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CORTICAL TECTONICS

Canvas Solaris

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.13 | 61 ratings

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ProgBagel
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4 stars Canvas Solaris - 'Cortical Tectonics' 4.2 stars

One step forward and two steps back.

There are some little things that made this album for the better and worse, with more weighing in on the bad side. The nice influences on the preceding album like Indian and Middle Eastern music are unfortunately gone. There are also a lot of acoustic sections that brought some variety of the music that are gone, almost completely. With that being said, the good thing is more progressive songs. 'Cortical Tectonics' holds just about the same amount of time as the two albums before it, but has fewer songs. The band even decides to create an epic track, which is 17 minutes in length titled 'Reticular Consciousness', a real awesome track. The album also features me favorite track from them 'Gamma Knife', that contains some real nice melodies and lead lines behind some chaotic guitar riffs.

There is not much to say about the album since it has the similar style of the first two. Canvas Solaris still keeps their original charm in this one, but flaunting with some of their attributes on this one, for the worse, in my opinion. There is still no reason why I can't recommend this album, excellent.

ProgBagel | 4/5 |

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