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Diabolical Masquerade


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.24 | 97 ratings

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3 stars The last album by the black metal experimental one-man lineup is the most experimental and incoherent at the same time. Having no less than 61 songs to cover 43 minutes, you may want to listen to this digitally and reduce the pauses between the songs to keep a better focus on the music. So which of the 61 tracks is the best one? Hmm, the repertoire is so wildly different that it is not easy to remember the motives of all tracks. Instead of developing patterns, the composer decided to come up to quantity of sketches reaching such diverse poles like world music, electronic, psychedelia, progressive metal, jazz metal or folk. Quite some track seem to have nothing to do with the rest, there is hardly any continuous development.

It is indeed a collection of ambitious parts but it fails to deliver as a whole entity.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |


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