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UNQUESTIONABLE PRESENCE

Atheist

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.20 | 337 ratings

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progtime1234567
4 stars I made a huge list of essential albums that I got off this website. I overlooked this album along with a couple of other ones I also overlooked. I approached this album with a progressive mindset rather than a death metal one, mainly because it isn't cliche like other death metal albums I have heard. The drumming is more jazz influenced than extreme metal influenced. The vocals are not ugly and guttural like other death metal vocals. The bass uses slapping and popping techniques along with high register notes. Finally, the guitars are not distorted to the point of not being melodic anymore. Unquestionable presence is similar sounding to Focus by Cynic, but not too similar. This album is a treat to listen to and I give it a listen every once in a while. Tony Choy's bass lines on this album are incredible, along with his playing and techniques. If you want a great sounding progressive metal album with lots of jazz influence, then this is for you. If you want to explore the heavier and more jazzy side of prog rock, then try out this album.
progtime1234567 | 4/5 |

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