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THE SANE ASYLUM

Blind Illusion

 

Progressive Metal

3.04 | 17 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars I cannot believe I am the first reviewer of this important album in the history of progressive metal. OK, it is not easy to find, but still...........

This is probably the first ever progressive thrash/black/speed/death metal album ever. Rush or even Saga may have been there first. But they were at best progressive heavy metal. The Sane Asylum is a different kettle of fish altogether.

The basis in the music Blind Illusion does is bay area thrash metal. The finest exponent of that scene is Testament. The music on The Sane Asylum can be compared to Testament's first two albums. But there is a difference. Blind Illusion sometimes venture into a landscape occupied by the likes of Queensryche and Iron Maiden. This is not a straight thrash metal album by any means. It is pretty quirky and weirdo. It is progressive metal through and through. I guess there is no surprise that half of Blind Illusion later formed Primus.

Quality wise, this is not a great album. It has some good ideas and that is all. None of the songs here has survived the test of time. It is an album well worth checking out due to it's status. Besides of that; it is best ignored. But all praise to Blind Illusion for the effort and this album.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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