Today, we are featuring a very special project of a passionate musician; SAM FISHMAN, from the United States. We have reviewed his debut album; End of Time, along with its style, potential, story, recording quality, production rate and more.
Sam Fishman is a very talented, passionate and also an advanced musician/composer/performer/writer/lyricist and multi-instrumentalist who came to a certain point where he felt that he can offer something new not only to progressive rock listeners but all the music fans in this world. After reading about him online and listening to his album, you start to feel like, people like Sam has changed the world music-wise back in time. They have changed the lives of millions, influenced generations, opened a new window in their heads and guided them into something greater. The End of Time is more than just an album. It is like one of the thousand seeds, the legacy of bands such as Pink Floyd, Rush, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, Dire Straits, and The Beatles. Sam absorbed the best parts out of every respected artist/band through his life and wrote down his own story with them. A period, a journey that he shared with the world in his own sentences.
The album offers so many fresh ideas, instrumentations, sections, progressions and musical sentences inside. For me, it is an album that you need to listen to all the way through. As also a musician, I can say that their variety of instrumentations were the thing that I am impressed by the most. Every musician performed and did truly an amazing job. Hands down. Nothing is standard, nothing is usual in their sentences. Every song has a different kind of construction, atmosphere and purpose. Some of them make you relax a little bit, start dreaming about some events, and some of them stimulate you with its super-dynamic vibe, such as on Mantra. This kind of records needs time in order to grow on you. You need to read, listen to it over and over again to understand properly what they were trying to mean by all these notes. Then you will understand why, this is one of those records that doesn’t have an expiration date.
The recording quality and the production are excellently done. Every single instrument sounds powerful, loud enough, clean, clear, natural and impressive. Hands down. This is one of the best sounding albums that we have featured lately. End of Time earned our top mark for its technical work with no doubt. Look at this drum sound. It’s like you are listening to it live in Royal Albert Hall. Also, both guitars sound bold and full of muscle. I personally liked all the instrument sounds. The producer behind the project is certainly the right guy for this kind of work. As you might also know, specific projects like this need specific understanding. Not everybody can write and produce music like this. The general sound has reminded me of the recent Opeth records. I am a big Opeth fan and Sam has the similar taste in his general sound. Well, maybe a bit more atmospheric but still. When I take all these into account, I can easily say that Sam Fishman has proved not only to himself but to the world that how advanced musician and composer he actually is. We believe that he has an amazing potential in composing music, and hope that one day he finds other people like himself and start another move such as Pink Floyd did back in time. The End of Time, strongly recommended to all prog rock fans and musicians!
In conclusion, we, as Metalhead Community Team, congratulate Sam Fishman for his fascinating album; End of Time, and wish him the very best in his future. Thanks for reading.
Sam Fishman – End of Time Album Review
Artist Name Sam Fishman
Location New Jersey
Release Name End of Time
Release Date 07/21/18
Producer Sam Fishman
1. The Musings of Your Heart (A Path Illuminated)
2. Sh’ma Sh’ma
3. Don’t Forget You Can Breathe
5. Pure Kinetic Energy (Inside the Labyrinth)
6. Voices Emerge
7. Grand Design (Outside the Labyrinth)
8. Stolen Lives
9. Sulfuric Fumes of Fury (Enter the Dark)
11. Final Distance to the Clock
12. The Space Between Calm and Catastrophe (Approaching the End of Time)
13. The End of Time
14. A Short Dream
15. A Short Dream Revisited
Debbie Grattan: Narrator
Jeremy Fishman: Writer
Samantha Cram: Vocals
Ryan Acquaotta: Vocals
Kurt Wubbenhorst: Guitar and Bass
Alex Goldenthal: Lead Guitar
Sam Fishman: Drums and Synths
Christine Nevill: Aux Vocals
BCA Chamber Choir: Aux Vocals
Alicia Svigals: Violin
Brandon Campbell: Orchestral Programming
Shane Stanton: Mixing and Recording
Andy Vandette: Mastering
Styles Progressive Rock, Alternative, Metal, Hard Rock
Similar To Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, David Bowie
Sam Fishman – End of Time Album Review