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THEN COMES AFFLICTION TO AWAKEN THE DREAMER

Twisted Into Form

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.20 | 38 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Thankyou UMUR for recommending this band to me. TWISTED INTO FORM are from Norway and were formed by former SPIRAL ARCHITECT guitarist Kaj Gornitzka and his long time friend and bassist Erik Aadland.They brought in the original session vocalsist for SPIRAL ARCHITECT Leif Knashaug, while former EXTOL drummer David Husvik rounds out the lineup.This is very technical as you might imagine but there's lots of melody here as well. It's an amazing album actually. The band spent about 5 years on this project before the final product was released. I'm not surprised that they went with Ken Golden and his Sensory label. The final mix was done by Neil Kernon who had done the same with SPIRAL ARCHITECT in the past.

"Enter Nothingness" opens with a nice aggressive sound as the guitar comes in playing over top followed by vocals. It's heavier a minute in. Nice. More guitar solos 2 minutes in. Great opening tune. "Instinct Solitaire" features more aggression with vocals. It settles after 1 1/2 minutes but kicks back in quickly. Some impressive guitar ends it. "Torrents" is another technical display with vocals. I like the bass.It's more melodic before 1 1/2 minutes. Nice. It kicks back in again as contrasts continue. Love the way it ends. I really like this one. "The Thin Layers Of Lust And Love" is the longest track at just over 7 minutes. It's laid back with acoustic guitar to open. Lots of atmosphere as vocals come in almost sounding off in the distant. Drums, bass then guitar come in before 2 minutes as it kicks into gear. The tempo continues to shift slightly throughout as it turns kind of jazzy. I really like the guitar after 6 minutes. Great section !

"Tear" is a dark and intense instrumental. Huge bass lines in this one. "Manumit" features some processed and growly vocals while the metal is flying everywhere. We get clean vocals 1 1/2 minutes in and the rest of the way. "The Flutter Kings" is heavy with vocals. A calm a minute in. It starts to build before 2 minutes and we get some excellent guitar after 3 minutes as the heaviness continues. "Erased" is another favourite. I really like the guitar here and the bass. Vocals a minute in. This song sounds amazing ! "House Of Nadir" opens with a full sound right off the hop. It settles with vocals before 3 minutes. A fuller sound returns a minute later. Another incredible sounding track. "Coda" is such a display of virtuosity. The bass is great. Vocals come in but it's the instrumental work that is mind blowing. A calm after 1 1/2 minutes but the vocals and guitar change that rather quickly. Another calm 3 1/2 minutes in followed by heaviness as the contrasts continue.

Easily 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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