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Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.15 | 209 ratings

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5 stars Institute Of Common Oblivion... Very interesting progressive metal album, but completely different from well-known and popular bands such as DT, PoS... Arcturus is a band from Norway and at the beginnings they have been more typical norwegian black metal band. Now they deserve to have a place in progarchives... Maybe that album is not as popular as "La Masquerade Infernale", but in my opinion, TSM is not so weird, but there are many prog rock influences (so I prefer that album rather than LMI). ARCTURUS is, in some way, continuation of the way started by King Crimson, they also are step ahead before other bands trying to be "progressive" ( I know you won't agree with me, but it's only my opinion)... There are many influences of completely different music types such as black metal, classical music, prog rock / metal, ambient and industrial... I love whole album, but my favourites are: "Collapse Generation" (fantastic Garm's vocal!), "Radical Cut" (with black metal vocal of Ihsahn) and the longest "For To End Yet Again"...
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