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Quo Vadis - Defiant Imagination CD (album) cover

DEFIANT IMAGINATION

Quo Vadis

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.43 | 14 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars Defiant Imagination is the third studio album from Canadian technical extreme metal act Quo Vadis. Itīs been four years since their last studio album Day Into Night (2000) but in the meantime Quo Vadis released the Passage In Time (2001) compilation album. I have yet to be impressed by Quo Vadis music which I have found promising but not really good on the two previous albums.

The music on Defiant Imagination continues down the same thrashy death metal path as on the two previous albums. They have added a few more melodic elements but thatīs about it for progression. As on the two previous albums Defiant Imagination seriously lacks highlights and after listening to the album itīs almost impossible to point out which songs were interesting. Itīs not a bad album by any means, but itīs very average/ run of the mill technical thrashy death metal.

The musicianship is excellent an in addition to mentioning the fantastic drummer Yanic Bercier itīs also noteworthy that Steve DiGiorgio ( Sadus, Autopsy, Scariot, Freak Neil Inc., Sebastian Bach & Friends, Artension, Control Denied, Dark Hall, Death, Dragonlord, Funeral, Iced Earth, Suicide Shift, James Murphy, Testament, Vintersorg) plays the bass on the album.

The production is good. Typical clean modern metal production.

After listening to all Quo Vadis albums ( the first three) Iīve come to the conclusion that itīs in the songwriting department that the band lacks the last to become really good. Their songs are simply not very memorable. For a good but very average album Iīll give a 3 star rating. Defiant Imagination is by far the best album out of the first three though and if you want to check out Quo Vadis I suggest that you start here.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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