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CRITICAL MASS

Threshold

 

Progressive Metal

4.08 | 215 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars 9.5/10

Well, what to say except that I am increasingly fascinated by this band and disgusted that they have not the recognition they deserve. Threshold is a band cachet of other big names in progressive metal like Dream Theater, Riverside, Symphony X, Pain of Salvation and others, however just see the amount of ratings that their albums get to see how much they are (unfortunately) underestimated .

Critical Mass is certainly the high point of the band so far, and having the highest rating among the discography of Threshold think it's clear that I am not alone in thinking so. Each song is a gem valuable (some more than others), and sure enough the whole band is in their acts. this applies to Mac, which only confirm my appreciation for it. Face, knowing that he died is sad. His vocal range is great, her lilting timbre is out of this world, and I know I can be a minority here, but I'd rather him than Damian Wilson (who is also a great singer). I also have to point out that the guitarists Karl Groom and Nick Midson, are great players and complete well being widely underestimated, unfortunately.

About the songs, what to say? Well, I'd say just Falling Away and Round and Round are at a level "slightly" lower, but the other ... Phenomenon is a strong opener with great chorus, Choices and Echoes of Life are two great tracks that contrast somewhat; Avalon only confirm what I say about the ability of this band with ballads, and Fragmentation is an example of what Threshold is where all the members shine. But is the epic final the title track that stands out. What a great track! Probably the pinnacle of the band. The soil lą David Gilmour is thrill ... Everything comes together in this song. And on the album.

5 well deserved stars.

voliveira | 5/5 |

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