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ABOVE THE LIGHT

Sadist

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.56 | 15 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars How times changes........

This album caused a sensation when it was released and were one of the albums who founded the whole extreme prog metal scene. Not to mention the Norwegian black metal scene who lapped up this album and all it's synths and progressive elements.

Eighteen years later............ well, the time passed has not been nice to this album. The music is mid paced death/black metal with darkened death metal vocals. I would even call the vocals black metal vocals. They are not like Peter Gabriel clones, let me put it this way. The music is mid paced and has a lot of progressive elements with synths and long, lingering guitar solos.

The sound was and is still a lot better than the tracks here. None of the songs really rise to a level above decent. Yes, it is a classic album and it's place in history should be undisputed. But this album is also a proof of how much the metal scene has moved on since 1993. Hence my lack of enthusiasm for this album.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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