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The Progmatist
4 stars I would say that this is a very good album and certainly deserving of the many four-star ratings given here. When push comes to shove, though, my three stars come purely from a matter of taste. While the album opens energetically with some great melodies and technical musicianship, the middle three tracks just seem a bit dull to me. I'm sure there are plenty of fans out there who love the band's very eclectic sound, and I can certainly appreciate the experimentalism here, but I just can't get into the group's more industrial, NINE INCH NAILS-like leanings. Sure, there are several highlights in each of these songs, but I find the last two tracks to be much more satisfying. The simple but piercingly powerful guitar solo toward the end of "Black Light Machine" gets me every time, and I find each movement in the 26-minute title track to be both interesting and passionate. In the end, though, this album falls short of four stars purely due to my own musical preferences. I've always tended to favor music that emphasizes melody, and it's no surprise that my favorite tracks here are the ones that are the most melodic. This is certainly an accomplished work, but, for me, it lacks the consistent emotional intensity that will bring me back again and again. In short, this is a very good debut album that hopefully sets the stage for some great future releases.
The Progmatist | 4/5 |


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