We at Metal Addicts are honored to be able to premiere you Ryan C. Schmeister‘s debut full length album Tranquility. Album comes out today on a “pay what you want” basis on Bandcamp or you can stream it for free in the widget below.
Ryan is a solo progressive metal artist from Powell River, British Columbia, Canada who is inspired by many bands and musicians such as Devin Townsend, Anathema, Alcest, Wintersun, Type O Negative, U2 and more.
Ryan wrote, produced, recorded, programmed, engineered, mixed and mastered Tranquility over the course of four years.
He comments: “I started writing Tranquility in 2014, around the same time as I got my first proper recording equipment. I also began seriously practicing my vocals around that time. Over the years, I created many terribly mixed instrumental demos that would eventually be refined in to the songs on Tranquility as I became a more competent songwriter, vocalist, musician and producer. In a way, I view Tranquility as a sister album to Vorean, a blackened death metal album that I released last year and worked on concurrently. Of the two albums/projects, I am much more proud of Tranquility. I guess you could say that Vorean and the self-titled album were more of a studio experiment, whereas Tranquility and the works I release under my real name are, to me, very serious musical statements. Something that I am proud to say I created and would be happy making a career of.”
Tranquility track listing: