Review Summary: Pretentious, worthless nonsense. Neither death metal nor progressive.5 of 9 thought this review was well written
Yes, this release leaves the listener with the distinct impression that the musicians involved are heartily appreciative of some good ol' anal penetration.
It's technical death metal mixed with jazz. It's completely unmemorable and featureless technicality mixed with utterly futile jazz breaks. It's ***ing pointless. Having listened to this several times, I can not remember one single riff, one single interlude, nothing. It's in one ear and out the other. The tech death parts are boring and indistinguishable. The jazz parts are completely unnecessary.
Most people cum over this for "mixing death and jazz", as if it were some new idea. Guess what, dumbass? Atheist, Cynic, and Pestilence did that in the early 90's. Furthermore, whereas those bands actually attempted to integrate the two styles, Sleep Terror just slap them together haphazardly. You'll be falling asleep during some part, and then right in the middle of a riff (or perhaps the beginning or end, I can't tell) they'll suddenly break out and go into some lounge jazz. It's clear that they're trying to be "random" and "creative" and "unique", but they're really none of these, and it shows. It is not "creative" to randomly mix samples of two different genres. Any dumbass with a computer and a mixing program can do that. The people that appreciate this are probably the same imbeciles who think shouting meaningless, unrelated words for no reason at all makes them "random" and "funny" and "wacky".
Basically, the band sounds like Opeth, except with technical death metal and jazz instead of whatever-the-fusty walrus! Opeth do and acoustic ***. If that interests you, then please feed your simple-minded, easily impressed ignorance by obtaining this release. Basically, the guys in the band are probably sitting back now, laughing at everybody for buying this piece of *** that they cobbled together from an easy-listening jazz station and the latest Deeds of Flesh release within 15 minutes.
If you're looking for something that pretends to be new and progressive, but is accessible and easy to show all your friends so you can have cool parties with wicked awesome death/jazz music in between your 50 cent songs, get this. If you want something truly progressive, steer clear.