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THE INCURABLE TRAGEDY

Into Eternity

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.55 | 16 ratings

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The T
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2 stars I can't believe these terrible ratings. While the album is nothing to write home about, it's a listenable disc of melodic death metal with hints of prog.

Evidently, the record is a step back after the very competent "The Scattering of Ashes" (also pummeled in the ratings here in PA, for reasons beyond me.) That disc was a very acceptable progressive- technical death metal effort, with hints of SYMPHONY X, PAIN OF SALVATION, but mostly with strong death metal elements. The songs were very similar in structure (verses with melodic choruses), the growling was efficient, and the riffs were technical and interesting.

All is not lost in "The Incurable Tragedy" but some of these strengths are not as evident now. First, the riffs and the different sections seem to have been arranged in the first order that came to mind of the musicians; everything is a little bit chaotic here. Second, the vocals have gotten higher, at times barely resembling growling at all. The music is much more similar to melodic death metal bands like SCAR SYMMETRY or SOILWORK, but probably without the constant prog elements of the former or the coherence of the latter.

This band suffers from the "show-off" syndrome of many tech/extreme bands whose drummers think that constantly playing fills and double bass at incredible speeds ads any magic to the music. This "I'm a star" mentality, so typical of prog rock today (listen to THE MARS VOLTA's drummer for a sad example) is also very present in progressive-metal bands, or bands that formerly known as prog- metal like INTO ETERNITY.

In the end, the right rating for the album would be a 2.5. I don't have that rating available here so I'll round down this time, as I think giving "The Incurable Tragedy" 3 stars would be putting it in the same level of its much-better predecessor.

But, again, this is no 1-star album. It's listenable and entertaining, if not really brilliant, or too progressive.

The T | 2/5 |

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