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Experimental/Post Metal

4.27 | 25 ratings

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5 stars Normally I don't listen to instrumental albums/bands because I value the aesthetics of vocals, however TETRAFUSION is a clear exception with "Absolute Zero". This album is a varied piece of experimental and progressive metal filled with some jazz and classical flavor. Reminiscent of DREAM THEATER and the like (check out "Inertia" and "Momentum", riffs are very similar), TETRAFUSION has clear influences but still manages to keep the music fresh and exciting.

The intense piano and guitar-driven track "Gravity" is in my opinion one of the best songs on the album. Fast-paced trade-offs between guitar and piano solos with funky and jazzy passages and varied mood progression. So many styles are filled into a near five minute song. With the perfect ending I daresay it's a perfect instrumental.

Other notable mentions are "Inertia" and "Momentum" as I stated above. Some of the riffs seem to have been taken out of the DREAM THEATER book ("Sacrificed Sons" is very similar to "Momentum"), however that's not to say it's bad; they fit the song structures nicely and are impressive.

For a purely instrumental album, I'm thoroughly impressed. To write material that solely focuses on instrumentation requires the level of musicianship and composition to be exceptional; otherwise the music would be mundane and stale after a few listens without vocals to complement the mix. This is an excellent album and I highly recommend this to fans of experimental/progressive metal.

SevDawg | 5/5 |


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