Origin: Notodden, Norway
Genres: Progressive Metal

Leprous  


This Norwegian progressive metal band has been racking up solid reviews for their 2011 release Bilateral, and those accolades are well-deserved. This is superb progressive metal, drawing in several familiar influences but fusing them so that there's not a trace of cloning. Think Pain Of Salvation, Riverside, Dream Theater (of course, but not as much as a lot of other prog bands), even newer Opeth at times. Fancy musicianship and odd time signatures are here, but this isn't wild, incomprehensible tech metal -- the songs are defined and supremely interesting. Bands like this, that push boundaries and forge truly original paths, don't grow on trees -- Leprous are practically in a class by themselves.

As an interesting side note, these guys serve as the live backing band for none other than Ihsahn.

Current Members

Einar Solberg

vocals/keyboards

Tor Oddmund Suhrke

guitars

Øystein Landsverk

guitars/backing vocals

Mrtin Skrebergene

bass

Tobias Ørnes Andersen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Halvor Strand

bass

Rein Blomquist

bass


Discography



Tall Poppy Syndrome 
2009 Sensory
  1. Passing
  2. Phantom Pain
  3. Dare You
  4. Fate
  5. He Will Kill Again
  6. Not Even A Name
  7. Tall Poppy Syndrome
  8. White
  • Einar Solberg
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke
  • Øystein Landsverk
  • Halvor Strand
  • Tobias Ørnes Andersen

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Bilateral 
2011 Inside Out
  1. Bilateral
  2. Forced Entry
  3. Restless
  4. Thorn
  5. Mb. Indifferentia
  6. Waste Of Air
  7. Mediocrity Wins
  8. Cryptogenic Desires
  9. Acquired Taste
  10. Painful Detour
  • Einar Solberg
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke
  • Øystein Landsverk
  • Rein Blomquist
  • Tobias Ørnes Andersen

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Angry Metal Guy 



Coal 
2013 Inside Out
  1. Foe
  2. Chronic
  3. Coal
  4. The Cloak
  5. The Valley
  6. Salt
  7. Echo
  8. Contaminate Me
  9. Bury
  10. Foe (remix)
  • Einar Solberg
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke
  • Øystein Landsverk
  • Rein Blomquist
  • Tobias Ørnes Andersen


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