Conception have a new EP coming out shortly. It their first new music in 20 years since their last album in 1998, Flow. I have Flow tucked away somewhere in my collection and possibly one of their other albums. I haven’t listened to them for a long time. Their music isn’t the normal power metal which I’m sure is how I picked up on them. It combines power metal with progressive and they have a almost hypnotic quality, which the album title Flow always seemed to sum up perfectly. Listen to their album and you get sucked in and immersed in the music. But afterwards I’d be hard pushed to recall an individual track. Normally that isn’t a good sign as it indicates lackluster songwriting, but in Conception’s case I don’t think that is what is happening. It is more a case having to experience the album as a whole to get the most out of it. I’m looking forward to hearing the EP, with hopefully a full album to follow.