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LAZARUS BIRD

Burst

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.22 | 53 ratings

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Metalstyle
4 stars Lazarus Bird represents a new wave in the tech/extreme metal side of prog. While maintaining a classic style of hardcore from previous releases they bring to the table a fresh outlook providing jazz guitar solos, single instrument sections and tranquill clean singing.

What the listener first notices about this album is the dramatic change in the quality of songwritting. No matter if the songs start off heavy or clean, there is always a sense that something is building up within the confines of the song's length. Perhaps the two best examples of this are the tracks 'We are Dust' and '(We Watched) The Silver Rain'. Not to say that the other tracks arent worth mentioning but there is just a special vibe to those particular songs, something makes you fall into a trance.

At times there are points when the vocals may become a bit stale, but that is what adds to the mystique of this album. You never really know when the next shift in sound is going to come and where its going to take you.

With a little more clean vocals this band can be shot to the top of the progressive metal world in 2010, since they already have the amazing songwritting skills nailed down.

Metalstyle | 4/5 |

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