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4 stars Effloresce ? "Coma Ghosts"


47th place album of the year 2012

For some reason, 2012 has been filled with female fronted albums. 13 of my top 50 have a female vocalist. Although technically that number should be 25, there never have been a great abundance in my area of music. This is the only one, however, with unclean vocals done by a female vocalist, which is always interesting, but luckily for me, they are scarce and only really used for good effect.

The opener, "CRIB", has a wonderful opening vocal line and never really loses its energy throughout. Effloresce do a good job to keep their brand of prog metal interesting, without losing too much in solos or breaks in vocals. Vocalist Nicki is also one of the better female vocalists on the list, and really knows how to make a good hook. The growled parts are interesting, and are used in great contrast to the cleans, especially well done in the chorus of "Pavement Canvas".

Recommended for progressive metal fans, particularly Epica, although Effloresce don't have the symphonic aspect.

Originally posted on my facebook page/blog

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