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Becoming the Archetype


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.74 | 14 ratings

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4 stars well, since i am probably the most knowledgable one around here about this band ( own the album, seen em live twice) then ill submit the first review.

This is NOT a prog album, but instead a metal (slightly metalcore) band that is heavily influenced by prog and many other kinds of music. The band is amazingly good live, i will definitely admit that ( besides all the hardcore kids dancing to the music, which is too fast to dance to by the way). I had this album around the time it came out. The musicianship is definitely top notch for their style , and the vocals are one of the only letdowns. Now im a metalhead full force, but the vox on this album are only good when he does low guttarals as is the case live as well. The album overall is very good. Certain songs have a very epic feel to them and i am glad someone in the modern metalcore crowd decided to do something different ( with the exclusion of btbam which i dont consider to be metalcore). There is alot of very melodic guitar play and the occasional keys bolster the parts that feel like they lack something. Probably my favorite thing about this album is the black metal influence that comes through during songs such as elegy, and beyond adaptation. The acoustic nights sorrow is also a nice harmonic driven guitar piece. Overall i give the album a four and the band a four and a half. The new material, physics of fire, sounds and looks very promising as well.

Yontar | 4/5 |


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