Review: The Harder Beat

Twenty3Fifty9 describes itself as “symphonic progressive metal,” which makes them a very unique act in the DFW area. Featuring Jeff Beardsley (guitars/vocals), Brian Bradford (keys), Bill Rankin (drums) and Tom Martino (bass), the band is reminiscent of Queensryche or Dream Theater. They played mostly originals like “Overture 1815,” “Darkness” and “One Hundred Days”, but mixed in covers like Kansas’ “Carry On My Wayward Son,” Dream Theater’s “A Change Of Seasons” and even Heart’s “Barracuda” Most impressive, though, are their original songs. Many musicians in the large crowd this night took notice of the band’s talent. Make sure to see them, as you’ll be impressed. (Kim Polen)

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