"A futuristic concept album that reads almost like a Marxist allegory... weaving intricately wrought progressive passages into a crushingly heavy framework that owes as much to Meshuggah as Dream Theater. Metal Maniacs. Long hailed as a masterpiece of progressive/technical metal, Zero Hour's "The Towers Of Avarice" has been the cornerstone of prog collections since it's 2001 release. Sensory is pleased to make it available on vinyl for the first time. The album was cut for vinyl from the original pre-mastered recording for maximum dynamics. Zero Hour's influences range from the dark brooding power of Fates Warning to the intricate technicality of Spiral Architect and Meshuggah. The band features twin brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton on guitars and bass, drummer Mike Guy, and vocalist Erik Rosvold. The Towers Of Avarice" is a bleak futuristic conceptual work reminiscent of Blade Runner. The story tells the tale of two societies - one above ground obsessed with consumption and the restl.