extraordinary quality in their music.

We exist in an era where making an impact through instrumental music is more challenging than ever before. Countless incredible musicians create remarkable pieces, and artists and bands find themselves not only competing on a local or national level but on a global scale. In this context, Hedras immediately brought to mind one of the most groundbreaking bands of our modern era, Animals as Leaders. However, as someone who values the musical essence, I believe that Hedras and Animals as Leaders share nothing more than admiration and inspiration. A thorough examination of Hedras' discography will reveal what I mean.

From a technical standpoint, Pagans embodies top-class standards and modern sonic vibes. Every second of the song was an enjoyable experience, leaving no room for criticism. The recording, balance, and engineering are executed flawlessly. The sound is pristine, clear, and attentive to detail, striking a perfect harmony. Bands like Hedras require a specific approach to mixing and post-production, and the producer has done an exceptional job in capturing the intricacies of the guitarists' picking and all the necessary nuances that listeners crave from a band renowned for their technical prowess.

Taking all of these aspects into account, I am thoroughly impressed by Hedras' potential. Their artistry demands to be heard and recognized. I have no doubt that these immensely talented American musicians are destined for success in their professional careers, provided they persevere. Hedras is an exceptional band that I wholeheartedly recommend.

To learn more about Hedras, I encourage you to follow them on social media, subscribe to their channels, and explore the provided links. By doing so, you can stay updated on their latest releases, demonstrate your support, and ensure that you don't miss any upcoming musical offerings.

In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team extends its heartfelt congratulations to Hedras for their fantastic work on Pagans and wishes them continued success in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading!



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