Malpractice are a band from Finland that plays a progressive form of metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Turning Tides" which will be released by Sensory Records in September.
A very heavy, melodic and old school metal sound starts off the album along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and the band also brings in clean playing and spoken word parts before adding in clean singing which leads up to more of a progressive metal direction which also utilizes a great amount of melody.
Instead of going for more of a modern prog metal direction the music sticks more to the 80's or early 90's variation of this genre and the solos are more in a melodic direction and after awhile more modern elements are added into the music along with the vocals getting more aggressive in certain sections of the recording.
You can also hear a small amount of thrash influences in their musical sound while the band never gets close enough to be heavy enough to be considered a part of that genre and when they go into the title track it is 15 minutes in length and displays a great amount of variety during that time while the last 2 tracks are in a shorter direction.
Malpractice creates an interesting style of progressive metal that is heavily rooted in the older style while also having a little bit more of a heavier and modern feeling, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover a story about a very educated man who cannot hold a job because he is overeducated and it deals with the misery he experiences because of it
In my opinion Malpractice are a very great sounding progressive metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Best Kept Secret" ""State Within A State" and "out". 8 out of 10.