In Soundi, one of the biggest and most influential music magazines in Finland, Standing Ovation managed to get up into four different categories in their annual readers' poll.
Newcomer of the Year: 3th place
The band of the Year: 5th place
Album of the Year: 6th place
Best live artist: 14th place
Standing Ovation mixes genres skillfully, gluing everything together with a heavy, metallic touch and their own rugged style. The band's strength is that they don't really sound like any other band. Their music is a must-hear for fans of progressive music with metal elements.
As said before, Standing Ovation's anticipated album "The Antikythera Mechanism" has now seen the daylight. The album partly deals with the ancient, highly sophisticated machine and the story is spiced with historical and science fiction elements. The album also has a wide range of surely surprising songs and themes.
Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal - E-Zine