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3.68 | 9 ratings

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3 stars Following on from their two-part epic "Black Circus", Manticora have undergone a bit of a change in sound.

Firslty, they've tuned-down their guitars to get a crunchier gruntier feel. Secondly, they've dropped the fantasy vibe that was present on the "Black Circus" concept album and thirdly they've written some really good lyrics!!!

So what does this mean? Well, they've lost a bit of their progressiveness but gained a whole lot more accessibility. They still retain their thrashy edge and melodic sensibilities but everything is a bit more stripped back. Keyboards are minimal and there is less going on in the background but they're still happy to compose lengthy instrumental sections and come up with a few twists and turns.

Good for metal fans but not essential for proggers.

praj912 | 3/5 |


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