This was Stratos' first solo release (1976) after his success with Area, and it marked some insane new territory for the voice as instrument. Stratos is raw, sometimes multi-tracked, but for the most part unaccompanied in the studio—pain, passion and unabashed self expression. A recording that both echoes the ancient and flabbergasts the present and future. Metrodora may not be to everyone's liking—especially at first—but give it a chance. Tracks 4-7 are somewhat more instantly palatable than the first three.