01. Beyond Imagination
02. Pattern Of Fear
03. Thorns Of Weakness
Genre: Progressive/Technical Death Metal
These guys seem to be heavily influenced by Watchtower and thus this debut full length by them is full of shifting riff patterns, jazz breakdowns and some great drumming courtesy of George Kollias (Nile). On a casual listen it might appear that there is not much happening in the songs but that's only because the songs unfold in a laid back manner instead of going at a frantic pace. The delivery of the music brings Wayd to mind, as they have a similar jazz influenced feel without cramming hundred notes into each second. But when the need arises there are some shredding solos scattered around the album along with lots of melodic leads, again emphasizing on the variation being offered. One negative thing about Spectral Extravagance is the slightly clickety-click plastic sounding double pedal sound. I guess that must have been done on purpose since the drums were recorded at George's own personal studio, but I do prefer the double bass to have some thud. Overall, this album offers 43 mins of really enjoyable progressive/technical death metal and it has been growing on me continuously over the last few days. Highly recommended!
The download package contains 3 songs taken from the album.
Buy the album here: Lacerated Enemy stores
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