OVERHEAD is the name of a current Progressive rock band, with a true sense of originality. After having published a first album and guested on the KALEVALA project, these young Finnish musicians join the Musea label at the occasion of the release of their second opus. "Metaepitome" (2005) is composed by six long and complex pieces, two of them being suites about 15 and 20 minutes long. The music still includes a few influences from PINK FLOYD, RUSH, MARILLION, DREAM THEATER or KING CRIMSON. However, OVERHEAD's Progressive rock becomes really innovative and personal, when it's mixed with some strange psychedelic and electronic sequences. The tracks are performed with a power not unlike heavy-metal. The ingredients: Seventies keyboards sounds, lively bass parts, elegant vocals, nice flute soli, excellent guitar playing. To be served hot ! After two opuses unanimously praised by both the critics and the audience, OVERHEAD is now part of the top of the crop, and its third album is awaited like the Messiah. "And We're Not Here After All" (2008) is clearly worth it ! The band describes it as a thematic adventure of melodic Progressive rock, a very personal and introspective trip into the most basic of human instincts, the will to live. It has its share of ecstatic highs and desperate lows, all neatly wrapped up in a single album full of atmospheric rock. It's ambitious and dynamic music varying from laid-back and melancholic atmospheres into adventurous and energetic rock. It's about contrasts. It mixes fresh ideas with classic influences, thus sounding original and interesting. The album features recognisable elements of OVERHEAD but also expands into new directions. The listener is sometimes reminded of the way CARPTREE wrote the astonishing "Insekt" one year before. And as the latter is currently proving it's becoming a future alltime classic of the genre, a bright future may be awaiting OVERHEAD. Needless to say then, that "And We're Not Here After All" should trust the polls' highest positions at the end of the year... At least !