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|4.5 superb||Alexander | October 28th 11|
Februus is designed to played on good speakers. You would be doing yourself a disservice otherwise because you'd be missing half of the pieces. Although it splits at 10 tracks this feels more like 3 parts which ultimately should be digested all in one listen. In it's duration, the album maintains an ambience that keeps the songs flowing. But unlike many artists who use a small dose of ambience to segue tracks, Uneven Structure utilizes these ambiences as their own separate entities.
This in return contributes to the success of Februus-mixing half ambience and half groove metal in a beautiful manner that ultimately puts you in a trance while at the same time making you want to head-bang to it's poly-rhythmic grooves. Vocalist Matthieu Romarin also does a good job guiding the listener through the music with his versatility. His best strength kicks in with his growls during the heavier moments on the album which help build up on the intensity. Although the entire album is a treat, it's ultimate buildup to 'Finale' really showcases US's power in aces. Soaring on a three chord progression, heavily textured while maintaining groove and constant loop, until the ambience creeps in eventually completely drowning out the band and submerging the listener in abyss. US have created one of the best metal albums of the year with Februus and this is a highly recommended listen if you remotely consider yourself a fan of post or groove metal.
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|3.0 good||Philalethes | November 2nd 11|
The songs on this album use pretty simple chord structures along with average melodies. The math metal polyrhytms do little to make the songs unique or interesting. The use of atmospheric electronic noise also is not enough to disguise the fact that this band is copying the exact sound from any other djent band that is currently out there. I get a sense of this is what Staind would sound like if they decided to make a djent record.
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|4.5 superb||I Am The Sputnikker | October 26th 11|
This blows away everything I have heard from this new wave of progressive-djent metal. I have a feeling this is what everyone was hoping for when TesseracT released One.
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|4.5 superb||Ssssssss | October 25th 11|
The fuck? This is the same band??
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|4.5 superb||Dan FUCKING Gibbes | October 24th 11|
holy fucking shit, hour and a half long, 2 songs in and blowwwnnnn away.
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|4.5 superb||Billy | October 24th 11|
Album of 2011. No contest. Every other djent band is irrelevant now.
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|4.5 superb||asaf | December 21st 11|
woah daddy... I still do not understand the scope of this release and the 40+ minutes of ambience found on the second disc of this album. A great showcase of the expansion of metal that occurred in 2011 and went into the second decade of the century. But as a package, from the cover, to the djent, to the whatever else you can find here, it sits shoulder to shoulder with Amia Venera's epic release in 2010 and builds on the progress that was, in my opinion, evolving into a new scene that was influenced from the european countries.
|3.0 good||thekorben | November 14th 11|
Decent record that is dragged down by inconsistent song writing, somewhat muddy mix and weak
clean vocals. If you want to do djent with clean vocals, you better get somebody who
actually can sing (e.g., TesseracT) or some really good post-processing (e.g., Periphery).
It's a shame, really, since the harsh vocals are quite excellent.
|3.5 great||JeebusRools | October 27th 11|
Some of the songs are stretched out too much. i see what they're going for, but honestly,
TesseracT did it better on the "Concealing Fate" EP. This is by no means an average album,
just not as good as it could be.
|5.0 classic||trilogique21 | October 16th 11|
Probably the best album all year. Only flaw is it needs a little less chug.
|0.0 ||fruitytuity123 | October 12th 11|
Just heard Frost off of this. Unbelievable. Can't wait for its release.
|3.5 great||T5Cx | May 8th 13|
|4.5 superb||leycec | April 20th 13|
|3.5 great||Majkl | March 19th 13|
|4.5 superb||Mehtal | December 10th 12|
|3.5 great||Kronzo | December 5th 12|
|3.5 great||Benc | October 23rd 12|
|5.0 classic||Moodown | October 18th 12|
|4.5 superb||Nomos | October 1st 12|
|4.5 superb||dpez | September 29th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Puzzles | September 28th 12|
|3.0 good||fox | September 28th 12|
|4.0 excellent||cb123 | September 18th 12|
|3.5 great||Circle | August 17th 12|
|4.0 excellent||N2B3J | July 29th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Rail | May 19th 12|
|4.0 excellent||viri | May 13th 12|
|4.0 excellent||G.M.B. | May 6th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Tale | April 19th 12|
|5.0 classic||Thomas | April 6th 12|
|2.0 poor||VinVal | March 26th 12|
|4.5 superb||Zach | March 14th 12|
|3.5 great||MTTS | March 5th 12|
|4.0 excellent||TBliss2 | February 27th 12|
|3.0 good||Warpt | February 24th 12|
|5.0 classic||Drawk | February 24th 12|
|3.5 great||rid | February 19th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Adam | February 7th 12|
|4.5 superb||taa672 | February 4th 12|
|4.0 excellent||W477ZY | January 22nd 12|
|4.0 excellent||Dev518 | January 17th 12|
|4.5 superb||Cryio | January 10th 12|
|2.5 average||Jen | December 29th 11|
|4.5 superb||Brumas | December 20th 11|
|4.5 superb||Jeff | December 17th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Deathcar | December 17th 11|
|4.0 excellent||HeroZero | December 12th 11|
|4.5 superb||pxl | December 12th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Jeejee | November 28th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Freakeye | November 10th 11|
|4.5 superb||pfc514 | November 10th 11|
|3.5 great||Photon | November 7th 11|
|3.0 good||jg777 | November 3rd 11|
|4.0 excellent||Decapod | November 3rd 11|
|3.0 good||ev0ken | November 1st 11|
|3.0 good||zuzek | November 1st 11|
|4.5 superb||7kthulu | October 31st 11|
|3.5 great||gosk8n | October 31st 11|
|4.5 superb||Reagan | October 30th 11|
|4.5 superb||HiLion | October 29th 11|
|5.0 classic||MelbCro | October 29th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Rowdy | October 28th 11|
|3.5 great||BG | October 27th 11|
|4.5 superb||Texture | October 27th 11|
|4.5 superb||bloc | October 26th 11|
|5.0 classic||apan | October 24th 11|
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