Rishloo
Terras Fames


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dunpeal USER (10 Reviews)
September 8th, 2007 | 31 replies | 10,565 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Terras Fames is a fine album for almost any fan of progressive rock. Fans of Tool and A Perfect Circle are sure to be satisfied with what they hear from this band. It is strong in that it provides sophisticated instrumentation, which is complimented by so

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

On the surface Rishloo come off as just another cheap Tool knock off, but after more attention is paid one can safely dismiss this notion. However, even if they were a cheap knock off, it should be noted that duplicating Tool's sound at a professional level is no easy task, so that alone should warrant a second look for those naysayers. Earshot once tried to duplicate Maynard's sound, but failed miserably.

Terras Fames is their debut album, and it is quite an impressive debut. If their sound can be summed up in any way, perhaps it would be best described as a merger between Tool and A Perfect Circle. They accomplish this in such a way that they don't come off as a direct copy cat. There is no duplicating MJK, but Andrew Mailloux does a fine job of fronting his band. He provides a wide range of vocals that compliment the many sounds that are provided by the band, and there are many sounds.

These days it seems to harder and harder to find an album where every track is enjoyable, so you can imagine my amazement when I stumbled upon this album. Every song is worth a listen. That is not to say that there are not some songs that are stronger than others. The strongest 4 songs just so happen to make up the center of the album. They are Harlequin, Seven Rings Left, The Water is Fine, and Lovely Room. Let me just say that each one of these songs is mesmerizing in its own way.

Terras Fames is a fine album for almost any fan of progressive rock. Fans of Tool and A Perfect Circle are sure to be satisfied with what they hear from this band. It is strong in that it provides sophisticated instrumentation, which is complimented by solid vocals. Anyone who is disappointed by the fact that A Perfect Circle is pretty much over and Tool looks to be on their way out can find solace in the fact that Rishloo have only just begun.



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jrowa001
September 8th 2007



8750 Comments


good review, never heard of these guys. sounds interesting

PayneTiger777
July 4th 2009



4388 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Band rules, album rules.

handoman
July 4th 2009



2386 Comments


HEEDHEADS UNITE!

handoman
July 4th 2009



2386 Comments


and i prolly check this out cuz i liked Eidolon

and jeff i think you heard of them before i thnk i might have recomended them to you one time...

wakeem
January 6th 2010



100 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Kinda feel like this album is rated as high as it is because of their subsequent albums coupled with the band itself being as obscure as it is. If this was more 'mainstream', I think we would be shitting on it more than we are now.

That said, Eidolon is really decent. Glad I heard that first instead of this.

Powerban
January 6th 2010



2380 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

That's why we have opinions. This is great. I love the raw sound over the overproduced sound in Feathergun.

LG
February 21st 2010



3049 Comments


They sound like their unsure of themselves and are just playing it safe on this one, still a great album. Just Eidolon and Feathergun are soooo much better.

Maniac!
October 19th 2010



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is so gooooooooood

BigHans
October 19th 2010



26455 Comments


Brandon I heard one of their songs on your last.fm. Too bad it sucked.

Maniac!
October 19th 2010



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

too bad you have shitty taste in music, Hans.

BigHans
October 19th 2010



26455 Comments


no I dont I have Aenima 5'd

qwe3
October 19th 2010



21353 Comments


such a great vocalist

Maniac!
October 19th 2010



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah he is. One of my all time favorites

Maniac!
October 19th 2010



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0


no I dont I have Aenima 5'd



is that supposed to prove something?

BigHans
October 19th 2010



26455 Comments


yep

Maniac!
October 19th 2010



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hans don't you have vulgar display of power 5'd?



Lol.

BigHans
October 19th 2010



26455 Comments


I do. Because its real metal.

Maniac!
October 19th 2010



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lol k

LG
October 19th 2010



3049 Comments


Eidolon is soo much better.

Maniac!
May 30th 2011



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Blitz is so good



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