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Torman Maxt


Progressive Metal

1.57 | 39 ratings

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1 stars Torman Maxt - 'The Problem of Pain PT.1' 1 star

The problem of making good music.

Nearing 100 reviews, I have yet to give a studio album 1 measly star. This album is going to be the first and deservedly so. Besides being a concept album and part two's to some songs, this band should not be considered prog in any sense of the genre. The band sounds like an average high school band with a Christian mindset.and not saying there is anything wrong with Christianity.

The musicians are not talented ones, in terms of skill, songwriting and creativity. The terrible skill of the guitarist and drummer can be easily being noticed. With such primal rhythm's and simple beats that a beginning drummer can execute really makes this band a joke. The guitarist is not much better, opening a decent amount of the songs with an arpeggio, starting on different frets for each new song. The vocalist is pretty annoying as well, but compared to the instrumentation, he will get his saving grace (pun intended). Most of the guitar players riffs are taken from classic 80's acts like Black Sabbath, Rush and some Queensryche but not as interesting or well done. Dream Theater had the same influences, they made much better music. Speaking of which, Torman Maxt names Dream Theater an influence, but in no way is it actually shown, because they aren't capable. Once in a while a guitar solo will kick in, and that is where the 8th grade tact really kicks in. He throws in some crappy bends and even has a good shred run in one of them, a complete lack of ear and feeling this one has. Sometimes there is a bit of synth and samples as well that are some of worst things that I have ever heard.

I take a free download as a blessing, really. Whenever I download one I put the file right on my desktop so I will not forget it and make sure to listen to it. Today was a slow day so I decided to give this one a shot. Seeing how it didn't receive a higher rating than a 2, I knew I was going to be so disappointed. I'm a pretty lenient grader, but this is just terrible. One star, deserving no more.

ProgBagel | 1/5 |


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