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4 stars A neat piece of atmospheric post-metal with light elements of the better side of djent. Widek is a one man music machine like Sithu Aye, and this debut from him is great, all things considered. The atmospheric parts and backings here are the best parts, and Widek clearly has talent towards making them. There is also variance in the particular moods those parts convey. The first, sixth, and seventh tracks are the cream of the crop as far as the ethereal bits go. As far as the metal goes, it's not the best, but is a working style that mixes in various ideas into something worthy enough of the lulls. The fact that Widek has a handle on how to do djent well is also commendable. A good album, worthy of listening, but I would love Widek to do ambient records more than more like this.
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Posted Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Review Permalink
4 stars Outside the Universe is an excellent work by the Polish Maciej Dawidek, where he develops with great solvency both heavy guitar riffs and deep atmospheric passages, a whole sonic journey through the universe that is well worth listening to and letting yourself go.

The songs are short but full of a cosmic charge that will surely delight those who like instrumental themes, such as the melancholic and powerful Above the Sky and Orion, the magnificent and brief guitar solo by Tomas Raclavsky in Cosmic Ocean, or the restful Celestial . The only sung piece on the album, performed by Matthieu Romarin from the extreme metal prog Uneven Structure, is the powerful Enter Through The Sun.

In summary, Outside The Universe is an album of a very good level and highly recommended, especially for those who enjoy the post metal genre.

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