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King Brimstone
5 stars - Review #15 -

I actually refuse to believe this album was made by humans. The sheer genius, creativity, imagination, originality and musicality present in those two CDs is truly incomparable. I'm going to say once and for all that this might even be the greatest Avant-Garde album ever made, and I'm not stuttering.

It's clear that this album is incredibly inaccesible. There's songs of all lengths in it, with many different purposes going from small and bizarre interludes to atmospheric and trance-inducing tracks, along with high-paced progressive metal sections and Frank Zappa impersonations that are anything but boring. The album features such unimaginable amount of surprises that it would take me hours to count them all, I just got to tell you that it will be a power trip to Tim Smith's musical insanity.

His capability of composing so many different tracks that somehow fit together in a delightful way when doing full listens is top- notch, just like his manic lyrics that have a practically un-decipherable meaning, who knows if maybe they don't even have a meaning at all. But not only Tim Smith, but the rest of the musicians (one of them being Jon Poole, who's pretty known in this site and in prog with Lifesigns) delivered so many great moments throughout the album.

If I had to pick my top five (picking a favorite is pretty much impossible for me) tracks from this album, they would be:

-Eat It Up Worms Hero: Pure Zappa! Along with some Radiohead styled guitars.

-Fiery Gun Hand: A Sex Pistols inspired track with a T.V. ad interlude that features serious prog-metal influences.

-Manhoo: A happy-sounding song that features one of my favorite choruses ever, it's bizarre and confusing, but provocative and catchy.

-Dirty Boy: A pretty much structureless nine-minute track that features un-predictable melodies and a trance-inducing atmosphere.

-Nurses Whispering Verses: A ten minute (although I would personally say six minute track, since the rest is atmosphere) track with a main keyboard riff that reminds me a lot of Porcupine Tree (Deadwing to be specific). I love that keyboard line so much, and the chorus is great.

An absolute masterpiece, I got no doubt in my mind about it. Five Stars. Go listen this album now!

King Brimstone | 5/5 |


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