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Experimental/Post Metal

3.96 | 267 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars Very enjoyable artistic metal overflowing with spacey effects and style, showing the stamp of all involved on dynamic songs giving them room to experiment and play.

Excellent soundscapes shimmer side-by-side with outstanding heavy riffing throughout, with Moore's keyboard and production stealing the show. His subtle playing oozes class and a general likeability which I have observed listeners coming from many different genres enjoy, and this release only bolsters his track record of excellence. Moore's vocals are reminiscent of his Chroma Key projects-- gentle deliveries tweaked through various effects-- and fit the mood well. Maethos performs here more strongly than anything I've ever heard him do with Fate's Warning, playing some slick melodies on both electric and acoustic. Portnoy is more restrained than usual, his kit augmented by some computerized effects, while Malone fills out the bottom nicely. Steven Wilson's contribution on "shutDOWN" is a nice surprise for one of the album's standout songs.

Lots of great stuff to be found for (not just) fans of heavy music and/or the musician's involved-- highly recommended!

Songwriting: 4 Instrumental Performances: 3 Lyrics/Vocals: 3 Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |


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