BELIEVER gained worldwide recognition for their boundary-breaking, artistic form of progressive metal music. The early albums threw open the doors to collaborations between metal and orchestral musicians and sealed the band’s legacy. BELIEVER’s focus on creativity and innovation has earned praise from fans and musicians worldwide.
BELIEVER Releases 2nd Installment of New Music
July 10, 2017 | Progressive metallers BELIEVER are back with new music. New songs from Believer will be released throughout 2017, culminating in the release of a physical product to be announced later this year. Believer fans will enjoy digital releases every few months with new artwork from Eye Level Studio’s Michael Rosner to accompany each release. The second installment, 2 of 5, contains the songs “Perfect Day” and “Return to Zero” and was released via Trauma Team Productions on July 10, 2017. Believer is thrilled to bring back violinist Scott Laird, a long-time friend and collaborator, for the song “Return to Zero”. 2 of 5 was mixed by Kevin Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios and mastered by Bill Wolf of Wolf Productions.
These tracks are #amazing! Love them even more than their early releases.
– Mike Boardley on metalinjection.net
. . . If its not recognised as the best thing they’ve ever done It’d surprise me…I dig the heavy shit from back in the day but this just far surpasses that stuff in how theyve progressed as musicians and writers. I was quite pleasantly suprised and its not at all what I’d expect from them based on past albums.
– Willard Steele on Blabbermouth.net
Believer continues to evolve, purposefully
These two releases are unlike anything you’ve heard from Believer before, perhaps most notably due to Kurt Bachman taking the “clean” vocals approach this time around. It works just fine. In a press release, Believer explain that their aim with the 2017 releases . . . was to combine the Believer sound with some of the bands that influenced them in the early days. And would you believe that those bands include Kansas and Rush? Yes, something new in the offering. That’s what 1 Of 5 is. And the lyrics are intelligent, as always, from a band whose members have taken a very intentional approach to life and worldview formation. Do they believe and espouse all the same things they did in their landmark early albums? No. They don’t. And who should expect otherwise? They’ve lived life, gathered experience, listened to the multitude of thoughtful voices, and thus changed. Whatever your own journey has been, and whatever change you have or have not allowed into your life, the paths charted by Believer are always worth a listen.
– Metal Scribe on iTunes