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Control Denied


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.12 | 127 ratings

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4 stars OK... this is a sort of postumous record, the last grasp of air of a great musician. Basically, this band is DEATH with vocals, with a very edgy approach, and a very technical side with a lot of heart. So, let's start with the fact that the record is a lost gem, because of the background (death metal and very agressive music) so many people got shocked, dissapointed, amazed, etc. however, marked the reinstallment of "technical" metal into the USA. So many has complained about the direction Chuck and co. were leading, but since DEATH'S HUMAN, he really pulled a little to achive a greater sound, not just growling but complex ides into the music, helped by CYNIC members Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinart. So after this process, he decided to have a "lighter" version of DEATH adding vocals with a more prog and metal approach, and he really did it, a marvellous exposure of musicianship and heart, sometimes a little elliptical in the song structure, but organical and quite mature. Perhaps the best thing in here is that the musicians has a lot more air and it can be shown throughout the record; one peak point is WHAT IF...? along with the title track. Every part of the record remind you that this is progressive metal, from any point of view, in the rawest form. Records like this are in the eye of the hurricane because of the crossover of the main artist, but let's forget our preconceptions and enjoy music at it's best.
arqwave | 4/5 |


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