Montage are a five-piece melodic hard rock group formed in 2011 and hailing from Finland's capital city, Helsinki. Their style of music could be described as classic hard rock with a progressive edge.
Montage released their debut album via Secret Entertainment in May 2014 and supported the album release with several gigs in Finland, Netherlands, Estonia and Russia. The album was well received in the rock media, being described as "a truly great and majestic album that hopefully will get a lot of attention in prog rock circles", Progmetalzone.com)
In early 2015, vocalist Mikko Heino departed the group and was replaced by Vesa Paavonen. Soon after Vesa joined the group Montage started writing and recording their second full-length album, "Metamorphosis". The recordings of the album begun in July 2015 at Helsinki's Taajuusvarjostin studios, where the album was also mixed in the spring of 2016.
"Metamorphosis" features 9 eclectic rock songs with a wide range of influences. The album begins with three upbeat rock anthems: "Age Of Innocence", "Metamorphosis" and "Nature's Child". The band's love for 1970s prog rock can be heard in the following tracks "Black Magic", "Haunted" and "Invisible World", which are followed by two guitar-driven hard rock numbers, "Death Valley" and "Reptiles". The album closes with an atmospheric acoustic song, "Carved In Stone".