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Giant Squid


Experimental/Post Metal

4.21 | 25 ratings

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4 stars Giant Squid - Cenotes

This was my first experience with Giant Squid. Besides the fact that they had a Cello player, and this was metal, I did not know what to expect. ? It was a nice surprise right from the first note.

This is a sort of prog. doom metal, with a thick Metal sound, but with a lot of input from other genres. The Cello plays a very vital role in the mix, very present all the time. The Guitar and the Cello duels are amazingly beautiful. And the vocals are very varied, from heavy rock styles too folk'ish vocals.

Stylish there are elements from Asian/Middel East music, and elements of classic inspired music mixed into the Metal power poundings.

Sometimes the tempo is fast sometimes almost frantic, at other times its very slow. The album is shots and compact, but that is not a bad thing. Quality prevails quantity.

A strog 4 stars, and for those who like their music to be this hard, I bet it could easy be a 5 star. This is metal, and you have to be into metal, to like it. If you do not like metal at all, the chance you will love this one is next to none.

tamijo | 4/5 |


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