Praxis   Metatron
Release Date: 1995

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3.0 goodLambda | November 10th 09

A very odd album by Praxis. Their previous effort, Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) I consider to be one of the greatest experimental albums of all-time- here, however, the material is even more all over the place. Opening with a fantastic acoustic ballad featuring something that almost sounds like a recorder ("Wake the Dead"), it quickly goes into the effect-laden heavy metal outing "Skull Crack (We Are Not Sick Men)" (featuring voice samples from Bruce Lee's 'The Chinese Connection'), and then into the Buckethead classic, "Meta-Matic". From here on in, the album gets very avant-garde in spots- the ambient "Cathedral Space (Soft Hail of Electrons)" and the chilling "Double Vision" are just two examples that come to mind. 'Turbine' features a heavy metal riff that was made for headbanging along too, and "Warcraft (Bruce Lee's Black Hour of Chaos)" contains some insanely fast shredding courtesy of Buckethead. There is also a light sprinkling of funk here with "Cannibal (Heart Shape of the Iron Blade)", though it's more dark and experimental than the funk featured on Transmutation. Pick this one up if you like experimental works or were a fan of any of the other Praxis releases, but be warned- this is an odd one. 3.4


4.0 excellentcrunchengine | August 1st 14
1.5 very poorDying. Feed us? | October 21st 13
4.5 superbGoldberg | September 17th 13
3.5 greatPachelbel | October 20th 11
4.0 excellentnkbr | April 11th 11
3.5 greatBrainPie | September 24th 10
3.0 goodJ. | April 12th 10
4.0 excellentBucketFan | April 2nd 10
3.5 greatDavid Foster Wallace | February 9th 10
4.0 excellente23slack | May 12th 09
3.5 greatmrfixit | May 4th 09
2.0 poorMColeman | December 2nd 08
3.5 greathotfoot64 | December 16th 07
4.0 excellentrenegademonk | August 31st 07

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