The third album from this French power metal band is a tour de force of excellence, easily the album they've been striving to make all this time. Coming in a digipak and featuring a cover of Dio's "Night People," the album is further bolstered by an impressive array of guest performers, including Ricardo Confessori (Angra, Shaman), who drums on all but two songs, plus Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Rob Love Magnusson (Dynazty) and Mark McGee (Vicious Rumors).
A Japanese promising unit Stella Lee Jones were founded as a progressive rock septet by Satoshi HIRATA (guitar) who was one of the founders of FLAT 122, soon after their disbandment in 2009. They have highlighted their originality under Satoshi's soundscape mixed with jazz, avantgarde, and art rock. Thie debut album "A Floating Place", released in late 2011, came out as a gem crystallized rigidly with their innovative eclecticism. Escape From Reality is the second album by Stella Lee Jones, released 2016.11.16 by Dizziness Records.
After philosophy Professor Todhunter is told he has 6 months left to live, he is barred from teaching by his college so there won't be a scandal if he drops dead in class. Discussing a hypothetical man with 6 months to live with a group of friends, Todhunter asks each what he'd do in his last 6 months. One says he'd commit a "social murder" kill someone who is not a criminal but without whom society would be better off. The professor obsesses on the idea and actually comes across a situation involving two of his friends where he thinks it would be a good idea to act on his obsession.