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ACCELERATION

Age Of Silence

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.23 | 22 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Age of Silence is a norwegian band with one album in their pocket released in 2004 named Acceleration. Formed with members from black metal bands like Mayhem, Khold, Solefald, Borknagar and Arcturus, Age of silence doesn't sound at all like these bands. This album is avant garde metal with progressive metal leanings. As a whole this album is ok, the instrumental passages alternates from excellent to really monotonous momets but always even is thos mediocre momets the bands sound tight and intristing. If the musicianship is very good, sometimes the voice of Lars Nedland is a little same on every piece, I mean he has no varation on his voice, and is a linear most of the time. To come wiith more diverse arrangements here and there are some growling to give a certain atmospher to a piece or another, but it fails to be something special. I said that the music is good with some very good moments, shifting from pure prog metal to some blistering avante gard moments of the highest calibre but always combined with great keyboards offerd by Andy Winter from Winds and Subterranean Masquerade. Check out Acceleration, the very instristing piece The Green Office and The Dark Desk Drawer and 90 Angels are the best tracks from here, the rest are ok but to linear and monotonous sin places. Overall an intrsting album, definetly must be checked if you are a fan of prog metal with unusual avant garde moments, but not an outstanding album in my opinion, must've bean a lot more great if they use more extreme metal moments. I will give 3 stars, fans of Wind, Ved Buens Ende might find this release intristing enough to give some spins. Good album but fails realy to impress me as a whole.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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