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Insurrection
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June 12th 2014


21452 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

that's never been said before



oh wait

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danielito19
June 12th 2014


6038 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

periphery is a 1.5 and this band is a hard 2.

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beefshoes
June 12th 2014


4206 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

What?
Explain please.

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Butkuiss
June 12th 2014


4220 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

@Sitar Vildhjarta are techy af and I dig other tech bands like Arusha Accord and Dimi-era TDEP as well. I'm confused.

RondoToKG
June 12th 2014


44 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The addition of Garstka brought them over the top. I can't wait to hear what they do next.

danielito19
June 12th 2014


6038 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

technical acrobatics are a poor substitute for songwriting skills


beefshoes
June 12th 2014


4206 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Most classical compositions were extremely complex along with jazz, yet I don't hear many argue that Miles Davis was a bad song writer. Do you just not like complex music?
I think the song writing on this is far more consistent than 90% of modern Prog metal for its songwriting alone. Raw technicality can be annoying but I don't think this album is a good example of that. It has tons of variety, and every song has a structure that makes sense to me, whereas their last two albums certainly have their moments of mindless wankery. I think they've come a long way.

danielito19
June 12th 2014


6038 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i said they're a poor substitute. i like plenty of complex music, and many great artists have both. listening to a dude wank for an hour, even if it's structured wanking, is no substitute for a band that knows WHEN to wank

beefshoes
June 13th 2014


4206 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Agreed. Restraint is everything; hence why I like bands like Camel so much. Everything on their first four albums was
balanced either perfectly, or exceptionally well.
I see what you're saying though. Idk. I might listen to this down the road and find myself bored to tears. That's more or less
what happened with me as far as bands like Dream Theater go. With the exception of a few albums, I can't stand it.
I still really enjoy this though, but it might be at least partially due to the fact that I am an eight-string guitarist. Tosin was the
reason I got an eight-string years ago. His playing never fails to blow me away. If I wasn't a guitarist, it is possible that I'd be
bored by it along with related artists.

danielito19
June 13th 2014


6038 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

imo the perfect blend of songwriting and technicality is off minor

Emyay
June 13th 2014


5964 Comments


does tosin have any playthrough vids for any of these songs yet? i love watching him just sit there and play. i remember he's done some stuff with emg in the past that was really sweet

LunaticSoul
June 13th 2014


163 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

He did Tooth and Claw in a live video.

beefshoes
June 13th 2014


4206 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I wish he'd do one for Physical Education.
There aren't any tabs for it as far as I know.

Emyay
June 13th 2014


5964 Comments


yeah PE is the one i want to see

0GuyMan0
July 15th 2014


70 Comments


Intrigued. I bated weightless so I didn't exactly have high hopes.

TalonsOfFire
July 15th 2014


8123 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is way better than Weightless and just as good as their debut

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0GuyMan0
July 15th 2014


70 Comments


Its better than Weightless, after checking it out, but I can't hold it up to S/T.

jefflebowski
July 21st 2014


8253 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this has grown off me a lot

beefshoes
July 21st 2014


4206 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's definitely in my top ten for this year. It's also my only 4.5 for 2014.

jefflebowski
July 21st 2014


8253 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i loved it when i first heard it, but the production is starting to grate and there's just too much
chugging



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