Toronto natives Point Mass burst onto the progressive metal scene with their debut progressive metal concept album, Solstice.

Drawing influence from the greats of progressive metal such as Gojira, Haken, Opeth and TesseracT, Point Mass deliver a sweeping hour long concept album in the form of Solstice: the story of an alien tree taking root on Earth, the disaster it brings, and how mankind copes with the sudden upheaval of life as they know it. It explores various themes including environmentalism, greed, corruption, and good old fashioned nihilism while simultaneously delivering the rhythmic and harmonic complexity those intimate with the genre have come to love.

The opening track of "Isthmus" sets the stage for the story as it builds into an explosive transition to the rest of the album, driving home the crushing guitar riffs of "Catharsis" and heavy rhythmic complexities of "Phoenix" and "Bloom." As the story reaches its zenith we are met with the 11 minute progressive epic of a title track, "Solstice," to close out the album in blazing fashion.

With its wide range of style and sound, Point Mass delivers a truly interesting listening experience that is sure to leave any progressive music fan satisfied.

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