Measuring The Abstract
TERMINAL FUNCTION

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com

TERMINAL FUNCTION - Measuring The Abstract cover
3.98 | 2 ratings | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 2008

Filed under Death Metal

Tracklist

1. Spawn (4:51)
2. Room 101 (6:56)
3. Dissolving Soul Fragments (6:49)
4. The Brainshaped Mind (6:49)
5. Tactile (4:44)
6. Cloning Assembly (6:43)
7. Auroral Display (1:04)
8. Remote Views (5:31)

Total Time 43:27

Line-up/Musicians

- Victor Larsson / Vocals
- Mikael Almgren / Guitar
- Stefan Aronsson / Guitar, bass, keys
- Lars Söderberg / Bass
- David Lindkvist / Drums, keys

About this release

Label: Willowtip
Release Date: November 11, 2008

Thanks to Stooge for the addition

TERMINAL FUNCTION MP3, Free Download/Stream

No TERMINAL FUNCTION MP3s available for streaming.

Buy TERMINAL FUNCTION - MEASURING THE ABSTRACT music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Showing all 11 items | Price may be different, data is cached, expiring in 24h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com
Amazon (logo)
Measuring the AbstractMeasuring the Abstract
Willowtip Records 2008
Audio CD$5.89
$4.99 (used)
Showing 1 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & TERMINAL FUNCTION music

TERMINAL FUNCTION MEASURING THE ABSTRACT reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

UMUR
"Measuring the Abstract" is the debut full-length studio album by Swedish technical/ progressive extreme metal act Terminal Function. The album was released through Willowtip Records in November 2008.

The music on the album is technical/progressive extreme metal with some jazzy Holdsworthian soloing (the solos are very similar to the style of playing byFredrik Thordendal from Meshuggah). The playing is generally very technically challenging and the tracks are complex (while still featuring an accessible vers/chorus element). The vocals are mostly aggressive but there are some clean parts and a few vocoder vocal parts too. While the music is pre-dominantly aggressive with fast and complex distorted riffing there are also some jazzy acoustic breaks and the above mentioned jazzy soloing in the music. The kind of semi-jazzy playing I associate with Cynic. There´re also keyboards in the music but they are mostly used to create atmosphere. Other references in addition to Meshuggah and Cynic are acts such as Atheist, Textures and especially fellow Swede progressive tech/extreme metal act Theory in Practice (the "The Armageddon Theories (1999)" album). There are 8 tracks on the album but "Auroral Display" is a 1:04 minutes long instrumental so there are actually only 7 "real" compositions on the album. The total playing time on "Measuring the Abstract" is 43:27 minutes though which is a perfect length for this kind of music IMO. All compositions are of high quality and the album appears consistent with a great flow.

The musicianship is excellent. These are very skilled musicians. Fast and varied drumming, great aggressive vocals (the clean vocals are not the best but they are decent) and razor sharp and intense riffing. The jazz element in their sound is also executed to perfection and adds the spice to their sound.

The production is excellent even though I could have wished that the aggressive vocals were a bit less processed. They are a bit over the top at times.

"Measuring the Abstract" is an excellent album in the progressive tech/extreme metal genre and fans of the above mentioned acts should definitely take a listen to this high quality album. It´s not the most original album I´ve heard in the genre but it´s a minor flaw that doesn´t take away the overall good impression I´ve gotten of Terminal Function. I´m sure their next album will show them developing a more personal sound. The genre so rarely sees new quality acts appear but I think we can safely expect great things from Terminal Function in the future. For now this is a great introduction to this new act and "Measuring the Abstract" fully deserves a 4 star (80%) rating.

Members reviews

No TERMINAL FUNCTION MEASURING THE ABSTRACT reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • Anster

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

Measuring The Abstract Contents

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Crimson Death Metal
EDGE OF SANITY
Buy this album from our partners
Still Life Progressive Metal
OPETH
Buy this album from our partners
Symbolic Death Metal
DEATH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

A Shot In The Dark Alternative Metal
THIRTEEN
Buy this album from MMA partners
IX Sludge/Post-metal
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
Buy this album from MMA partners
To Your Stations 07 25 Progressive Metal
DYING BLYND
Buy this album from MMA partners
Act Of Violence Thrash Metal
AOV
Buy this album from MMA partners
With the Lost Souls on Our Side Death Metal
ILLDISPOSED
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

Megalomaniac - Incubus
INCUBUS (CALIFORNIA)
Unitron· 9 days ago
Pagan Rites - Baphometal
PAGAN RITES
Bosh66· 9 days ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online