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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.61 | 50 ratings

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4 stars 4+ ooooh... if you can, go buy this album and don't read this review. If you can't right now, here goes. This album buy Textures carries one of the most achieved sounds we can here today. This band from Holland have one of the cleanest, most polished sounds in extreme metal today. Powerful, subtle, NEW! Unlike Hacride, their structuring is more comprehensible and more strict. So a certain coherence and flow take you through the album and you will have gone through have of it without realizing. They also achieve the challenge of blending pop vocals and passages with technical madness without bothering your ear a single bit. I simply hope the established equilibrium won't be degraded.

Still, there a few reasons why this album isn't a masterpiece: - The band can achieve much more (that's not really a reason, but once you see that, you "think less" of the album...) - Doesn't stand the test of time very well (like a Mastodon or a Cynic album to me...) - For now, the originality is not completely deployed, I would say it's mostly in the sound.

Excellent album, and the next should be even better!

mono | 4/5 |


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