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VECTOR

Haken

 

Heavy Prog

3.68 | 270 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
2 stars It's year 2074. The zombie apocalypse ravaged half of the human population, food supplies run low, water is mostly contaminated so it cannot be consumed, society has been completely obliterated, rights no longer exist, and Haken still sounds like Dream Theater.

When are they going to get their own identity? I feel like they're excellent musicians stuck in their comfort zone. Vector continues the trend started in Affinity of albums with use of distorted guitars and heavy riffs in a Djent-esque way. This album in specific is much shorter than the albums before, but at the same time very concise and direct, without dumb overextended tracks. Is it enjoyable? Absolutely. Is it great? Meh.

Vector also works as the first part of a concept album (second part is Virus) about a patient and an evil doctor. The doctor ends up turning him into a cockroach, then tragic things happen and the patient dies pretty much.

It's a decent album, not special in any way, but enjoyable. Two Stars.

Isaac Peretz | 2/5 |

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