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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.16 | 7 ratings

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The Block
4 stars Reason Crusade

There are many reasons to like Neurmist's first full length album. Whether it be the rock solid guitars, beautiful drums, or Vladimir Ghillien's vocals. One other cool thing about this album is that the songs blend well into each other, creating a nice fluid sound. Occasionally this fluid sound is broken up with sharp drum beats that intervene every so often, or a screaming guitar lick. The sound is a cross between Death and Opeth, especially in the song "Lost Grip" where some of the vocals are very Opeth like.

"Lost Grip" may be my favorite song on this album since everything seems evenly balances. In most of the other songs the growls seem to be, not exactly in the major key, but fairly close to it. In this song, however, the growls are at least a half step lower and deeper; instead of the higher pitched vocals that they usually use that more closely resemble later Death-era vocals. Kirill Zmurciuk really shreds up the guitar here, complimenting Mike Grigorash's drumming very well.

On this album they also use their fair share of weird sound effects. One of the, ironically enough, being in the song "Bizarre" where after the Opeth like beginning they use swooshing sounds to transfer into some great vocal pieces. The growls have a nice crescendo to them, but then at the end, slowly fade into some ok bass and guitar work.

The production on this album is very clean and crisp. But, in this way, it is also very much like every other newer death metal act out there, too. I don't know if it would've sounded better with a less crisp feel, since it sounds so good already, but it would've been interesting to hear. Especially, if the growls were lower in this mix, if would've had a much eviler sound to it that could have made it better.

This band also did something very smart. They released this album for free download. Now people can get to hear their sound, get into it, and hopefully buy their next album. In this way I hope it reaches more people like me, who thoroughly enjoy their sound, very much. For their great debut, Neuromist gets 4 stars.

The Block | 4/5 |


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