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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.25 | 8 ratings

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5 stars Wow. That is about all I have to say here. Imagine if you took Spiral Architect (albeit without the clean, amazing vocals), Extol (Synergy era), and a whole host of other post-black, technical- as-they-come death metal bands, thrash, some industrial/marshal influences, prog leanings galore, and then dressed it up with militant ambience and attire. You come away with Drottnar. I was immediately sucked into this album, from the first stuttering, skittish riffs that assault you once the disc was started. Simply put, I have been looking for a superbly technical black metal band for a long time, and I think I have found the holy er make that unholy grail... of technical black metal. Even though they started out (much like Extol) as a "white metal" band (christian black metal- yep it's quite the contradiction)... they are now moreover concerned with philosophical leanings. The instrumentation is layered and lilting, cavorting through your brain like a mutant with seven legs- each one being a different length- which results in the forementioned stuttering riffs- call them mathematically complex... that is the appeal for me. The movements are not necessarily predictable and mutate in a pleasing and novel way. If you want your blackened death metal to be more proggy and extremely complex and technical, this is the audio assault to massage your ears with.
avalanchemaster | 5/5 |


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