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Experimental/Post Metal

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Conor Fynes
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3 stars 'Easterica: Revision' - Misanthrofeel (6/10)

The man behind the music of Misanthrofeel must have noticed that the potential of his second full-length release 'Easterica' had not been fulfilled. As a result, 'Revision' was born. This is not a batch of fresh music (with the footnote exception of a single new ambient track) but a new, modified run through of Misanthrofeel's oriental metal spectacle. With that in mind, 'Revision' certainly suffers from alot of the same problems that it's parent had to deal with, but the addition of some new touches and flourishes, as well as a more effective track sequence makes this the definitive edition of 'Easterica,' essentially making the first version obsolete.

The music revolves around the same formula for the most part; hypnotic, exotic melodies playing overtop an electronic emulation of metal heaviness. While the lack of variety in the compositions is still to the album' detriment, there are some more effective timbres and sounds used, to make the music sound alot warmer and professional.

The ambient self-titled track 'Easterica' isn't much to write home about, but it's a dark epilogue to the album, and takes the fact that all of the music is computerized (no live instruments involved!) to it's advantage by using layers of ambience that would be alot harder to achieve without the use of a software program.

While there is not alot of difference in between the two versions of 'Easterica,' this version is certainly superior to it's predecesssor, by introducing new sounds and a more professional vibe to the table. Don't expect a world of change, however.

Conor Fynes | 3/5 |


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