4.5 out of 5 Stars!
The U.K.’s Threshold has to be one of my favorite Prog-Metal bands since I stumbled up the debut album back in the ’90s, and for me, each of the band’s ten studio collections easily hovers around either the 4 or 4.5 Star (out of 5) rating category, being near perfect, and Clone (Threshold’s fourth release) is one of the best.
This well-produced album, the first to feature the wonderfully gifted Andrew “Mac” McDermott (RIP) on vocals, sees Threshold further developing its trademarked style of classy and sophisticated, often-complex yet catchy Progressive Metal on tracks such as “Voyager II,” “The Latent Gene,” “Goodbye Mother Earth,” “Lovelorn,” “Freaks,” and “Sunrise on Mars.”
As like every one of Threshold’s albums, Clone includes a seemingly perfect balance of both mellow or manic moods, often within the same track, with haunting melodies galore, enthralling instrumentation, and masterful performances by each musician.
Simply put, this band never fails to impress!