TOEHIDER - XII in XII #01 - “Quit Forever?”


EP: XII in XII #01 - “Quit Forever?”

Genre: Progmetal

Release Date: August 4th, 2023

Country: Australia

Label: Self-Released


There are not many artists who could perform a stone as expressively or bring a computer to life vocal-wise as TOEHIDER aka TH1 did for Ayreon. But the man behind , Mike Mills, isn’t only an excellent singer with a fantastic range, but also an amazing multi-instrumentalist and creative composer. For his Patrons, he started the challenge to write one EP every month (since February), and the first of them got a public release now, called “Quit Forever?”. 

As known from his previous works, he doesn’t let himself be constricted by any genre boundaries, throwing in whatever style feels good, from hard rockin’ metal riffs over groovy 80s disco sounds and synth pop to classical, orchestral elements, melted together by his outstanding voice and well crafted song-writing. While the music still takes us on a wild, crazy ride, there is a more thoughtful component shining through lyric-wise this time. The detailed cover by Andrew Saltmarsh again rounds up their artistic vision, leaving me curious to see and hear what else they’ll have in store for us over the next months.

Written by Katha (originally for The Progspace)