Last year, Florida progressive metal quartet released Our Own Devices, an engaging concept album that’s the first part of a planned trilogy. Today, the special edition of the album was released, and we’re proud to be streaming it. The new version of the album features two additional songs that were recorded, produced and mixed by Michael Wagener, with the remainder of the album remixed by him.
The concept of Our Own Devices “follows the character of Arabella Vash, a woman who uses the power of her dreams to transform the dystopian world she inhabits. As her intuition and dreams become vivid, a growing connection from a rebel faction outside the city walls becomes all too real.” Here’s how Mindcage founder/guitarist Dietrick Hardwick describes the new songs on the special edition of the album:
“These new songs pick up the story perfectly, in the splendid moment where Arabella’s mission is carried out. An eon of oppression ends as the dystopian walls give way to newfound freedom for its citizens. They walk in the natural light and breathe the open air for the very first time. Just after reveling briefly in this timeless moment of victory, The One Constant soon realize that though the battle has been won, the real war has not yet begun. They know what lies ahead is the greatest test of strength and faith humanity shall ever know. Together, they must prepare to face the inevitable. An epic-scale cataclysm… the coming storm.”