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3.66 | 34 ratings

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3 stars I decided to purchase this EP after hearing a small part of "Endeavour" at my evening with Tosin Abasi show in February (details of that here, and I thought it sounded fascinating.

The essential premise of TRAM is a good one, the technicality of Animals As Leaders, but not limited by the "metal" part that AAL was forced to write in, along with some fantastic horn parts over the top. Tosin actually stated he had much more musical freedom writing for TRAM than he did with the second AAL album, which hopefully hints at a second release for this group.

The music is definitely that, there is a definite hint of Animals As Leaders, with Tosin''s signature guitar style coming through often, but the Brass really takes the show here, most evident in songs like Consider Yourself Judged and HAAS Kicker. The drumming is also very well done, coming from a band like Suicidal Tendencies, it seems that Moore really has a talent that we don''t hear anywhere else.

Definitely worth buying to see a better side of AAL that many hoped would come out on Weightless. 4/5

Gallifrey | 3/5 |


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