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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.28 | 673 ratings

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4 stars Death didn't rest on laurels and prepared another death cake (or a gift?) full of brutality, screaming and blazing speed in playing. The album is very complex with frequent changes and plenty of ideas. It makes it perhaps less accessible to the more casual Death fans like me. A great track to start is "Zero tolerance" with slower rhythms in the beginning, and accessible guitar. All tracks have technical elements but when I should pick the clear progressive winner, 1. "Sacred Serenity" has harder and quiet sides with winning guitar playing. 2. "Perennial Quest" is the opus of the album with monstrous complexity unheard before. Acoustic guitar appears in the moody outro. Another Death album with a high standard and dozens of things to analyze for repeated listens.
sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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