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Torman Maxt - The Problem Of Pain: Part 1 CD (album) cover

THE PROBLEM OF PAIN: PART 1

Torman Maxt

 

Progressive Metal

1.58 | 38 ratings

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b_olariu
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2 stars 2.5 realy

Third album The problem of pain part 1 from 2007 of this american act. Well I was quite shocked to see such low ratings here, I mean ok, each reviewer with his own opinion, but come on, this bands needs so much bashing here. Anyway to me was a listenable album all the way, better then previous one, who was a mediocre one, uninspired and totaly lacking in great musicianship, this one is a quite a little better for sure. The sound the manner of composing, the voice is as I said little better. I don't realy know why people find this album so annoying so weak. The album is divided in 5 chapter and is a concept album about book of Job and why God allowed so much suffering in our beloved planet. Again the music is not realy prog metal, more with prog metal leanings no far from Kings X grooves and with some alternative riffs here and there. The voice no matter how much is better then the previous work is still very mediocre, Tony Massaro is not a very good vocalist, that is for sure but he tries to keep with the band. The pieces this time are almost ok in places, some are realy boring, some are way better then before, 2-3 of them are even good like Overture or Angels first song, the rest are bellow the belt. AS I said on previous review I'm not bothered about christian lyrics or bands who aproach this theme, each musician with his own view and interpretation, so th lyrics for me ar ok, the music is something of a lost battle. Even if is better then Foolishness of god, this is far for being a good album overall, 2.5 is the best I can give, a mediocre album again, but I don't think they desearve to be puted on the wall like that by the most reviewers. On their offcial site is said that they release part 2 in near future somewhere in spring 2010. Is not recommended , is not something special but I can trace a slightly progress in their sound and in their manner of interpretation, I know worst albums then this.

b_olariu | 2/5 |

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