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Experimental/Post Metal

4.07 | 96 ratings

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4 stars Before I begin my review it must be said that you might not like this album upon first listen, but that's not a bad thing at all, almost all great works are not respected right away.

The album begins with "Primordial soup" an intro to the album in vein of a baroness opener (as heard on the red and blue album) quite slow and ambient with spacey sound effects resonating in the background and a guitar playing a simple riff in the foreground. From track two (literal black cloud) on the album makes a complete shift in style to a much more brutal sound with harsh vocals, chugging guitars and blasting drums, but of course as with many progressive post metal bands they alternate between heavy and soft sections of almost each track.

The drumming on this record is top notch, pretty fast and technical as well as very good use of toms and cymbals rather than blasting bass drum beats. Guitar is good nothing really special except the awkward play style in which the guitar player utilizes. The bass on this album is so amazing (I can't stress that enough), there is plenty of amazing and creative stuff from this outfit as long as you can handle harsh vocals this is highly recommended.

The final track "The Reptilian Brain" spans over 16 minutes with multiple stylistic alternations throughout, it begins with an oriental jam (think "Within You Without You" by the Beatles), at around 6 minutes it changes to a much more post-rock sound and in little time it's full blown metal. It's an amazing song with very smooth transitions and excellent composition if that were the only song on the record it would still be worth buying.

In conclusion, strongly recommended. 4 out of 5

DASistGrantTeeL | 4/5 |


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