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|4.5 superb||ExhaleTheLight | January 22nd 16|
The newly added synth parts and crisper production literally made this album a whole lot better. Was hoping for at least a few songs re-recorded with Michael Lessard.
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|5.0 classic||Speed512 | January 25th 16|
Contact sounds almost entirely re-recorded and the new Advent sounds like sex.
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|4.5 superb||Panzerchrist | February 1st 16|
This is how you do a remaster; differentiate the instruments more, clean up the mixes and add in elements that flow organically with the originally established material.
If you were looking for an entry point to the Contortionist's discography, or just want to give it a re-listen, this will most definitely deliver.
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|3.0 good||millwalkey88 | September 10th 16|
Like all the Contortionist's albums, Exoplanet (the original) grew on me the more I listened to it; in fact, Exoplanet is one of my favorite albums of all time. When I first listened to this I had no idea they had re-mixed it, but I discovered they did almost immediately. Needless to say, I like it but I don't. I fell in love with album for what it originally was and even though I still really like some of the minor adjustments they made, I dislike the "drowning out" of vocals and guitars. If they would have left the original vocals and guitars alone, I'd be more approving. So all in all it's an interesting twist but I don't believe it's totally necessary.
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|3.5 great||cjbizzlebizzle | February 24th 16|
I must admit: I am a flip-flopper. Only a few weeks ago I was saying how I thought this album was fairly average, overly reliant on chugging and somewhat unoriginal. Well, I always give albums a few chances. This one wrestled with me more than any album in recent memory. At first it was the vocals: brutality with a wide range of style dipping into pure gloomy death, thrash and harmonic cleans. Then it was the riffs: jarring, unsettling breakdowns between spacey technical leads and semi-groovy grind licks. The chugging is plentiful but the high quality makes me want to unleash my inner beast and/or hide on a corner. The overall mood of the album is a lonely and disheartening one and I find the ratio of brutality to harmonious melody to be particularly on point. The first six tracks here are all borderline excellent while I find the band loses my attention in the latter third; the only reason this isn't a superb release in my eyes. Less of a blend and more of a layer cake of deathcore, djent and prog elements, Exoplanet explores galactic themes and creates a lonely, uneasy mood to match. Bonus points to the vocalist as his effort alone makes it worth the listen. Flourish, Expire, Contact and Vessel are all fantastic starting points.
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|4.0 excellent||SimpleM | January 31st 16|
a good album now made excellent. production sounds cleaner, instruments stand out more and overall the remakes of every song is superior to the original.
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|3.4 great||Erwann S. STAFF | January 29th 20|
Bass up + synths = cool shit for sure, but I feel it's at the expense of the vocals and guitars. It feels compressed, and I'm not a big compression fan. Touche Amore ruined Dead Horse, Converge magnified You Fail Me, and this one (along with Cynic's Traced in Air) falls into the "hey it's good, but I prefer the original" category.
|4.5 superb||BrushedRed | November 30th 16|
While overall it isn't a huge amount of change in respect to the original, the adding of some synth parts and bringing the bass up further in the mix is definitely a welcomed change and makes the album feel a little bigger than the original.
|3.8 excellent||Trey STAFF | October 23rd 22|
|4.0 excellent||Axmetal | July 24th 22|
|4.0 excellent||vheissu | March 29th 21|
|4.5 superb||Adam | August 5th 20|
|4.5 superb||Rausku | May 13th 20|
|4.0 excellent||Nine | June 21st 19|
|4.5 superb||Dr7 | May 7th 19|
|4.5 superb||ToT720 | January 17th 19|
|5.0 classic||Loch | January 20th 18|
|5.0 classic||nbats | October 29th 17|
|4.5 superb||Validus | September 26th 17|
|4.5 superb||ArAforN | September 22nd 17|
|4.0 excellent||Gibleson | September 6th 17|
|3.5 great||Snide | April 16th 17|
|5.0 classic||tcarafi | January 20th 17|
|4.5 superb||El Olam | December 25th 16|
|5.0 classic||Drifts | November 24th 16|
|4.5 superb||snakesc | October 25th 16|
|4.0 excellent||Prograde | September 16th 16|
|4.0 excellent||T5Cx | August 6th 16|
|3.5 great||jmh886 | July 21st 16|
|5.0 classic||Kyyzen | July 1st 16|
|4.0 excellent||Drawk | July 1st 16|
|4.0 excellent||xzubesx | June 28th 16|
|4.0 excellent||Kronzo | April 1st 16|
|4.5 superb||Dmax28 | March 20th 16|
|4.0 excellent||Hyndez | March 15th 16|
|4.0 excellent||em17ah | February 17th 16|
|4.0 excellent||jayz0ned | February 14th 16|
|4.0 excellent||trilo | February 2nd 16|
|5.0 classic||DrBrain | February 1st 16|
|4.0 excellent||dbilidb | January 26th 16|
|4.5 superb||brunch | January 25th 16|
|5.0 classic||maddin | January 25th 16|
|5.0 classic||Naj1 | January 22nd 16|
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