An Exclusive Stream Of Sam Locke's Debut Album "Crossing the Barrier"

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After the success of 2011’s Era EP Sam Locke, a talented guitarist and producer from Tasmania, Australia, began working on a full length release with production beginning in January 2012. After four months the album called Crossing the Barrier was finished and is set to be released on June 5th. The first single titled Divide and Resolve has gathered up very good response so far and nothing less is expected for the album.

In association with Locke, Prog Sphere brings you an exclusive stream of Crossing the Barrier in entirety. The album is comprised of nine numbers, exceeding 40 minutes on the time scale. The album tagged as progressive metal is definitely an enjoyable listen and as the time flies by, it expands the boundaries and brings plenty of well-thought nicely-arranged elements. Whether it’s classic riffwork (Divide and Resolve) or melody-led pattern (Secondary Fires), Locke enthuses by his diverse and ever-interesting craftsmanship.

The album as an entity indeed looks like a well-chosen selection of songs, carefully packed and brought to you quite unexpectedly by a regular guy. Give a listen to Crossing the Barrier below. Pre-order on Bandcamp.

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Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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