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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.18 | 130 ratings

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5 stars Below The Lights is, in my opinion, the reason black metal was ever created. A masterpiece without a doubt, this album will take to beautiful as well as very frightening places. I've never heard before, of a band that captures the essence of 70s progressive rock so well without actually trying to copy their sound or play anything similar. Some passages will remind you of genesis, specially the first track "as fire swept clean the earth", apart from the obvious mellotron sound, for the dramatic stance of the song. The genesis influence is present in the whole album, specially the keyboards. Tuplets are a must in enslaved songs, and i think that's the key to sounding black metal and progressive at the same time. The common denominator between this two genres are almost certainly tuplets, often triplets. This gives them the ability of for example, having black metalish soundig bass lines which are actually quite hard to play! And that doesn't take 1 miligram of power to their awesome compositions. A real must for progressive music fans, with the willingness to accept the 70s are over and now the movement is in hands of equaly capable musicians. The show must go on.
Revan | 5/5 |


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