Roel de Haan : Here we have some sort of a new progressive metal super group with (former) members of Haken, Dodecahedron and Ramage Inc. Psion based in England are the band we’re talking about here and this ‘Psion’ mini cd is their first release. The four tracks here show an interesting mix of influences. Ranging from Dream Theater and Haken to Devin Townsend and black metal. Quite a mixed bag, but not in terms of quality I would say. Bombastic vocals and the sporadic growls, jazzy drumming and bass, atmospheric keys. Yet the songs are quite fluent and seem to show a sense of urgency and heaviness not present in many progressive/power metal groups. Technical prowess can go hand in hand with strong song-writing and Psion shows this convincingly.