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Aberrant Vascular


Progressive Metal

2.90 | 9 ratings

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Equality 7-2521
2 stars Not much has changed stylistically from Aberrant Vascular's first mini EP. The operatic vocals, crushing riffs, and symphonic keys are still here in the same manner of Actaeon. Though, the execution in Thyestes shows significant improvement from their former work. Lumi's vocals have changed very little, but they connect with the music and listener more effectively than before. The pseudo-Opera style does little to connect with me personally though as I generally find them to be unnatural to a fault, this not being the exception.

The EP starts on a high note. The opener really grabs your attention and as before I'm really impressed by Rych's keys. "Seulement Pour Les Alienes " delivers a pleasingly bombastic extreme sort of metal without ever taking it too far. By and large this is echoed in the following two tracks barring some moments that would have me using bombastic in a pejorative rather than complimentary connotation. Also, there are a few points when the music loses my interest sounding a bit samey, before I'm snapped into attention a few moments later. As a starting point for a band this is very promising. They have a very interesting style; if they can refine their technique some I see great potential for this band in the future. As for the present, Thyestes isn't bad, it isn't great. It's an album hovering around mediocrity that may breakthrough to good territory depending on your taste. The album is free to download though, so there's no reason not to take it on a test drive.

Equality 7-2521 | 2/5 |


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