Band: Thought Industry
I've long enjoyed Thought Industry's first 2 releases (arguably their only metal releases), but recently their newer material has become some of my favorite progressive rock. While each release shows a significant change in direction, Thought Industry has always been very progressive in their songwriting and very demented in their lyrics. For a quick run-down: "Song For Insects" is a technical metal masterpiece with a significant punk and folk influence, "Mods Carve the Pig" is one of the better technical hardcore releases in existence, "Outerspace..." is good progressive alternative rock, "Black Umbrella" is their weakest release and I couldn't honestly describe it well, and "Short Wave..." is somewhat similar to "Outerspace..." but more melodic and diverse. Brent Oberlin's vocal style has also changed significantly on each release (going from an almost off-key whiny approach to hardcore shouting to decent melodic singing which has improved significantly on each release). Truly one of the great bands of our time, regardless of what genre they decide to play.
Although the website mentioned a new release forthcoming in 2003, it is seeming less and less likely. The band seems to have parted ways, although no official announcement was made. Brent Oberlin has shown up in a new band (to be added soon, hopefully). Both the official website and fansite seem to have let their domains expire, thus signalling the apparent end of a great legacy.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Jeff Borkowski||Guitar, Keyboard|
|Brent Oberlin||Vocals, Bass||Cosmonaut|
|Mike Roche||Guitar, Bass|