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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.03 | 208 ratings

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4 stars Time when I was hot fan of metal music is gone decades ago. But I am still listen some more interesting albums, especially if recommended by respectful this field specialists. This Enslaved's album is one between few extreme metal albums released this year I listened, and with this album I wasn't disappointed.

You can hear Scandinavian metal school from the very first this album's sounds - being fast and technical, all compositions are quite melodic. Sound isn't sharp at all, more liquid I can say. To be honest, nothing here on this album is unusual or new, but guys really play great metal music! Vocals are screaming or growling almost all the time, but again - all they are mixed with music as one well balanced sound.

Most important - this album's music has that quite rare balance between heavy and polished, loud and melodic, fast and variable which attracts dedicated listener and sounds not boring during all the album. Not very often combination in modern metal prog, I think.

So - too much predictable and far not so great to be counted as masterpiece, but really one of the greatest metal album I listened this year (speaking about fresh releases).

snobb | 4/5 |


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