Keepers Of The Earth Peace Music Revolution represents more of a collective than a group, judging by the number of musicians involved in their latest recording. This interesting outlet introduced three more guitar players in their ranks, so their sound is even more luxurious than at their preceding recordings. The collective keeps their activities as prolific as possible, considering the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic. Since their inception, Keepers Of The Earth Peace Music Revolution released two full-length albums, such as Mystic Dream and Black Rose, but also introduced a couple of singles, such as Hyperion, The Outer Zone, and Blue Moon Lotus. These singles served as perfect overtures to their latest collaborative effort named The Outer Zone. Judging by these profoundly detailed compositions, I can only expect outstanding musicianship by highly experienced musicians.
The Outer Zone carries nine thoroughly planned progressive rock compositions that are unveiling even more sonic delicacies as the album proceeds. Keepers Of The Earth Peace Music Revolution described their music as an art-rock, but to me, their sound goes even further than art-rock form. Perhaps the collective used art-rock as a form to encapsulate all the remaining genres involved in this beautiful musical journey, but that’s just my assumption. The collective leans much more towards progressive rock music with hints of other elements, mainly involved through more or less dominant orchestrations and accentuations. Besides the sheer dominance of progressive rock music, you may hear some complementary ingredients, such as space rock, psychedelic rock, post-rock, ambient rock, experimental rock, art rock, art metal, avant-garde metal, doom, stoner, and sludge. Keepers Of The Earth Peace Music Revolution planned every particle, melody, harmony, segment, and sequence on this harmonious progressive rock voyage. Therefore, all you need to do is to lay back and embrace these cleverly arranged numbers.
It’s nearly mindblowing how these numbers illustrate the pleasant traveling through undiscovered parts of the universe or through some beautiful distant landscapes.
The Outer Zone is an album for all the senses. It’s a thoroughly structured amalgam of bright ideas and delightful orchestrations that resonate in a very sophisticated manner. That’s due to a high percentage of echoic ambiances produced by layering several guitar channels into a singular orchestration. Each guitar channel carries a particular dosage of reverb, delay, or echo effect that gives a cinematic sci-fi atmosphere to this release. However, these calmy ambiances occasionally descend into colossal doom, stoner, or sludge metal moments where the entire group showcases a tremendous amount of massiveness. This material becomes even more detailed with the introduction of various melodic themes and art metal guitar solos. A powerful rhythm section fully supports all these maneuvers through equally entertaining basslines and rhythmic segments. The group operates as a piece of singular machinery from scratch to finish without leaving any room for mistakes.
The Outer Zone could unquestionably serve as a perfect soundtrack for science fiction or artsy movie, but it’s equally good material without any visual support. Keepers Of The Earth Peace Music Revolution released an impressive amount of recordings in such a short period, but it seems the collective evolved with The Outer Zone even more. The Outer Zone is available at streaming services such as Spotify, Bandcamp, and YouTube. Highly recommended material for the admirers of a cinematic ambient progressive rock sound.