The Horizon Problem is another promising progressive/math/jazz/pop rock band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about a month ago with this song; Folie à Deux, off from their latest single; Folie à Deux / Surface Dweller, which was released in 2019. First of all, I’d like to say that these young gentlemen are showing great potential with their advanced musicianships, progressive ideas, exceptional composing skills, instrumentations, decisions, energy along with other great things about their music. I strongly recommend you to check it out while reading the rest of the article.
Folie à Deux is an epic piece of work with exceptional energy, excitement, and atmosphere. Hands down. These are what make the biggest difference here in my opinion. As you will also hear that the song sounds so dynamic, it leaves the listener breathless for some time. It is hard to resist this electrifying energy, to be honest. Also, this fresh energy is all over the song and flows perfectly until the end (you don’t see this happening very often). In this matter, I am truly impressed by their standards. As I have mentioned above, this is not the only thing they are good at. When you look at the instrumentation and the structure, you’ll see how impressively they put all these parts together. This, my friends, is what I call “intelligent songwriting”.
Their guitar players are showing exceptional potential with their instruments as well as the drummer. Their partitions are the pillars that create this incredible vibe, the ultimate The Horizon Problem sound. When I think about it, I would say that they sound quite original. I am not sure of their influences, but this certainly an exceptional blend of many different styles such as progressive rock, math rock, pop rock, fusion, jazz rock as well as symphonic rock.
The general vibe of the song is quite positive. Melodies are mostly western-oriented and don’t go out of this circle. The instrumental partitions are very well written and performed. They have easy-going melodic decisions in general. The style of the vocalist is making every much more easy listening, yet brings the general music closer to pop-rock as well. In this way, I am sure they will have a big variety of listeners. Briefly, nothing negative to mention here at all. This is one of the most successful pieces I have heard for some time indeed.