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4.17 | 9 ratings | 3 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Velocity (3:19)
2. Sustained Connection (3:31)
3. Lost Pleiad (1:14)
4. Receiver (3:32)
5. Remote Viewing (4:04)
6. Inertial Grind (3:03)
7. Cygnus X-1 (2:14)
8. Throughout the Moment (3:33)
9. Woven Imbalance (2:55)
10. Boundless Intent part 1 (1:13)
11. Boundless Intent part 2 (2:49)
12. Subject to Change (3:24)
13. Event Duality (2:12)
14. Audio Synthesis (1:07)
15. Reconditioned (4:22)

Total Time: 42:30

Line-up / Musicians

- Mark Palfreyman / vocals, bass
- Scott Young / guitar
- Mark Evans / guitar
- Matthew Racovalis / drums

Releases information

CD Willowtip Records
CD Earache records, MOSH 314CD

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ALARUM Eventuality... ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
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Review by UMUR
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4 stars "Eventuality..." is the 2nd full-length studio album by Australian technical/progressive thrash metal act Alarum. The album was released through Willowtip Records in September 2004. However there also exists a version of the album released through Earache Records with a different cover artwork.

Stylistically the music on "Eventuality..." pretty much continues the technical thrash metal style off Alarumīs debut full-length studio album "Fluid Motion (1999)", but adds a lot of progressive ideas and jazzy elements to that sound. The band have actually developed their style quite a bit even though their core style remains the same. Theyīve also improved a lot as musicians since the debut album and there are generally some very impressive playing featured on "Eventuality...". Semi-jazzy guitar solos, fusion influenced drumming, and a busy fusion influenced bassist are some of the instrumental elements on the album. On top of that Mark Palfreyman delivers a relatively convincing vocals delivery with both raw and clean vocal parts. The latter vocal style sometimes reminds me of the vocal style and melodies of Helmet.

The sound production is relatively well sounding, but itīs got a synthetic sound to it that is probably an aquired taste. Itīs also a bit unconventional as it features a sort of laid back sound, which is not something youīll regularly hear on albums in this style. Itīs obvious the band favour atmosphere over power. Itīs not a powerless sounding album by any means though, itīs just quite different sounding.

Upon conclusion "Eventuality..." is a major step up from "Fluid Motion (1999)", which was an album that showed promise, but overall wasnīt really that great. "Eventuality..." is a much stronger release and even though there are some pretty clear references in the music to artists like Pestilence and Sadist, the album actually comes off as quite innovative and itīs a recommended listen to fans of technical progressive thrash/death metal. A 3.5 - 4 star (75%) rating is deserved.

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5 stars since tech/prog thrash and death metal like this are one of my favorite genres i was glad to see a band like this come out recently. About two years ago i discovered these guys and i was extremely pleased. The bassist is nuts for the fact that he does vocals and plays this stuff at the same ti ... (read more)

Report this review (#115081) | Posted by Yontar | Wednesday, March 14, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is one of the only bands in the metal scene today (At least that I'm familiar with) who take this approach to technical metal / jazz / fusion and execute it with such skill and precision, while simultaneously making a solid musical statement. This album immediately comes off as a throwback ... (read more)

Report this review (#94014) | Posted by Metalhead28 | Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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