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QUIET WORLD

Native Construct

 

Progressive Metal

3.94 | 217 ratings

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Luqueasaur
4 stars Jazz, metal, emotion... and meticulously crafted structures: 8.5/10

QUIET WORLD ranks among the finest records released in 2015 and as one of the best debuts in metal. Coming at a frenzied speed, NATIVE CONSTRUCT's complex structures mixed with jazzy influences blasts like a refreshing gale against the technical but ultimately soulless metal scene.

They're no short in math metal, but the distinctive prominence given to melodies - orchestral and symphonic at times - and calmer sounds (such as Mute's light jazz midsection) brings a unique flavor that tastes sweet like some weird exotic honey.

NATIVE CONSTRUCT builds precise and never exaggerated technical structures always with meaning and emotion; the latter overflowing: be it on the melodies, or on Edens' soulful clear vocal performance. In fact, I have issues with modern metal vocalists - I'm really picky - but, happily, Edens was able to be pleasant. Also, don't be fooled - the bands DO feature a lot of drums and keyboards and synthesizers, even though that's not on the album's description.

Another quality I perceived in QUIET WORLD is its cheerfulness. The album features upbeat, life-loving songs. Perhaps the more ominous sounding track is Come Hell or High Water with the twisted circus atmosphere and aggressive guitar distortion - and even darkened vocals - but that's an exception.

Very few times I have been this hyped on that amount of excellence in a debut. Highly promising, (I'm) highly hyped, and highly recommended, for both metallers and rockers, djent aficionados or melody-lovers.

Luqueasaur | 4/5 |

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