Article by Jon Faugustus.
Adagio, the French progressive metal band lead by Stephan Forte, has announced a fundraiser campaign to record and produce their fifth album to be titled Life. Throughout their history, the band has evolved from a mystical power metal band with contemplative overtones, to a decent but understated prog metal surpassing the likes of Symphony X, to a progressively more obvious selling out with pop songs covered with their dark progressivisms.
Diva Mystique Forte has more than demonstrated a singular voice on the guitar but has been devoured by a humongous ego. This is reflected in the band’s lyrics and music. Starting out in their debut as almost devotional catholic pop power metal prayers, shifting through vague philosophical inquiries in their sophomore, to reach vacuous and superficial poserisms. Adagio Life, their latest promised offering, is said to be imbued with the band members’ most personal recollections, effectively becoming worship of the personna, appropriate for attention-seeking, depressive sissies.