From the same state as beer, Strange Land is a melodic-progressive metal trio from Wisconsin. More than the Metal tag, it can be said the music they create is packed with influences from jazz, classic and a contemporary sound as well. The band self-produced their debut album Anomaly with a wide array of music styles and pop sounds which combine well with the melodies. As well as the melodies having the same quality as veteran British acts like Praying Mantis and Shy, in the vein of Rush, their technique and tightness is also tremendous. There is, however, a problem with distribution to Japan as this is only available by import.