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Experimental/Post Metal

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4 stars Excelent metal album with considerable Crimson influence.

The Grudge : Powerfull track. Excelent opening with perfect drums and very good guitar/bass crafting. 5 stars.

Eon Blue Apocalypse : It would be anfair to rate this track because a 1 minute song can't be rate as a masterpiece nor a lame track, but i will discrive it nontheless. It's basically a suspence track with very nice guitar armonies at the end. At first, the guitar holds a high pitched and the molody is done by the bass.

The Patient : The first two minutes are very carefully done, with nice effects and scared-like vocals. Then it starts a heavy part with the ausence of the usual counterpoint guitars, it's more like a DT riff would be, but Adam Jones' spirit is still present. 4 stars.

Mantra : Another track which cannot be rated. I think it's whale singing for a minute, it doesn't add or takes anything.

Schism : Great track, a very Crimsonish riff with great ( as always drums ). Some of the signatures found in this track are 10/4 and 12/8 (correct me if i'm wrong in the last one). 5 stars.

Parabol / Parabola : Parabol is a very minimalistic opening for parabola. It consists on a bass, a guitar, assolated cymbals and extended vocals. Parabola is (in my opinion) the most straightfoward metal song in the hole album. Great drums and bass, good vocals and guitars. 4 stars.

Ticks & Leeches : Good musicanship, but the lyrics are the worst of the hole album (in my opinion). Some screams, not death metal growls, but real screams. Drums are the best as always. 3 stars.

Lateralus : Good enough. A very standard tool track though, it contains elements of all the previous tracks. 3 stars.

Disposition : An excelent experimental track in the sence of that Jones experiments a lot with uncommon ways of playing his guitar. It's difficult to tell, but it seems like he is using metal objects to pull de strings, playing very close to the bridge and stuff like that. 5 stars.

Reflection : I haven't heard very well 10,000 days but 'till this album, no track is more experimental and ambicious as reflection. Wired effects, in the guitar and in the vocals as well. 5 stars.

Triad : One of the few tracks with keyboards. First part is very rock oriented, then a spacey-metal part with the keys i mentioned, then some ciclonic guitar solos, then all fades out, and the guitar keeps doing some riff which ends suddenly. Then a minute of silence and... 4 stars.

Faaip de Oiad : Noises with scary words basically, good closure.

5+4+5+4+3+3+5+5+4 / 9 = 4.2 stars

Revan | 4/5 |


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