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THE OUBLIETTE

The Reticent

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.21 | 46 ratings

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Alhambraf3
2 stars Such an actively advertised new album The Reticent was presented by the respected colloborators of the progarchives website almost as a new revelation in the progressive metal genre.

And indeed, the first composition is set up in a positive way. It has everything you need for a great start - rhythmic variety, good compositional solutions and excellent harmonies in the jazz style, emotional vocals. Unfortunately, already in the first track, the band puts all the cards on the table, and starting from the second track, all this beauty disappears and we are waiting for a trivial, boring prog metal with alternating growls and clean vocals. Musically, the album doesn't provide anything new to highlight. About the vocals - it is emotionally monotonous and, worst of all, pretentious, and by the end of the album it begins to openly irritate, as the classic of the Russian theater Stanislavsky said - "I do not believe". The sound is flat, indistinguishable from the sound of other similar groups.

I hope that in the future the band will work on developing the ideas that appeared in the first track - "His name is Henry". Four stars for the first song and 1.5 for all the others. For fans only.

Alhambraf3 | 2/5 |

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