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The Claypool Lennon Delirium Lime and Limpid Green
How is one supposed to make a judgement of an EP of covers to landmark '70s/progressive rock songs? Does the new adaptation reenacts the feel of the original? Does it bring something new to the table? Well, Claypool and Lennon partially succeed on the first requirement, whereas they remain (expectedly?) neutral on the other. "Astronomy Domine" is eloquently covered (although it pales in comparison to Voivod's take), the same goes for the take on "The Court Of The Crimson King". The above said, yours truly is not aware of the other two songs (shame on me, I guess!) but, in the light of the second requisite posited in this short blurb, the take
Archityrants The Code of the Illumination Theory
A completely obscure company of Brazilians embraces the arcane art of power/doom metal, and rivals the genre's council of the ancients. First half of the album's style is manifested through the enticingly wailing vocals, an oscillation between Omen's J.D. Kimball (R.I.P.) and Veni Domine's (R.I.P.) Fredrik Sjoholm. Sparse yet gritty old school metal passages provide a distraction from the dark atmosphere that the devastating doom metal dialect echoed herein, with some relatively restrained folk mumbling in the rear. And yet, what completes The Code of the Illumination Theory as a must-listen for the genre's mysts (and then some), is
Suffocation …Of the Dark Light
On first listen, Suffocation appear to have their trademark style in place, and yet not a single song stands out of the lot, although the album easily rises above casual listens. This notion is further augmented by the sound production. Even though it ushers a good deal of the band's all too known intensity, and comes as much much better than the ever expanding cesspool of sound in the genre, it does not grant ...Of the Dark Light a character whatsoever. Having said the above, it is not sure how the departure of two members from the Pinnacle of Bedlam lineup affected the merit of this album...
Harlott Extinction
Harlott sound like a virtual supergroup featuring members from Heathen, Exodus, and Kreator, and that's saying a lot regarding their ability to blend US and German thrash, and their skill in devising neck-breaking metal. What cuts through the musical derivativeness that the aforementioned outfits imply, is the adoption of European death metal tremolo riffing at some instances, a trait which grants Extinction a somewhat distinct character, and imho, needs to be developed in future releases. Favourite track: album title track stands among equals. Stream:
Tanator Degradation Of Mankind
From the crypts of the Russian metal underground, Tanator unleash a black/thrash metal onslaught whose crossover/punk-ish intensity and sound-wise sludginess, are all but leveraging the inherent derivativeness of the arrangements. Stream:
Hundred Visions Brutal Pueblo
In the smorgasbord of bands and styles Austin, TX metro offers to any conceivable avail, Hundred Visions exert the kind of rock that will make you feel you are playing in an old school Quentin Tarantino film. Brutal Pueblo does not come short in terms of diversity; drone-y/noise rock passages, heavy/punk rock outbursts, vocals drenched in Beastie-Boys-tinged irony, and garage/rockabilly sensitivities, all aforementioned constituents are blended and echoed with the ferocity that modern times dictate. Favourite track: Ditch Punk's Prayer, Planet Dead Deerhorn. Stream:
Decrepit Throne Traitor's Grave
Solid death/black metal which would be much better off with a stronger sound production. Stream:

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