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4.03 | 101 ratings

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4 stars The band that started the term "progressive metal" with this album. Probably will go as the most under appreciated genre breaker in music, this debut is much like the breakthrough we see in King Crimson's debut.

The album is essential for the understanding of the term progressive metal. This is where it starts. Its extremely technical, moreso than anything Dream Theater has done. The album isn't exactly spectacular, and it doesn't really move you. What it is is a cornerstone for the genre. It's unfortunate that Jarzombek and company will never get the acclaim they deserve.

This is essential to the understanding of progressive music, but its not a masterpiece, just a very under appreciated work of art.

OpethGuitarist | 4/5 |


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