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4.44 | 43 ratings | 2 reviews | 47% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Pleiades' Dust (32:59):
- I. Thinker's Slumber (0:00-4:05)
- II. Wandering Times (4:05-7:16)
- III. Within the Rounded Walls (7:16-9:29)
- IV. Pearls of Translation (9:29-12:44)
- V. Compendiums (12:44-18:04)
- VI. Stranded Minds on the Shores of Doubt (18:04-21:14)
- VII. Besieged (21:14-32:59)

Total Time 32:59

Note: The epic song is divided into 7 chapters according to lyrics, times of parts are approximate

Line-up / Musicians

- Luc Lemay / vocals, rhythm guitar
- Kevin Hufnagel / lead & rhythm guitars
- Colin Marston / bass, mixing & co-producer
- Patrice Hamelin / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Zbigniew M. Bielak with Luc Lemay (logo)

MC Season of Mist - SOM 386T (2016, France)

LP Season Of Mist ‎- SOM 386LP (2016, France) *

CD Season Of Mist ‎- SOM 386D (2016, France)

* Limited editions :
386LPCO - 500 copies, orange transparent vinyl
386LPCW - 500 copies, white opaque viny
386LPD1 - 300 copies, red transparent vinyl
386LP - 200 copies, white marbled transparent vinyl

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GORGUTS Pleiades' Dust ratings distribution

(43 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(47%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(28%)
Good, but non-essential (16%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)

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Review by siLLy puPPy
5 stars Always in a league above the competition, Luc Lemay and his GORGUTS project continue to deliver some of the most innovative and technologically constructed death metal the world has ever heard. Never resting on the legacy of "Obscura" alone, this Canadian band from Quebec always creates exciting releases by combining the most demanding, frenetic and brutal ear abuses while entering myriad intellectual pastures tackling the subject matter of esoteric history in far-flung geographical places such as "Tibet" such as on the previous release "Colored Sands." On the follow-up PLEIADES' DUST, an EP which is basically a solo track clocking in at 32:59, Lemay and company dish out a concept telling the tale of the "House Of Wisdom," which references the rise and fall of a library based in Baghdad in the periods between the 8th and 13th centuries and it's importance in containing ancient knowledge that contributed to many scientific discoveries including algebra, astronomy as well as other disciplines that aided and abetted Europe to evolve past the dark ages and into the Renaissance.

Always based on evocative intellectual subject matter, the likes of which are once again competently accompanied by the signature brutality complete with Lemay's grizzled growls laced with atmospheric passages, exotic sounds of distant lands and the ever graceful dance of melodies and dissonance swirling about like an oceanic eddy, GORGUTS takes the exotic flair of "Colored Sands" and once again creates a meandering flow of sounds that alternates the brutal death metal aspects with softer passages bringing a Middle Eastern dusty caravan to mind displaying guitarist Kevin Hufnagel and bassist Colin Marston dishing out a strong dual string assault with newcomer drummer Patrice Hamelin picking up where John Longstreth left off and easily duplicating and exceeding his technical percussion abusing skills and creating one of the most important aspects of GORGUTS' music.

As heard on the more recent albums, if one has an ear for classical music compositional skills it is apparent that Lemay is a gifted composer who utilizes the techniques of the centuries and applies them to suit his music in a death metal context. While the imagery and brilliant album cover created by the renowned Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak sync well with the death metal brutality bash and distortion blowout, the ebb and flow of the musical composition lends more to pre-metal past masters rather than contemporaries in the field continuing Lemay's utter brilliance in juxtaposing these elements into a seemingly effortless manner. The music on PLEIADES' DUST is excellent at the proper pacing of the more energetic brutal passages and the more subdued cadences. It appears that GORGUTS scores once again in creating a memorable soundtrack to some nebulous place and time from the history books. The musicianship is once again impeccably performed and the segments of the album are well connected and despite literally eschewing all the cliches that a 21st century tech death metal band can fall into, GORGUTS still succeeds in delivering all the death metal goods while wowing us with intense musical workouts delivered with outstanding intellectual eloquence.

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5 stars If you're reading this, you probably already have an inkling of Gorguts' general sound. If the name wasn't itself a giveaway, take the noisiest, most dissonant, most technical death metal you've ever heard, and then multiply that by a factor of five; you probably haven't heard anything of the int ... (read more)

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