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3.40 | 5 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Axiomatic Fragment (9:22)
2. The Great Caldera (6:23)
3. Spooky Action At A Distance (11:26)
4. Hes Got An Axe! (8:19)
5. Drilling Holes Through Space (5:35)
6. The Forever War (18:52)

Total Time: 59:57

Line-up / Musicians

- Brett Judice / drums
- Stephen Sheppert / guitar, synthesizer
- Adam Harris / guitar

Releases information

CD Escape Artist (2007)

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COLLAPSAR Integers reviews

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Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Integers is the second studio album from American act Collapsar. The Album was released in 2007.

The music on Integers is a very complex mix of instrumental rock and metal. There are lots of tempo and time signature changes in every song. The music is very structured with no place for improvisation. There are six songs on the album. The songs are generally very long with the 18:52 long The Forever War being the longest and Spooky Action At A Distance with its 11:26 minutes the second longest track here. The music is powerful and most of the time played in a pretty fast pace.

The musicianship is the biggest treat on the album. These musicians are technically very acomplished. Itīs hard not to be impressed with the band when they are this capable.

The production is one of those dry modern productions that I seldom enjoy. Unfortunately itīs the same here on Integers.

Let me state right away that I donīt enjoy this music much. I think it lacks hooks and that the songs are too close to each other in sound and style. Many of the songs overstay their welcome by several minutes and thatīs a big problem too. I canīt give Integers less than 3 stars though as the technical level is extremely high and I have to admit I do enjoy some parts of the music. This is musicians music though and the ordinary non-musician listener will probably be annoyed after a couple of minutes.

Review by Atavachron
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Frantic garage-tech from the Louisiana trio, here their second go at the mathcore they cultivated on the debut but more brutally heavy, and more progressive, as on nine-minute 'Axiomatic Fragment', a lurching web of desperately fabricated rhythms and lines dirty as a wino's balls but played with utter precision. Early Metallica may spring to mind but further comparisons are useless, and they sound little like Dysrhythmia, Oxes, F*cking Champs or the other acts they're lumped in with. Sheppert, Judice and Harris are originals in a huge field of unique bands, and totally serious about what they're doing. Twisting and gnarled is 'The Great Caldera' with hot group dynamics (think Sabbath 1972 or so), and the warbling hum of Stephen Sheppert's synth opens huge 'Spooky Action at a Distance'. Mean riffage in 'He's Got an Axe!', gurgling, gasping for breath, drowning in its own thick arterial blood with a soft refrain before the deathblow, 'Drilling Holes Through Space' is aptly named, and massive nineteen-minute 'The Forever War' carries the full weight of this band's physical power and emotional transference as it takes us through an epic battle. Great job, fellas.

Latest members reviews

3 stars the new album, Integers seems to have mellowed a little bit in comparison to the debut. What I mean is that the band has chosen to focus more on long-form songs (the album is very long with few tracks); meaning they jam out some numbers for near the ten minute mark. It seems they have also ton ... (read more)

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