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Scale The Summit and The Ocean provide powerful, intimate show at the Pike Room

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The Ocean and Scale The Summit at the Pike Room 3-24-14

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It's rare to get an entire evening of great music but Monday night's package at the Pike Room in Pontiac definitely provided just that as co-headliners The Ocean and Scale The Summit took to the stage along with openers Silver Snakes and The Atlas Moth.

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All four bands are known for their energetic live shows and it was nice to see them in such a intimate, tight setting and the mood was set for the night with the dark, gloomy lighting.

Silver Snakes opened the show with a half-hour set of their doom rock that included songs off of their latest album, Year of the Snake.

Next up was some psychedelic metal as Atlas Moth hit the stage and entranced the crowd with a set that included some new songs from their upcoming June release, The Old Believer.

Monday's show found The Ocean going on first as they brought their massive production to the stage.

Performing in front of a huge movie screen with videos for each song, the band moved through the entirety of their latest concept album, Pelagial.

Combined with the images moving across the video screen and a constantly moving light show, the songs really came alive and captured the intense atmosphere of the band.

The Ocean were a hard act to follow but Scale The Summit managed to keep the same level of intensity as the instrumental band moved through some of their most popular songs as well as material from their latest album, The Migration, including "Odyssey" and "Atlas Novus".

This is the band's first time using video production and the visuals really added another element to the songs as vibrant images followed the title of each song.

It is always hard to capture a crowd's attention when there are no vocals but Scale The Summit's passion and musicianship combined with the new visual aspects made each song memorable.

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