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THE SCATTERING OF ASHES

Into Eternity

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.61 | 28 ratings

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LiquidEternity
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2 stars Okay, so this music is neat. The guitars are fast, the drums faster, and the vocals broad enough to attract attention. The only problem is that the music never goes anywhere.

The only part of this band that is not standard death metal fare are the vocals. Stu is capable, in a very Devin Townsend sort of fashion, to range his voice from screams to roars to yells to growls to melodic singing to this hysterical yet mesmerizing falsetto. In truth, if it were not for the falsetto, I would not have given them much of the time of the day, and it is this same quality that bumps this album from one to two stars.

Everything else, like I've said, is pretty traditional death metal fare. It's fast, it's heavy, they sing about emotional distress and other sad things, and the semi-progressive riffs yank you left and right as they shift awkwardly back and forth and to and fro. The instruments all can play really fast, blazing with solos and double bass (although, there may not be a bass player. I've never heard him on here). It's all fun, and kind of silly sometimes, but the songs all blend together and pretty much sound the same.

And that's where we are. There's no progression, there are no new things tried. The band plays death metal like they know, plus with a few Dream Theater sort of elements, but in the end, they have nothing new to offer other than that fascinating falsetto voice that shows up every now and then...

LiquidEternity | 2/5 |

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