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THE PAINTER'S PALETTE

Ephel Duath

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.17 | 116 ratings

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pianomandust
5 stars This is one of the most interesting discs I have ever heard. It has a great concept (all the colors of a painter's palette are represented) and experimental music to go along with it. This is a mix of hardcore, jazz, and metal with some melody here and there, but mostly screamed lyrics. The lyrics themselves can be quite difficult to understand at times, but it makes this all the more eclectic. Think Herbie Hancock meets Dillinger Escape Plan, and that gives you a good idea of what this sounds like. There are many suprises that await the listener in this one, including trumpet solos out of nowhere, and tempo and rhythm changes galore. My favorite aspect of this album is the drumming. It actually sounds like the drummer is jazz-trained playing rock, instead of rock-trained trying to play jazz. It really makes all the difference in an album like this. I would say replay value is outstanding in this one, because it takes about ten listens just to figure the songs out. Then you can spend another 10 listens trying to figure out why each piece represents the color it does. So after about 20 listens, you can really dig into the music. This is truly a great work of art, and it wants you to think of it that way and not as a piece of music. Well done. One of the most creative and exciting albums I have heard in a long time.
pianomandust | 5/5 |

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