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Founded in New Jersey, USA in 1996 - Disbanded in 2006

THE POSTMAN SYNDROME is a band from New Jersey, USA. The group started making music in 1996 while the band was still in high school. From the beginning they always had an eclectic musical taste ranging from different bands and genres. The name of the band was inspired by the killing spree of some angry postman workers that occurred in the United States. They signed with Now Or Never Records in 2001 and in 2002 we saw the release of the band's debut, "Terraforming". The band's sound has been seen as a mixture of alternative metal, jazz, ambient, metalcore and progressive rock and has been compared to bands like System Of A Down, Tool an The Dillinger Escape Plan, although none of the bands or genres mentioned never come close to their actual sound which is highly eclectic. After a series of line-up changes the band broke up before releasing another album. Members of THE POSTMAN SYNDROME went to create Day Without Dawn which follows the same eclectic style as THE POSTMAN SYNDROME.

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4.55 | 28 ratings

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 Terraforming by POSTMAN SYNDROME, THE album cover Studio Album, 2002
4.55 | 28 ratings

The Postman Syndrome Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Prog-jester
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5 stars For some people three words would be enough to get this album immediately, without a hint of hesitation: DAY WITHOUT DAWN.

This is very true - THE POSTMAN SYNDROME is a pre-band for this fantastic Eclectic Metal outfit, and they had so much in common (expect for band members) - not long but well-crafted tracks, complex yet melodic, heavy yet sincere (like amazing 'Interpretive Decorating' ballad), groovy and agressive, but still amazingly progressive. I have never listened to hardcore/emocore/metalcore stuff, but I believe (at least, my '-core' friends say that), TPS had something common with this kind of music...even too much common. I don't care, seriously, this adds nothing to my doubtless love to this awesome band and their music. If you ask me to be short, I'll tell ya: this is a bit heavier and agressive DAY WITHOUT DAWN, so don't you even dare to miss this album, especially if you like TOOL, DREDG, OCEANSIZE, THE MARS VOLTA, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, THREE and all that Modern Heavy Prog crowd. Breath-lotsa-taking. Extremely recommended

 Terraforming by POSTMAN SYNDROME, THE album cover Studio Album, 2002
4.55 | 28 ratings

The Postman Syndrome Experimental/Post Metal

Review by burritounit
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4 stars Terraforming is the only release done by The Postman Syndrome. A few years later after the release, they disbanded soon to form East of the Wall and Day Without Dawn who would later rename themselves to Biclops after the departure of Jim Stang of DWD. Luckily this band has left us with an exceptional not to be forgotten album.

The music this band creates is hard to define, as Terraforming varies in style within each and every song. The combination of a wide variety of different vocals styles that range from clean vocals to death grunts (which gives a sludgy feel to the music), and a mix between both that sounds a bit similar to those on System of a Down and even Maynard James Keenan from Tool. To put it in simple words; Terraforming sounds unlike any other progressive metal band.

Amputees Make Bad Swimmers: Chapter I is a great introductory track that has a very strange math rock rhythm and peculiar, but interesting vocals. Every song in this album creates its own sound with each having their own unique styles making you feel like your moving from a different world to another dividing most of themselves in two parts, though the entire album is divided in 12 (same number of tracks in the album) chapters. Incredible songs like Rotating Crib Toy - Chapter VI and Unfamiliar Ceiling - Chapter VIII make a well example of the sound that this album truly offers. Interpretive Decorating - Chapter X has very melodic rhythm, yet with brutal sections that can catch you off guard. Volume Fact - Chapter XI is a great jazzy/rock intro for the final song: Volume Fact - Chapter XII which is by far not the best of the album but it's a good one to close off the album with a very sludgy ending following a solo drum section (not a show off solo). In overall Terraforming is an excellent album created by the defunct The Postman Syndrome. Their current projects or future incarnations (East of the Wall, Day Without Dawn/Biclops) follow the same experimental formula as The Postman Syndrome but in a more defined way. Highly recommended!!

Thanks to chamberry for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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