Unlike their debut album “Kezia”, Protest The Hero’s “Fortress” is not a concept album. Instead these young Cannucks wrote about the refeminization of deities. In their own words: ‘it has to do with Goddess Worship, and how there has been this degendering of the Lord and Savior, and the suppressed feminine’. Or as we like to call it: completely bonkers!
Yes, these guys are extremely technically skilled but they have a serious problem with writing songs. And if you don’t have songs, you’ve got… well, basically nothing. Okay, you can find some extremely cool parts in their crazy mix of prog, death metal and pop. But they are completely overshadowed by everything else that quite frankly annoys the fuck out of me.