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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.02 | 59 ratings

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5 stars Now I can see why this band would not be very loved on the archives. I know a few metal heads that can't handle this music. But I must say, I looked past the throaty guttural vocals, (which grew on me) and saw the absolutely beautifully orchestrated music behind it. These guys are like the Da Vinci Code of prog metal. I've never heard a band this structured in all my years of listening. At time they can be like Dream Theater and others they're like Jungle Warfare. It's astounding.

Now this record, is very very VERY heavy. Their first one had some nice breaks and slow sections, but this one is practically void of any. So if you are reading this review and are thinking of venturing into prog metal, do not start with SikTh. They will make you rip your ears out. I've grown to be very fond of the dueling vocalists. It adds the feeling as if the band is telling a story every time you hear a word. I'm not going to bother going any farther into this review and just skip to the songs. As I know, most of you have your opinions and I won't change them.

Since the record has twelve tracks, I'll be as brief as possible. Bland Street Bloom starts out with a haunting vocal line, which to this day, still gives me the shakes when I hear it. It's truly frightening. Then it gets a little crazy. With the piles of time changes and speed drumming, there's no way to describe this song other than, AWESOME. Flogging the Horses is a non stop vocal thrill ride. There's no other way I can further describe this song. As the Earth Spins Round, is just epic. Starts off with some interesting bell sounds, then with some poly rhythmic fills. Then, BASS TAPPING. The ending almost makes me want to cry, because it's the final SikTh track to ever be released.

To be honest, I don't think my review of this band is very accurate, only because I get a flood of ideas and emotions when I listen to their music. Transcribing it to text isn't an easy task, let alone with the fact that their music is near impossible to describe in the first place. All I can say is, if you like prog metal and you don't mind vocals that are obscure and goofy at times, go out now to Itunes and buy this. It's worth it.

Treasure | 5/5 |


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