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ABOLISHING THE OBSOLETE SYSTEM

Amogh Symphony

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal


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b_olariu
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3 stars Amogh Symphony is a young technical/extreme progressive band formed in 2003 in Mumbai - India, around the excellent musician from this country - Vishal Jit Singh. The music is a combination of progressive metal and indian classical melting with the extreme brutality of technical death metal, but also some jazz elements are added in the whole structure of the album to give a certain groove. The whole album doesn't sound bad, but are to many genres melting each other here and the result is nothing realy impressive. For ex a piece beggins with some elctronic keys and next out of the blue some death metal riffs appered, who doesn't incorporated very well with that electronic aproach, it's long way 'till this band will controled very well this amalgamation of genres. Not bad but not realy excellent either. Abolishing the obsolete is the title of the album released in 2009 will not captured the listner instantly, it's a grower and in the end the fans of tech extreme progressive metal will enjoy this promissing debut but far from a brilliant work. I will give 2.5 rounded to 3, because some guitar parts are very good, tend to be more on jazzy side, very complex and well done. Good but totaly non essential work.
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Posted Saturday, November 21, 2009 | Review Permalink
3 stars A very interesting debut from this new band from India.

Amogh Symphony introduce Indian music (and jazz) into their technical death and progressive metal sound. The vocals are this new grindcore growls we know from the likes of Cephalic Carnage. Not straigth death growls, but grindcore growls.

In their musical approach, Amogh Symphony is going down the same route as the likes of Flametal, the American band who combines thrash metal with flamenco. The problem with Amogh Symphony (and Flametal) is that the Indian folk music elements is not fully incorporated into the music. You get two minutes of technical death metal followed by a minute with jazz and then two minutes with progressive metal followed by three minutes of folk music from India. This is not rock'n'roll where country and blues were amalgated into one type of music back in the 1950s. This album is a bit too fragmented in my view.

I gladly admit my jaw dropped to the floor during the first times I was listening to it. But it does have those flaws I pointed out in the previous paragraph. A real killer track is also missing here. This is the debut album from Amogh Symphony though and it is a very impressive debut. But this scene is populated with some truly excellent bands and albums. This album falls a bit short. But I would still recommend this album and champion it's cause. This is an excellent debut from a band I hope I will hear a lot more about in the future.

3.5 stars

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Posted Saturday, December 5, 2009 | Review Permalink
Marty McFly
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4 stars Jamming Jazz 'n' Extreme Metal, that's brutal combination. Of course, intro track (and last song) are completely different from the rest of this album so listener will be shocked even more. I suppose it's a good move when so many bands are doing it this way.

I would be glad to give good rating, but even this is thrilling album and is full of atmospheric pieces (second half of Greenhouse Effect), this album lacks something. Indeed, this is serious grower and with every listen, my thinking about "Abolishing the Obsolete System" improves. Few more and it will become masterpiece.

Ahem, jokes aside, "Amogh Symphony" does very well, bringing what's very important for me - variety. Maybe it's crazy mixture of bunch of different elements that fortunately works in my case. Yeah, I like this record, how it's variable with one uniting genre - good old Tech/Extreme Prog Metal.

4(-), keep on good work.

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Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | Review Permalink
2 stars Highly reccomended to DJENT fans. Amogh Symphony is the indian musical project made by Vishal J. Singh. A technical & progressive extreme metal, in a random jam style, including indian classical/jazz fusion, electronic music and more, named Hybrid Metal by critics. Impressive how it works, but the riffs are just cool, even mixing everything and doing quality songs, I wasn't moved to try this album again. Good music enhanced by a technical multi- instrumentalist buddy. Nothing more, nothing less, in the terms of enjoyment. The heavy parts are very groovy. I love sci-fi and cyborgs, but this cover art annoys me. The basslines are the impressive highlights of the album, very entertaining. But nothing really special for me.
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Posted Saturday, July 6, 2013 | Review Permalink

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