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Experimental/Post Metal

2.80 | 179 ratings

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2 stars The debut from a good band. Unfortunately, this album is just a very short alt.rock/metal collection of songs, and it is not progressive at all. The best things about the album is the raw energy of the music, and the singer who never disappoints me. I wish his vocal melodies were better though.

Sweat is an average metal song. Hush is slightly better and has screamings and a good guitar riff introduced by bass guitar. Part of Me is slightly repetitive and not very interesting at all. The next two songs are played live and are not bad. They sound like songs that could have been in Undertow. The last track is the big highlight of the record : An elongated grunge-like song with progrssive elements. It sound like music from Aenima. It has good musicianship and melodies, and is divided into two sections. The first is hard rock, and the second is more avant-garde and experimental.

1. Sweat (4/10) 2. Hush (5/10) 3. Part of Me (3/10) 4. Cold and Ugly (5/10) 5. Jerk-Off (5/10) 6. Opiate / The Gaping Lotus Experience (7/10)

My Rating : D

Zitro | 2/5 |


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