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PSYCHEDELICATESSEN

Threshold

 

Progressive Metal

3.54 | 132 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Threshold second album from 1994 named Psychedelicatessen, quite strange name that will not represent entirely what is on the album, at least for me. Exit Damien Willson from vocal departmen and enter the more rougher in range Glynn Morgan, also the drumer was replaced, living place to a more rough sound, more towards pure metal with fiew progressive metal moments as a whole, sometimes they sound more like a thrash band with crunchy guitar riffs and beating drums. Excellent vocalist Damien Willson will go in other direction on to just formed Landmarq, a great neo prog band from early '90's but he will join on Threshold Extinct instinct from 1997. Now what we have here, musicaly speaking, not very much the Threshold that we know from the albums with Mac Dermaott, the passages is very rough in places, without memerable songs, only fiew of them are great like Sunseeker, brilliant guitar sound and solos are super and Into The Light , the rest are only ok. Psychedelicatessen is an album not very much apreciated by prog metal fans, is understandeble because is far from being a great one like later releases, here the progressive metal is almost left aside living place to an almost metal album, only fiew passages remind me of Critical mass or Subsurface for ex, the choruses are kinda weak and without substance. This album to me as a whole is ok, 3 stars, good one but far from Hyphotetical (their best without question). What I like most to Threshold is the sound of Karl Groom guitar, he has such a great metal sound on his guitar that easy I can say is one of the most brilliant metal sound I ever heared on a progressive metal band. 3 stars, good but non essential, they will do much better later on, even on the next album they are better in many ways.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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