The brainchild of Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, Presto Ballet walks a musical tightrope between two sound worlds: The melodic hard rock of the late 1970s and 21st century progressive metal. On-again and off-again with a nearly constantly changing line-up -- depending on Vanderhoof's busy schedule with his main band and his related side project Druid, Presto Ballet's 2005 keyboard-drenched debut album, Peace Among the Ruins, was a dramatic collision of melody and force that drew rave reviews and favorable comparisons to the music of early Kansas, Symphony X, Yes, Rush, Boston, Dream Theater, and the Flower Kings. Since then, they've doubled down, weaving an aggressive balance between crunchy, fleet-fingered guitar rock, hooky soaring, multi-part vocal harmonies, and sweeping theatrical organ, synth, and Mellotron interludes, as ...
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Peace Among the Ruins 2005 Peace Among the Ruins
 
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