Seven Steps to the Green Door - The?Book
Progressive Promotion Records
"What can happen to people who lose their identity in the face of their fanatic belief in a divine authority? People who do not base their decisions on themselves and their conscience but on belief in a god, and who - in doing so - do not take any responsibility for their actions as they think they can delegate this to their god - no matter whether their actions are positive or negative." This album was written in conjunction with Thoralk Koss’ Kafkaesque story where the main character, armed with only his holy book, is imprisoned in a chamber, confronted by various doors that symbolise aspects of his faith - and each door opens more questions to challenge his initial belief. Only by casting aside his book and thinking for himself does he find ‘freedom’.
This album and project is ambitious in scope and performance, and not to be taken lightly. There are many moments of excellence, whether in composition, production or performance. I’d possibly reference the drama of Ayreon, Kamelot or Caamora, as well as Satellite or Frequency Drift. It is an album that takes current progressive rock and melds it with prog metal, jazz-fusion, neo-prog and art rock. You will only get the best out of if you take the time to delve in, appreciating the levels, the scale and the quality. DP