Esoteric   Paragon Of Dissonance
4.1
excellent
Ranking: #27 for 2011

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4.5 superbJ34 | November 13th 11

Person who gave this a 2 rating, prefers Nickelback to this

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4.5 superbHomeslice | November 7th 11

Esoteric's discography could be divided in thirds based on how their sound has developed throughout the years. This album is of similar musical fashion to the "Maniacal Vale" and very well challenges it. Chandler has taken the ideas that worked so very well in the previous release and expanded upon it. There are moments in this album that would leave you speechless upon listening. Definitely worth for purchase for fans of the genre. Doubt it will win any album of the album of the year accolades because of the obscure and mind debilitating nature of the music, but it should it is sublime.

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4.0 excellentRoundOnEndHiInMiddle | July 26th 17

I always preferred the shorter works Esoteric released like Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum because things were always tighter without comprising the excellent songwriting the band uses so well. That being said, Paragon Of Dissonance is definitely my favorite of the longer releases, as though it clocks in at an hour and a half, it just may be the most varied Esoteric release, not only in songwriting but in tone as well. Sure, you have the trademark unsettling psychedelic bull-dozing, but you also have moments of contemplative sadness and melancholy here that were never divulged as much on previous efforts. Many of the sadder progressions have the dually wonderful quality of memorability as well, as "Non Being" and "Aberration" so beautifully demonstrate, making for an engaging second half, something the other long records often fell short on. If Esoteric were to call it quits this album would be quite the swan song, but hopefully they can wow the doom world once more and possibly top this bad boy.

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0.0 | November 16th 15

8.7

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5.0 classicromanometal1 | December 26th 13

Just started getting into these guys, I think we'll go far together

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0.0 | January 23rd 12

A dark. gloomy journey through a chasm of sheer doom, fueled by dark, heavy-impact riffing and multiple other musical elements. Esoteric has crafted a two part album that will not only leave your mouth hanging open, but will set a new standard for doom metal in creating atmosphere.

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4.5 superbHawks | November 14th 11

So who's the faggot that gave this a 2? I mean really...

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0.0 someguest | November 14th 11

This will not be topped within metal this year. An absolute monster of an album.

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4.0 excellentVirium | November 10th 11

Didn't quite grow on me like I thought it would, still a great album though.

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0.0 Scoot | November 7th 11

gonna get this shii

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