Roel de Haan : Orion Dust is a French progressive rock/metal outfit and this ‘Duality’ is their debut album. Imagine Pain Of Salvation mixed with The Gathering and Opeth’s more acoustic oriented songs played with a slightly more modern sound. Still despite this modern approach there is still plenty of Seventies-vibes noticeable. The female vocals are of the quite typical “rock-chick” variety and that suits the music well. Dynamic songs in which heavy almost chugging riffs are alternated with introspective acoustics, piano and many things more. Sometimes bordering on pop-rock, but never too much. Merely hinting towards clichés, but never actually getting there. Luckily. When you are in the mood for something more laid-back, but not lacking in depth or intellect, Orion Dust might be the right choice.