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THE COLLECTIVE

Scale The Summit

 

Progressive Metal

3.81 | 98 ratings

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Formentera Lady
4 stars So this is tech extreme?

At first I could not believe it. I thought music from this genre is noise. But this album isn't. It has melody! It has harmonies! It isn't 200 beats per minute! It is rarely even over 120 bpm it seems. There is also no problem with growling vocals either, because it does not have any. And the guitars are not so distorted that you think an aeroplane is starting, no! The guitars are only slightly distorted and have a pleasant sound.

It is mainly guitar oriented music with a few ambient synthesizers, for example the way it begins in the intro track. Additionally, the musicians use more strings on the bass and guitars than is allowed (6 for bass and 7 or 8 for the guitars), which results in an extended harmony range that can be heard.

The music contains interesting rhythmical patterns, playful bass lines, harmonic shifts and chordal breaks, accompanied by atmospheric and smooth guitar solo lines, which have at times a Fripp-like feeling about it. Sometimes it reminds me a bit of post rock.

My recommendations for listening: Emersion, Secret Earth

(Thanks to Plankowner for introducing this album to me.)

Formentera Lady | 4/5 |

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