Scale the Summit was made known to me, somewhat improbably, by the extreme metal magazine Terrorizer, though don't be discouraged if you do not like metal; instead take it as an indication of how broad the appeal of Scale the Summit is. This instrumental band are all about combining uplifting, poignant melody with a progressive streak which gives the band a unique feel. While at times technical this band focus more on interesting songwriting than on grandstanding shredfests. The music has many layers and each instrument makes a valuable contribution; you'll notice new things with each listen, especially if you devote some attention to it.
A mention must be made of the production - it's excellent. Clean guitars are buttery and warm, distorted guitars are crisp and the bass is pleasantly audible without overpowering the rest. In short everything is clear and well balanced.
As mentioned above, I feel this band should appeal to a wide variety of music fans: pop radio listeners, hard rock fans, metal fans and almost anyone else will find lots to like. Some comparisons to give you the right kind of idea would be the song "YYZ" by Rush, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and the less heavy music by Cynic and Helstar. Enjoy!