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BATH

Maudlin Of The Well

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.18 | 211 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars Reviewer frenchie basically said what was on my mind after hearing just two tracks. But also two extremes. And third track implements another one, "softer" extreme metal, without growling voice. While first one is calm and second extremely (well), extreme, this pattern is cycling around entire album. I would prefer calmer, more post metal like sounds, but can handle even extreme. To some extent. This combination simply doesn't fit me. You either have to be masochistic, or be able to take extreme things when you least expect them. But that's the hard thing here, I can't sink this album just because of it. Not that I want to do it. I hear promising ideas here, things which pleased me in their 2009 downloadable album. But the feeling that in one minute you hear Marid's Gift Of Art, extremely song, this time extremely calm, reminding me sea waves and in second time you're overwhelmed by ear-assault is confusing and also quite hostile. You're not feeling safe while listening music, that's not good thing. Or first part of Girl With a Watering Can, there's calm melody. Then, in second half, it's slowly coming to heavy prog style. But slowly, not sudden, unexpected changes. You have a time to get accustomed and feel more comfortable. "Bath" sometimes care about its listeners, but just from time to time.

4(-) for mostly balanced and consistent album with flaws mentioned before.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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