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Frantic Bleep


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.69 | 15 ratings

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5 stars One of the most brilliant albums i've ever heard within the prog-metal scene, The Sense Apparatus has to rank in a similar level as the works done by the "giants" of modern metal, like POS, OPETH and DREAM THEATER. The difference between FRANTIC BLEEP and those bands above is that the atmosphere created by the music is even creepier and sometimes more powerful, mainly due to great and smart usage of keyboards to reproduce chaotic states of mind and all that stuff krautrockers would probably love (that is, if they dig metal as well).

The entire album works as a unit, so you have to listen to it entirely. The short opener makes a majestic intro with some very creative usage of guitar to create a doomy atmosphere. Following to "The Expulsion" and its fiery begining, the song displays a change between heavy and mellow sections, with the latter ones being filled with soft vocals, and the heavy ones having more emphasys on instrumentation and some occasional growling. Fortunately they don't exceed with the growl-like vocals in this album as i don't think they would fit very well. "Sins Of Omission" has one of the most addictive metal melodies ever, and flows directly into the powerful "But A Memory". This track will send shivers down your spine. The next one is beautiful in a really weird way, and probably the album's most atmospheric number: "Mausolos" display a futuristic world, and probably a really sad one too. Not very accessible to occasional metal listeners, but a masterpiece for anyone into unusual music. The next three numbers are heavier but also worthy of attention, and the closing track end in a true eerie way, closing the album perfectly.

A masterpiece that everyone who is into prog/metal/kraut should give a listen. Why kraut? Because of the atmosphere, people into mind tricks created by music will be into this album, so just experience it, you won't be disappointed.

Eclipse | 5/5 |


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