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EVOLVING TRANSHUMANISM

Theory In Practice

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

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4 stars "Evolving Transhumanism" is a single release by Swedish technical/progressive death metal act Theory in Practice. The single was released independently in August 2015. It´s the band´s first release since "Colonizing the Sun" from 2002, as Theory in Practice went on a longer hiatus shortly after the release of that album. The lineup on this release consists of the Sjöberg brothers, Peter on guitars and bass (appearing under his pseudonym Peter Lake) and Patrik on drums, and Andreas Lyngmo on vocals.

Stylistically the two tracks on the 9:08 minutes long single pretty much continue the technical/progressive death metal style of "Colonizing the Sun (2002)". In fact it´s almost eerie how a band can be on hiatus for 13 years, and return sounding almost like they were never gone, but that´s more or less the case here. The technical level of playing is astonishing to say the least, and there are several jaw-dropping moments of technical bliss throughout the release. In the case of Theory in Practice, the technical playing is a means to an end though, so there are no unnecessary technical noodling here. You get plenty of death metal brutality to accompany the furiously fast-paced technical riffs and rhythms. The vocals are an aggressive snarling, which suits the music perfectly instead of a deeper growling vocal style.

"Evolving Transhumanism" features a professional, clear, and powerful sound production, so upon conclusion it´s a great comeback release by Theory in Practice. Fans of their earlier work should definitely pay attention here, and for technical/progressive death metal fans in general this is a worthwhile release too. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

UMUR | 4/5 |

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