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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.16 | 371 ratings

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4 stars I was waiting to see Death on this site for so long time... And now there is it!! Most people might think that this band is a massive machine of noisy brutal riffs without anything else to show. But they go further than that! This album shows the band moving into styles very atypical in the death-metal genre. Beyond the clever, intelligent and dark Schuldiner lyrics about human nature, tracks like the instrumental metal-jam 'Cosmic Sea' blends since jazz-fusion incursions until space-rock soundscapes that makes the sound very unique and personal. An incredible sense of dynamics, odd times signatures and a lot of dissonant melodies fills each track of the album with a high complexity, making me even think in bands such complexity and dissonance reaches anormal levels as GENTLE GIANT. Steve DiGiorgio fretless bass is quite unusual and fits the band like a snake on the ground. His basslines are so gorgeous and nicely well constructed, that along with the drummer Sean Reinert they sometimes play like a jazz-fusion band with death-metal riffs exploding in every Masvidalīs soaring guitar and Chuckīs guttural vocals. By the way, the experimental sounding on this record is due to the guest appearance of two CYNIC members, Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert. After that, Death begins to explore a more and more adventurous sound, becoming what today we know as Progressive Death Metal in subsequent albums such the classic "Symbolic" and "The Sound of Perseverance". A highly recommend album to all beginners in the bandīs music!!
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