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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

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3 stars Review #112!

'Nothingface' is an interesting metal album. It is prone to subtleties and just noticeable nuances. This comes through with the first track, 'Intro/The Unknown Knows'. A minute in the song explodes. Denis Bel'nger has some distinct vocals that I really enjoy. This song has very rapidly changing time signatures. The guitar, bass, and drums are all going insane in perfect harmony. The lyrics are dark and surreal. This is a great song. 'Nothingface', the title track, has some great lyrics and a nice chorus. I really enjoy the bass in this song. It doesn't overshadow the guitar, but is there enough to be loud and prominent. 'Astronomy Domine', (yes, the Pink Floyd cover) builds for a while until the original melody kicks in. This is a solid cover; I think it is just as good as Les Claypool's. The guitar solo is captivating. 'Missing Sequence' opens with a really nice beat. The odd pacing allows for the drums and bass to show off. Like all the songs on this album, the songs change melody frequently and rapidly. There is an absolutely incredible guitar solo somewhere within that blend of melodies. This might be my favorite song on the album. 'X- Ray Mirror' has some dark lyrics and nice guitar riffs and solo. 'Inner Combustion' has some of the best vocals on the album and the drums are very strong and powerful. It is also the shortest song on this album. 'Pre-Ignition' has dark lyrics and the guitar just feels like it is going to explode in your face. This is probably my second-favorite song on this album. The guitar solo is intense and fun, although it's quite short. 'Into My Hypercube' has a nice soft opening. The lyrics are pretty depressing. The guitar solo is short and digestible. This is one of the best songs on the album. 'Sub-Effect' has a funky beginning, but is quickly picked up by heavy instrumentation. The song has pessimistic, cynical lyrics. A pretty grim ending to a dark album.

Boi_da_boi_124 | 3/5 |


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