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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.14 | 195 ratings

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4 stars A headbanging, cheek clenching, horn-throwing beast of an album.. bogged down somewhat by an overly long clock-in time, freikin' amazing and pretty-good mixed bag of songs, and ideas that work better than one would dream in most songs.. and fail to hold attention in a few.

.What i wrote above sums up this album, quite simply. No need to read on.. however if you must..

Highlight: the songs. I dont usually mention my favorite songs, but because this particular album looses its 'essential' rating almost solely by the fact that it should have removed the middle part of the album, and 15 minutes off its final running time, i will list the best songs... the ones that MAKE this album.

. However on a side note i would like to highlight that the mathmatically brutal drums drive this band (and as a drummer myself this is a must listen album) with guitars matching every herta and sixteenth/thirty-second note played by the kick drums. So drummers take note.. these kick drum patterns can be your daily practices

Yes. i am going to just copy and paste.

1. Oroborus (5:21) 2. Toxic Garbage Island (4:06) ***** if you are to buy one song from Gojira. This is IT. 3. A Sight to Behold (5:09) 4. Yama's Messengers (4:03)

5. The Silver Cord (2:31) ... pretty much to catch your breath, which i think is important in an album such as this where you can develop auditorial overload and end up tuning out half way through.

8. The Art of Dying (9:54) 9. Esoteric Surgery (5:44)

11. Wolf Down the Earth (6:25) 12. The Way of All Flesh (17:03)

.. so thats 9 songs maybe 8, that are absolutely amazing... and 3 that just weren't on par.

4 stars. If you are a fan of Extreme/ Prog Metal genre add a half-star. If you answered yes to the previous statement, consider this essential, and the band for that matter very much worth your time.

SoundsofSeasons | 4/5 |


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