Singularity (USA-AZ)
Singularity


4.5
superb

Review

by mindleviticus USER (1 Reviews)
March 21st, 2019 | 10 replies


Release Date: 09/23/2014 | Tracklist


This band kind of came out of nowhere as I was trying to find bands that incorporated both technical death metal and black metal well. Finding this particular band that incorporated symphonic black metal and technical death metal certainly raised my eyebrows a bit and my skepticism almost got the better of me. But upon listening...my god this is brilliant.

There are a lot of similarities in the technical riffing that one would expect on an Obscura album but the noticeable darkness and black metal sound truly shines on this making it one of the most unique and memorable metal albums of 2015. While the production is absolutely top notch with everything feeling extremely cohesive and level, the songwriting is what sets this in a whole league above. It's not completely unpredictable that it's hard to follow but there are well enough mix-ups to keep you on your feet and intrigued throughout. Songs like Desert Planet and Throne of Thorns offer the technicality that will please death metal fans and songs like Monolith and Utopian Flesh have a clear symphonic black metal aesthetic.

The very prominent black metal song structures mixed with death metal blasts and angular spider-like riffs is exactly the kind of compromise these genres should offer and the execution is as close to perfect as you can get. Neither genre feels like it's overpowering than the other, it's one of the most fluid and consistently brilliant metal records of this decade.


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mindleviticus
March 21st 2019


9668 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Actually criminal how little ratings this album has.



Check it out here: https://singularityaz.bandcamp.com/album/singularity

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XingKing
March 21st 2019


14538 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Surprised it took so long for this to get a review. New album should be out this summer

mindleviticus
March 21st 2019


9668 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

need it now

necropig
March 21st 2019


5243 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Niiice. Good to see they've been review



Brutal that their keyboardist died last year but they're still using the keys he tracked

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CaptainDooRight
March 22nd 2019


2828 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is your first review after all these years?



coulda sworn you had a bunch



anywho, congrats, will check, and pos

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mindleviticus
March 22nd 2019


9668 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I've had tons of reviews but I got them all deleted

CaptainDooRight
March 22nd 2019


2828 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh dang why would that happen



btw I’m through my first listen on this and I really enjoyed it, some quality music here

mindleviticus
March 22nd 2019


9668 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

just didn't like anything I wrote lol

CaptainDooRight
March 24th 2019


2828 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dam



CaptainDooRight
April 17th 2019


2828 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I was going between a 3.5 and 4 but since the compositions are well thought out and actually give me some feels this def deserves a 4 from me



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