Archive for November, 2009

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Monday, November 9th, 2009

The Count, Act I, The Soul of a PrisonerAlbum: The Count, Act I – The Soul Of A Prisoner
Genre: Symphonic/Progressive Metal
Release Date: Out Now!!!!

Formed in Texas,USA 2005

Jeff Beardsley-Guitars, Vocals
Tom Martino-Bass
Brian Bradford -Keyboards
Bill Rankin-Drums

The debut album from American Symphonic/Progressive Metal act Twenty3Fifty9, “The Count, Act I – The Soul Of A Prisoner” is based on the book by Alexandre Dumas-Count of Monte Cristo and the album is about his imprisonment in the Chateau D’if .

Epic story,epic songs and epic band.

The music fits the story perfect and band is impressive during the 10 track long album.
Jeff Beardsley is a brilliant singer and Kristine Rios guests as the voice of Mercedes on 3 tracks and is fantastic. The production is good but is the one thing that I really hope the band gets a bigger budget for an even bigger production. They sure have proven that they deserve this with their first amazing record. I’m already looking forward to The Count,Act II:Intermission that the band is currently working on.

BEST TRACK : Darkness

SOUNDS LIKE : Kansas,Dream Theater,Iron Maiden,Symphony X,Fates Warning,Savatage


Monday, November 9th, 2009


Here we have a high quality band from the Dallas area in the USA. TWENTY3FIFTY9 is playing Melodic Progressive Rock/Metal with some epic moments and actually their debut CD ‘The count, Act 1, The soul of a prisoner’ is a concept album that somehow reminds one of a mixture between SAVATAGE and DREAM THEATER. The band is already hard at work on a follow-up album, but fans of mentioned bands might wanna check out their first CD first. Not the best prog CD of 2009, but surely one to check out at:

(Points: 8.0 out of 10)