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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

1.94 | 24 ratings

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The Pessimist
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1 stars Awful. I was actually quite pleased to hear Pestilence had arranged a comeback after their landmark album Spheres, so I bought this album. But when I put it in my CD player all hope had gone. I was actually thinking they would have come up with something magic, like Cynic's Traced In Air, but I was horrifically disappointed when I heard 15 years go to complete waste on a mediocre metal album and an unoriginal prog album. It would be ok if the music was unoriginal but good musically, but it's not. They merely recycled either other people's ideas or ideas they have used up already. Nothing new to the metal worlds, nor the prog world. Yes, it is still slightly progressive, but in the same way Torman Maxt is progressive.

As for the songs? There's no soul to them. They are trying too hard to sound dark and death metal and it ends up just coming out as mechanical and banal. On top of that, their use of syncopation is quite amateur and all the tracks sound the same as the previous one.

I wouldn't recommend this. I was put off straight away and I'm well and truly INTO death metal like this. If you are going to get any Pestilence albums get either the marvellous Spheres or the slightly lesser Testimoney of the Ancients. Avoid this one like the plague.

The Pessimist | 1/5 |


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