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Psycroptic - Initiation CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.50 | 2 ratings

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3 stars A live album from this Australian death metal band I do not know that much about.

I have so far only been listening to their first two albums. Most of the stuff on this live album is from their other studio albums though.

A live gig is always a compromise between renditions of the studio material and the abilities of the musicians. There is things from studio you cannot do live. That's due to the limits of the musicians, the technology or simply that the studio material is too esoteric to be performed live. You soften up, in other words.

Psycroptic is supposed to be an ultra-technical death metal band. Although the songs here is very competently delivered, the supposed uber-technicality is not present here. What remains is a very good death metal live album. But it is pretty standard in the technicallity department. Their supposed best songs are included here and the sound is very good too. There is a couple of comfort breaks here which means this is not a flowing live album. That is my biggest problem with it. But this is a good death metal album which includes everything a death metal fan want and deserve. No less; no more.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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