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The Postman Syndrome


Experimental/Post Metal

4.55 | 28 ratings

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4 stars Terraforming is the only release done by The Postman Syndrome. A few years later after the release, they disbanded soon to form East of the Wall and Day Without Dawn who would later rename themselves to Biclops after the departure of Jim Stang of DWD. Luckily this band has left us with an exceptional not to be forgotten album.

The music this band creates is hard to define, as Terraforming varies in style within each and every song. The combination of a wide variety of different vocals styles that range from clean vocals to death grunts (which gives a sludgy feel to the music), and a mix between both that sounds a bit similar to those on System of a Down and even Maynard James Keenan from Tool. To put it in simple words; Terraforming sounds unlike any other progressive metal band.

Amputees Make Bad Swimmers: Chapter I is a great introductory track that has a very strange math rock rhythm and peculiar, but interesting vocals. Every song in this album creates its own sound with each having their own unique styles making you feel like your moving from a different world to another dividing most of themselves in two parts, though the entire album is divided in 12 (same number of tracks in the album) chapters. Incredible songs like Rotating Crib Toy - Chapter VI and Unfamiliar Ceiling - Chapter VIII make a well example of the sound that this album truly offers. Interpretive Decorating - Chapter X has very melodic rhythm, yet with brutal sections that can catch you off guard. Volume Fact - Chapter XI is a great jazzy/rock intro for the final song: Volume Fact - Chapter XII which is by far not the best of the album but it's a good one to close off the album with a very sludgy ending following a solo drum section (not a show off solo). In overall Terraforming is an excellent album created by the defunct The Postman Syndrome. Their current projects or future incarnations (East of the Wall, Day Without Dawn/Biclops) follow the same experimental formula as The Postman Syndrome but in a more defined way. Highly recommended!!

burritounit | 4/5 |


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