The Hungarian jazz fusion metal quartet Special Providence has got me hooked since their album Essence of Change. Their newest work, Will, is an all-around improvement over the former, though, and to tell you this was unexpected without sounding like I’m discrediting the band is difficult, but it’s just to show how impressive I thought Essence of Change was. Yet, Will is even more so. The four talented Magyars put their chops on display in all of the ten songs on the album, by offering tremendous solos, odd-timed riffs with many a rhythmic complexity, and all that with the purest grasp of jazz harmony. The melodies will wrench your heart and/or your brain, and the outstanding musicianship spread all over will make you remember the record for quite some time! Will is a new beacon of light in the jazz metal genre, one that you cannot miss.
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