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3.74 | 76 ratings

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4 stars If Seals and Crofts were singers for a prog band, and they were trying to sound like a metal version of Genesis, that would be Carptree. I do like the formula of this album, the songs that seem to impress me most are "The Fleeting Deep", "The River", "Porous", and "Immersive Attention". The loud mellotrons, a bunch of really well produced and well engineered guitars. Everything on this album is very well mixed and well produced, the only problem is that half of the material found on the album isn't very compelling. The vocals have a clashing issue with the keyboards, I think it's the nasally tone of the vocals that cut through the keys which can make the sound quality degrade just a tiny bit. It is just a minor mixing issue in "Immersive Attention", other than that the album sounds very well recorded. "Ultimately Lifeless" is kind of a typical prog song, typical chord structure, typical song structure, and the lyrics aren't exactly unique. I do like the song but overall it's not great. "Between Extremes" is a great song as well, it's not among the best on the album. I think that the mix is great, the production is good here too. The songwriting is pretty good here, and the chord progression is grabbing to the ear. So I do think that this album is pretty good, but it's no masterpiece. Carptree is a good band but they are yet to release an album that I can give a 5 star review.
Zoltanxvamos | 4/5 |


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