A fresh wind through the realms of metal and progressive music: Equisa brings heavy riffs topped with precious melodies and dreamlike scapes. Their highly acclaimed debut ‘Strange Release’ has met promising reviews and has even been voted ‘Best Album of 2013′. Written without restrictions, yet very recognizable and easy on the ears. Influenced by the likes of Devin Townsend, Anneke van Giersbergen, Yes, Queensrÿche and Dream Theater, Petra’s fragile passages and powerful chorusses, Sebas’ contrasting pounding and sparkling guitars, Joost’s thundering and melodic basslines and Raymond’s tight and effective approach result in a layered sound which remains interesting after multiple plays.