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3 stars Integers is the second studio album from American act Collapsar. The Album was released in 2007.

The music on Integers is a very complex mix of instrumental rock and metal. There are lots of tempo and time signature changes in every song. The music is very structured with no place for improvisation. There are six songs on the album. The songs are generally very long with the 18:52 long The Forever War being the longest and Spooky Action At A Distance with its 11:26 minutes the second longest track here. The music is powerful and most of the time played in a pretty fast pace.

The musicianship is the biggest treat on the album. These musicians are technically very acomplished. Itīs hard not to be impressed with the band when they are this capable.

The production is one of those dry modern productions that I seldom enjoy. Unfortunately itīs the same here on Integers.

Let me state right away that I donīt enjoy this music much. I think it lacks hooks and that the songs are too close to each other in sound and style. Many of the songs overstay their welcome by several minutes and thatīs a big problem too. I canīt give Integers less than 3 stars though as the technical level is extremely high and I have to admit I do enjoy some parts of the music. This is musicians music though and the ordinary non-musician listener will probably be annoyed after a couple of minutes.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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