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Believer fans should always expect the band to constantly push ahead and deliver something challenging. This is, after all, the band that mixed technical thrash with violins and an opera singer on their 1993 release, Dimensions. They’re also the ones that came back after sixteen years of silence and immediately pushed their sound in a new quirky prog direction on Gabriel without abandoning their thrash roots. If “G.U.T.” is any indication of what Believer’s upcoming album, Transhuman, is going to sound like, though, it appears that their most challenging album is still ahead.

Believer – Transhuman — Released on April 12





Willie
03.08.11
Youtube is blocked at work, so I had to do this on my iPhone. Let me know if there are any issues.

Also, song is definitely going to require some time to sink in. I listened to it about seven times in a row while making this and it's pretty cool. It's definitely layered, and the vocals are finally changed up a bit from the older stuff.

Crysis
03.08.11
Willie posting blogs at work, I like it.

Willie
03.08.11
The only place I do anything for this place is at work (except when I have to use Photoshop). So, how about the song Crysis?

DaveyBoy
03.08.11
Trey has the best job ever.

Song was metal, so was at its best when there were no vocals... Although I did like the (what I presume were) keys that floated in every now & then.

bloc
03.08.11
The vocals are killing me man. I like the backing vocals, but the main is a spicy meatball...

Relinquished
03.08.11
yeah it sounds like the vocals got slightly higher

Willie
03.08.11
Cool, Davey checked out a metal song. Thanks! Yeah, those are keys in the background. It's a very different song for them.

Yeah, the vocals have always been the make-or-break point for this band. I don't have a problem with them, but it took a little bit of time to get to that point. When I read that they were going to experiment with the vocals I was kind of hoping that they would move to something else entirely just so it would be easier to get other people into.

ev0ken
03.08.11
hell yeah...can't wait for the new album

Baphomet
03.08.11
song is made of steaming piles of pure win

Crysis
03.08.11
"So, how about the song Crysis?"

Riffs were awesome. Not so sure about the vocals, would take a while to get used to them. Other than that I liked the song.

Jim
03.08.11
cool song tbh

Willie
03.08.11
The vocals are cool. They're kind of like an Athiest/Voivod hybrid kind of thing.

keyserfunk
03.08.11
This is definitely a strange new song. Looking forward to decoding this album for a couple of weeks.

Voivod
03.08.11
the song is decent.

I expect more from Believer, though.

"Gabriel" was immense.

Willie
03.08.11
Don't judge yet. First, the song is pretty cool and different for them. Second, I doubt they'd post 'just another technical thrash' song to show off the album, but I'm sure there's probably a bit of that too. One of my most anticipated albums.

Crysis
03.08.11
"They're kind of like an Athiest/Voivod hybrid kind of thing."

Two bands of which I'm not a fan of the vocals ;)

pizzamachine
03.08.11
Man, I just listened to "Gabriel" the other day so this is really throwing me for a loop. I like it though!

Metalstyles
03.08.11
Instrumental side is really cool, but as with Gabriel, the vocals are iffy. They didn't reach a point here where they bothered me, but I know they probably will when I listen to the album in full
:(.

pizzamachine
03.08.11
Yeah, I never liked his sort-of-screams. The cleans were good though.

fr33convict
03.08.11
That was really good. Looking forward to another awesome Believer record.

jybt
03.09.11
Sounds very different.

Emim
03.09.11
Will def check this out soonishly

Willie
03.09.11
For fans of the band it is worth checking out. For those just getting into them, it almost feels like they should wait for the whole album are start with something older.

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