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UNQUESTIONABLE PRESENCE

Atheist

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.16 | 220 ratings

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Zarec
5 stars At first i wasn't touched by the music of Atheist because i hadn't been into death metal for a long time, and acts like Hypocrisy and Cannibal Corpse were far far more appreciated by my humble mind. Anyway, back then i used to find Unquestionable Presence an album with a thin and inhomogeneous sound. I was wrong because i never thought that what i just couldn't understand in Atheist's music were it's strong jazz influences. Therefore you get a sound that emanates high tension, deliberating acoustics and weird persecution. Death metal joins the music with harsh screaming vocals and speed. Actually, death metal doesn't appear in it's purest form, but with some technical thrash metal influences which is very nice, it makes me feel like I'm in the 80's although i was born in late December 1989. The album is short but filled with essence:the 8 tracks are very complex and i guess that the rapidity their interpretation is the reason why the length is so short. Nevertheless, this doesn't really mater as there is an old Romanian saying that may sound like:"It's better to get a little and of high quality than a lot but of a low quality". (Decāt mult şi prost, mai bine puţin şi bun). As far as I see things, this record deserves a full 5 stars rating as it is one of death metal's most complex discs that crosses over so much into progressive rock that i even wonder whether classifying it as death metal isn't just enough.
Zarec | 5/5 |

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