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Becoming the Archetype


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.05 | 11 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 really, rough and yet melodic

Becoming the Archetype is young tech/extreme metal band from USA. Dichotomy is their third album and aswell their last one relesed so far from 2008. Very impressed by this band, because this album is in the same time very rough but melodic aswell in musical aproach. Becoming the Archetype playing some melodic death metal combined with prog metal in places, not far from early In Flames or Childern of Bodom but with a more roughfer and growled voice than on those two bands. Musicaly speaking this band kick ass, really, they combined and melted so well the metalic fase with the melodic ones that the resoul is great, in places some acustic guitars interlude great with the rest of the elements. Great band who knows how to manage to come with a good album and very intristing in same time, they are not just another band from this subgenre. Very strong are the choruses and the key arrangements, just listen to the the title track Dichotomy - catchy as hell, melodic death metal of the highest calibre, great guitar parts and cool solos, musichianship is tight and very strong. Someting worth mentioning is that Devin Townsend produce this album and aswell sing some parts on their opening pice - Mountain Of Souls. So a good album, more towards great, but few minor problems appear when I'm talking about this kind of music, sometimes they are to monotonous, but as awhole is great stuff. Recommended to those who enjoy this kind of music, and one of the promising bands around today in extreme music field.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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