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THE MACHINATIONS OF DEMENTIA

Blotted Science

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.09 | 152 ratings

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UMUR
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4 stars Blotted Science is the new project from guitarist Ron Jarzombek ( Watchtower, Spastic Ink) and Bassist Alex Webster ( Cannibal Corpse). Charlie Zeleny (Behold...the Arctapus) plays drums. This is tech metal of the highest standard, but it differs a little from the usual tech metal madness. First of all there are no vocals on the album, and secondly allthough this is very technical music, itīs still listenable. I think much credit for this should go to Alex Webster who probably have pulled the project in a more "simple" direction. Actually the album is pretty heavy, so donīt expect this to sound like fairy haired prog metal. Itīs more in the vein of heavier Spastic Ink.

I enjoy this album very much, but it is not a masterpiece for two reasons. First of all, I think vocals would have done the trick to some of these songs. They would have been complete. Donīt misunderstand me though, they work perfectly fine without the vocals, itīs just me who likes vocals. The other thing I will complain about is the lenght of the album. With demanding music like this I think itīs a bit much with 16 songs even though some of them are short. I know this is an eternal discussion, but I generally donīt think albums should last more than 45 minutes with a few exceptions.

This is a 4 star album though. Itīs one of the best I have heard in this genre. Ron never seems to disappoint.

UMUR | 4/5 |

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