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Mekong Delta


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.93 | 33 ratings

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2 stars The weakest release from the classical tech thrash group.

MEKONG DELTA had released 2 very curious albums before this one featuring odd technical riffs with odd singing that didn't really lend itself to thrash, singing often in different keys but obviously intentionally and most curious of all was the seemless integration of thrash instrumentation in a classical framework.

On 'Principle of Doubt' unfortunately the group had decided to take a more straight up thrash approach, the dark atmosphere is still here though but the classical-thrash hybrids are barely there at all. The album starts with the best song in 'A Question of Trust', a tech thrash thriller with some brutal double kick, probably one of the best tech-thrash songs of their career but unfortunately from there it all slows down a bit and gets a bit stale. Another highlight is a cover of the theme from the TV series 'The Twilight Zone' which came a little bit out of left field but is executed perfectly in the same vein as the classical-thrash hybrids they're so renowned for. Unfortunately unless you count the aforementioned song the only foray into classical territory is 'El Colibri' which is a pitiful one minute and 20 seconds long.

The production improved markedly for 'Principle of Doubt' with some well defined guitar and drums but not much else did, recommended only to fans of the band and tech thrash die-hards.

FruMp | 2/5 |


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