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Atrophia Red Sun


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.92 | 7 ratings

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3 stars "Twisted Logic" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Polish death metal act Atrophia Red Sun. The album was released through Empire Records in July 2003. Atrophia Red Sun were formed in 1994 and have quite an interesting history, featuring many lineup changes and also changes in music style. They started out playing doom metal, but changed their style to a more progressive/melodic death metal style and finally after initially splitting up in April 2005, a new lineup was assembled in November 2005, playing purely electronic music.

On "Twisted Logic" the band play a technical/progressive death metal style featuring futuristic sounding synth effects that provide the music with a sci-fi atmosphere. The band are very well playing and deliver their performances with conviction. Lead vocalist Covan would later join fellow Polish death metal act Decapitated for the recording of their 4th full- length studio album "Organic Hallucinosis (2006)", but if youīre familiar with his vocal performance on that album, you might be surprised by how he sounds here, as he predominanly sings in a much higher pitched extreme vocal style, compared to his gruff deep growls on "Organic Hallucinosis (2006)". He also growls deeper on "Twisted Logic" though. There are also quite a few spoken parts and a few clean sung parts too. The latter are more odd than pretty though.

"Twisted Logic" is relatively well produced (the clicky bass drums, could have prospered from a more organic sound though) and as a result of the omnipresent spacey synths, itīs quite an atmospheric death metal album. Itīs also relatively original and I canīt mention any specific references (and then again I do hear a couple of references to Swedish technical death metal act Theory in Practice), although Atrophia Red Sun are not completely unique sounding. The material are for the most part pretty intriguing, but not always instantly catchy. Maybe because some tracks are relatively complex and donīt necessarily feature instantly recognisable hooks. Sometimes they just seem to be composed of a lot of intriguing ideas, but not really with an overall structure in mind...

...and thatīs probably the most grave issue with "Twisted Logic" and why Iīm so biased about it. It features a ton of intriguing and adventurous ideas, but the album ultimately isnīt that memorable because of the way the ideas are put together. From a purely technical point of view/from a musician point of view "Twisted Logic" is still a very interesting album though and I guess a 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating isnīt all wrong.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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