DISTANT PAST – Utopian Void

DISTANT PAST - Utopian Void
  • 4/10
    DISTANT PAST - Utopian Void - 4/10


Pure Steel Publishing
Release date: January 17, 2014

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Distant Past is a Power-Progressive Metal/Hard Rock band from Switzerland that incorporates touches of Doom Metal, and Utopian Void is the band’s second full-length release. The latest addition to Distant Past is vocalist Jvo “JayJay” Julmy (lots of J’s, eh?) from the band Emerald, who was recruited to handle the variable styles the band incorporates within Utopian Void. The band boasts of having “unusual song topics” that are “mystery-themed” and memorable. Those descriptions sound good on paper to Progressive Metal enthusiasts who enjoy off-the-beaten-path bands, but by and large Utopian Void comes across as anything but memorable, if not a-Void-able.


  • Dan Skiba

    Dan is a former partner at Metal Express Radio, and also served as a reviewer, photographer and interviewer on occasions. Based out of Indianapolis, USA he was first turned on to Hard Rock music in the mid-1970s when he purchased Deep Purple's Machine Head as his first album. He was immediately enthralled with the powerful guitar sound and pronounced drumbeat, and had to get more! His collection quickly expanded to include as many of Heavy Rock bands of the time that he could get his hands on, such as Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, to name just a few.

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