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Spastic Ink


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.01 | 82 ratings

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3 stars Hmmmm.... I don't know about this.... I have to say I'm a man who appreciates but doesn't really like the efforts of bands like Dream Theater or Watchtower and generally bands who force themselves to write "complicated" music without any reason. I know that many of you will disagree with me. My humble opinion is that technique is only one of the things that help us express ourselves through music. When the technique takes over, the music stops having meaning to me. Emotions can be expressed with just a couple of notes. Not saying that music should be simple. Sometimes technique is more than necessary but when it comes into creating an album just to show your skills, full of useless notes and crazy time signatures then I disagree. I think it loses the point really....

I have also enjoyed technical albums like Death's "sound of perseverance", Atheist etc. and yes, Ink Complete was a pleasant listen full of surprises but it's a cd that I won't listen more than five-six times. It's emotionally too shallow in my opinion. I much prefer Gordian's Knot first release (masterpiece) in which, even though the line-up consists of incredibly virtuosos, it doesn't have the characteristic's of a supergroup. Still complicated music but there is more emotion to it.

In conclusion, an amazing album for those who enjoy technical music and great musicianship but for those who want music full of emotion and passion it's not the best they could find. They should better try Anathema's "alternative 4" for example ;). I would give it two stars but trying to be more objective I'll give three...

sularetal | 3/5 |


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