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RUSSIAN CIRCLES - Enter Metal Related
CLOUDKICKER - Beacons Progressive Metal
ISIS - Wavering Radiant Atmospheric Sludge Metal
ISIS - Panopticon Atmospheric Sludge Metal
THE OCEAN - Anthropocentric Atmospheric Sludge Metal
OPETH - Still Life Progressive Metal
PORCUPINE TREE - Fear Of A Blank Planet Metal Related
OPETH - Ghost Reveries Progressive Metal
A PERFECT CIRCLE - Mer de Noms Heavy Alternative Rock
ALCEST - Écailles de lune Atmospheric Black Metal
DEATH - Symbolic Technical Death Metal
IHSAHN - After Progressive Metal
CYNIC - Traced in Air Progressive Metal
CYNIC - Focus Technical Death Metal
ISIS - In The Absence Of Truth Atmospheric Sludge Metal
DECAPITATED - Organic Hallucinosis Technical Death Metal
DEMIANS - Mute Progressive Metal
PORCUPINE TREE - Nil Recurring Metal Related
LOOK TO WINDWARD - Fortunes Haze Progressive Metal | review permalink
THE FACELESS - Planetary Duality Technical Death Metal
SHAOLIN DEATH SQUAD - Five Deadly Venoms Progressive Metal
DECAPITATED - Carnival Is Forever Technical Death Metal
CYNIC - Carbon-Based Anatomy Metal Related
OPETH - Damnation Non-Metal
CALIGULA'S HORSE - Moments from Ephemeral City Progressive Metal
CALIGULA'S HORSE - Colossus Progressive Metal
HANDS - Give Me Rest Hardcore Punk
IHSAHN - Eremita Progressive Metal
GOJIRA - The Way of All Flesh Death Metal
GOJIRA - L'Enfant Sauvage Death Metal
MESHUGGAH - Koloss Progressive Metal
MESHUGGAH - I Progressive Metal
DEATH - The Sound of Perseverance Technical Death Metal
IHSAHN - angL Progressive Metal
ISIS - Oceanic Atmospheric Sludge Metal
PORCUPINE TREE - Deadwing Metal Related
EARTH - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull Non-Metal
DEVIN TOWNSEND - Deconstruction Progressive Metal
OPETH - Heritage Metal Related
ANIMALS AS LEADERS - Weightless Progressive Metal
GRAYCEON - All We Destroy Progressive Metal
ALCEST - Les Voyages de L'âme Atmospheric Black Metal
MESHUGGAH - obZen Progressive Metal
NEUROSIS - Through Silver In Blood Atmospheric Sludge Metal
EDGE OF SANITY - Crimson Melodic Death Metal
PORCUPINE TREE - In Absentia Metal Related
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Mezmerize Alternative Metal
NEGURĂ BUNGET - OM Atmospheric Black Metal
FEN - Epoch Atmospheric Black Metal
DEATH - Individual Thought Patterns Technical Death Metal
DEATH - Human Technical Death Metal
IHSAHN - The Adversary Progressive Metal
CYNIC - Re-Traced Metal Related
ISIS - Celestial Atmospheric Sludge Metal
ISIS - SGNL>05 Atmospheric Sludge Metal
DEMIANS - Building an Empire Progressive Metal
CLOUDKICKER - The Discovery Progressive Metal
CLOUDKICKER - ]]][[[ (aka A New Heavenly Body) Progressive Metal
CLOUDKICKER - Portmanteau Progressive Metal
THE FACELESS - Akeldama Technical Death Metal
LAMB OF GOD - Wrath Groove Metal
EARTH - Angels Of Darkness Demons Of Light I Non-Metal
DECAPITATED - The Negation Technical Death Metal
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Hypnotize Alternative Metal
OPETH - Blackwater Park Progressive Metal
OPETH - Deliverance Progressive Metal
OPETH - Watershed Progressive Metal
GOJIRA - From Mars to Sirius Death Metal
GORGUTS - Obscura Technical Death Metal
MESHUGGAH - Chaosphere Progressive Metal
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Toxicity Alternative Metal
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - System of a Down Alternative Metal
SOUNDGARDEN - Badmotorfinger Alternative Metal
CLOUDKICKER - The Map is Not the Territory Progressive Metal
PORCUPINE TREE - The Incident Metal Related
MASTODON - Leviathan Sludge Metal
PELICAN - City Of Echoes Metal Related
OPETH - My Arms, Your Hearse Death Metal
DEVIN TOWNSEND - Ghost Non-Metal
GOJIRA - The Link Death Metal
ALICE IN CHAINS - Dirt Alternative Metal
OBSCURA - Omnivium Technical Death Metal
DECAPITATED - Nihility Technical Death Metal
GOJIRA - Terra Incognita Death Metal

Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Progressive Metal 28 4.50
2 Technical Death Metal 13 4.23
3 Metal Related 10 4.40
4 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 8 4.56
5 Death Metal 6 4.00
6 Alternative Metal 6 3.58
7 Atmospheric Black Metal 4 4.38
8 Non-Metal 4 4.25
9 Groove Metal 1 4.00
10 Hardcore Punk 1 5.00
11 Heavy Alternative Rock 1 5.00
12 Melodic Death Metal 1 4.00
13 Sludge Metal 1 3.50

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Album · 2010 · Progressive Metal
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My Favourite album of 2010. Beautiful amalgamation of metal, death metal, ambient, avant- garde, a hint of electronic and other styles coated with highly skilled musicianship and great production. When I first started listening to the album I was a bit concerned by the first vocals I heard, which aren't bad but I didn't want to sit through 1.2 hours of them. But thank god the album shows a great array of vocal styles which are a real highlight.

The album oscillates in intensity throughout, with tension building ambient sections being followed by rhythmic distorted metal.

And what really puts the icing on the cake is that these boys are from New Zealand (like myself (so maybe there is a bit of bias in this review)). But the reason this is impressive is that NZ doesn't really have a prog scene. In fact the only other two bands I can think of are Split Enz and Jakob.

This album is truly worth 5 stars. It is a masterpiece.

Instead of me righting a summery of each song how about you go straight to band camp and download the album for free. And if you like it (and I'm sure you will) you can go back and pay however much you think it is worth

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