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THE UNCONSCIOUSNESS OF LIVING

Illogicist

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.27 | 9 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars "The Unconsciousness of Living" is the 3rd full-length studio album by Italian death metal act Illogicist. The album was released through Willowtip Records in November 2011.

The music on the album is technical death metal. It´s not of the brutal kind but rather a very nineties Death (the band) influenced type of technical death metal. The influences is actually worn so much on the sleeve that the music at times could be mistaken for being Death playing. That will probably please some fans of that particular band but personally I think Illogicist badly need an identity of their own and it has some impact on my overall enjoyment of the album. There´s no discussion that the music is well played, well produced and as such well composed, But I stand by my words when I say that there is little here that can be called original. You got the fast death/thrashy riffing, techncially well played guitar solos, sneering high pitched growling, semi-progressive song structures and a very skilled rythm section.

The well playing band and the overall professional production and songwriting does warrant a 3.5 star (70%) rating, but if you are not content with listening to what is basically a Death clone (hell the vocalist even sounds like Chuck Schuldiner did in the mid-nineties), I´d get my technical/progressive death metal kicks elsewhere.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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