Martyr
Warp Zone


5.0
classic

Review

by CrimsonFloyd USER (5 Reviews)
November 1st, 2011 | 21 replies


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Imagine a nailgun, and now imagine shooting yourself with it. And now pretend you enjoy pain. That is what this sounds like.

In the same vein as Death, Cynic, and Atheist are technical death metal bands, Martyr is a technical death metal band. But since they only had one standout-among-metal album, Warp Zone, they were never matched up with the "big 3" of tech death. Let me tell you something though.

They should be.

Warp Zone is just as good as albums like Focus, Unquestionable Presence, and Symbolic. Every riff packs a great punch. The playing is extremely tight. Nothing can describe the tightness of the playing other than this: Imagine the drumming, guitars, bass, and vocals are a nail gun. Imagine putting that nail gun in front of your head. Now, every riff of the ensemble detonates this nail gun. You are shot in the head. Pain and death is good in this situation. At the rate this album goes, you will receive about 30 shots per second.
This album is extremely solid, with no filler, and no bad riffs. There are no stand out tracks. It flows right through to the end, and should be listened to as an album. For the most part, shouted vocals not using the standard death metal techniques, as seen on this do not tickle my fancy, vocals similar to Gojira or Meshuggah. For this album, however, they feel right at home. My personal favorite song on this is Realms of Reverie, however I suggest you listen to it the whole way through, at least once, before dismissing it.

Thank you for your interest.


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CrimsonFloyd
November 1st 2011


466 Comments


While this is longer than my last review, it was not an attempt at a long review. I am sticking with my style of short reviews, if you want to read about the band's info, google it.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 1st 2011


31620 Comments


This review is full of grammatical fuckery

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CrimsonFloyd
November 1st 2011


466 Comments


Sorry bout that. My English grammar sometimes bums out if spellcheck can't fix it, I speak French on the daily basis:P When I am at a proper computer I'll fix it

climactic
November 1st 2011


19980 Comments


deviant apologizes for his ethnic insensitivity

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CrimsonFloyd
November 1st 2011


466 Comments


lol. its my fault in the end, it is my duty to make sure i write properly.

MO
November 2nd 2011


19077 Comments


Album is amazing. Band rules.

itchy
November 2nd 2011


244 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wow, this is incredibly good... must... listen... again!

bloc
November 7th 2011


35024 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

One of my favourite bands of this style

TheNotrap
October 13th 2012


8132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Pretty interesting album.
Virtual Emotions' riff ftw.



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KILL
October 13th 2012


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

carpe diem m/

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TheNotrap
October 13th 2012


8132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Realms of Reverie is also great.


KILL
October 13th 2012


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yea, prefer their first record though

TheNotrap
October 13th 2012


8132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Sweet band, Feeding the Abscess rules hard, need to check their debut though.
Prob tonight.


NeoSpaz
April 17th 2013


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

In the same vein as Death, Cynic, and Atheist are technical death metal bands


this is pretty great though

DrHouseSchuldiner
May 7th 2013


5643 Comments


love this album alot ...Carpe Diem is the jaaaaaaaam

Geadom
August 19th 2013


2839 Comments


posting to remind me to check this. Sounds good so far

DrHouseSchuldiner
October 2nd 2013


5643 Comments


carpe diem holy shit

DrHouseSchuldiner
December 1st 2013


5643 Comments


Love these guys alot

KILL
December 1st 2013


72280 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

riffs

DrHouseSchuldiner
December 1st 2013


5643 Comments


Carpe diem is like omg makes me go hard



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