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Limelight: Metaprism

The Rush fans bringing prog metal to Bournemouth’s music scene.

Sometimes the best musical discoveries occur in the unlikeliest of places. “I first heard someone playing Rush’s Hemispheres at a house party,” admits Theresa Smith, the female half of Metaprism’s vocals. “It was completely different from what I was used to and I loved it.”

Canada’s progfathers might not be the most immediate influence on the British six-piece’s debut The Human Encryption, but Metaprism are all about diversity. Current listening habits include Opeth, Symphony X and even Israeli psytrancers Infected Mushroom, who have all informed the band’s heavy but melodic sound. It’s this eclectic blend, combined with their ‘Beauty And The Beast’-style dual vocals, that has made the prog metallers anomalies on their local metal scene in Bournemouth.

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