The Allegory of Light
Review by Mark Johnson
This is the second album by the artists formerly known as “Witsend.” Syzygy is a Cleveland, Ohio-based band made up of Carl Baldassarre, Paul Mihacevich and Sam Giunta plays piano. Al Rolik provides guest bass guitar on “Beggar’s Tale” and “Light Speed.”
As Syzygy’s (under that name) first release, it was like starting over, this time with more lyrics and some additional help from Al Rolik, who would later join the band to make it a four piece group. The album is a continued progression of the virtuoso talent that was showcased on the Witsend set Cosmos and Chaos. This time they attempted even larger epics and built a strong two part concept album in the template of progressive music’s masters. This was the album where the group found their “game” and prepared to take their place amongst the pantheon of progressive greats.