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PITFALLS

Leprous

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.92 | 210 ratings

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Deadwing
4 stars Pitfalls is indeed the lighest and most accessible album from Leprous, where the use of heavy guitars are very ocasional and the priority is textures, catchy choruses and Trip Hop influences, which was teased by their 'Angel" cover. It still retains that Leprous essence which is recognizable since Bilateral release, which traduces into that oppresive and dark moody allied with a schizophrenic groove

The band continues to explore new territories, always with very high level of musicianship, with a special mention to the drummer 'Baard Kolstad', which elevates the whole record into a higher level, always with complex and beautiful patterns, sometimes very subtle, sometimes as crazy as you can get.

The shorter songs are more accessible and lighter, where two of them were chosen to be the singles of this release. But don't be fooled, all of them features really high level of musicianship. The longer are full progressive suits, with the 11 minutes finale 'The Sky is Red' which is Leprous at their best: epic, dark, heavy and subtle.

One of my favorites records of this year. 5/5

Deadwing | 4/5 |

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