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Sundran Sundran
Interestingly constructed, Sundran sounds like it wants to be a concise, defined piece from start to finish, hence its commitment to sounding like one track. The actual results are, however, fairly disjointed, and the resounding sensation is that Sundran (as an album) feels more like an experiment than it does a clear vision. It's an intriguing listening experience, mind you, with some truly compelling moments, but these points are left behind too quickly and leave a bittersweet final impression.
Elder (USA-MA) Reflections of a Floating World
Makes your body want to lie down and rest while making your mind want to surge like a glaring light bulb.
Der Weg Einer Freiheit Finisterre
Albums like this are a reminder of how great black metal can be when steered in the right direction. Finisterre is remarkably easy to latch on to, but even easier to become immersed in. The atmosphere is haunting yet alluringly catchy, its musical spine constantly tangible. Not only does it keep you on your toes, it gets you to think, feel and ponder. If you enjoy black metal at all, don't skip out on this.
Venenum Trance of Death
What makes this album stand out for me is how it transitions from one section to the next; the times that it strays away from the more familiar formulas we've heard in black and death metal are some of the most enjoyable moments I've heard from any metal album this year. The only unfortunate part is that these don't quite cross the realm of enhancement into the realm of core musical tenet--it gets close, but not close enough.
Leprous Malina
Every bit as dynamic as it is atmospheric, Malina is an album that's difficult to pinpoint and describe, but never fails to leave a lasting impression. Definitely one of 2017's highlights.
Akercocke Renaissance in Extremis
An interesting mesh of styles, most notably death metal and progressive rock, Renaissance in Extremis wefts and weaves in a way that keeps you guessing while retaining just enough familiar, agreeable touches.
Fifth Density Dominion of the Sun
Graduating from the Haken school of thought, Fifth Density's second album has been a long time coming, but the payoff is a welcome foray with plenty of prog variety to engage and, occasionally, surprise its listeners

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  • Jom You should be all set. It looks like you changed your e-mail recently and never got the confirmation e-mail. Thanks for letting me know!
    February 28 07:43 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges congrats on making contrib bro. haven't talked to you much before, but i hope that'll change soon.
    February 27 10:03 PM
  • kingdedethefifth Not a problem but as a contrib I expect you to keep up on all and anything Katatonia ;)
    February 27 09:33 PM
  • kingdedethefifth Hey, good job getting contributor dude. You've put some awesome feedback on my reviews before plus you reviewed all of Katatonias albums and that alone makes you awesome in my book.
    February 27 03:50 PM
  • MercuryToHell Perfect reward for 100 reviews, just discovering your Billy Joel discography reviews, worth the promotion on them alone!
    February 27 09:16 AM

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