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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

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the philosopher
4 stars For the first time I went to a death metal festival and Psycroptic was on the setlist. Therefor I had listened several times to this liveperformance, because it was one of the few bands I'd liked to listen from beginning till end. Psycroptic plays highly technical deathmetal. One of the great things of Psycroptic is that their technical styl is absolutely more prominent then speed or brutal power, which is far more often seen in the death metal genre. In fact, on stage they didn't seem agressive, but seriously playing their music as if they were just progressive musicians accidently playing death metal.

This liverecord gives a good interpretation how they sound live: they play tight and are convincing. There are constantly new ideas coming and the riffs are full of small melodic lines. The instruments are good dinstinquishable and especially the guitarplaying is very interesting with many short melodies in the mid- and highpitch spectrum. Therefor this is not such a dark experience. This music in constantly interesting, because of the litle repeating of the riffs. The riffs themselves are of high quality.

In many occasions I do prefer grunting/growling instead of clean vocals within the metal genre, because in my opinion metal may be a heavy experience. The grunting is quiet good here with some low growls here and there and soms shouts on other occasions.

This liveperformance of Psycroptic is highly recommended for fans of metal with a highly technical approach.

the philosopher | 4/5 |


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