Exoplanet is simply incredible! This is a truly groundbreaking album. Exoplanet seamlessly blends deathcore and progressive into a heavy but very artistic musical masterpiece. This is one of my all-time top albums. Even the heaviest parts are musically complex, with time signature and tempo changes that make your head spin. All of the tracks are epic (quite literally), and there is a lot of instrumental material here, due to the fact that the vocalist also plays keys.
Exoplanet starts off on a super brual high note with "Primal Directive," a dissonant and odd-timed song full of chugs and growls. It has some brief cleans, but for the most part is just a face ripper.
Flourish starts and ends super heavy with an incredible progressive section in the middle. At 6 1/2 minutes long, this is a prog-death ballad.
Expire is a fast and heavy one, with tons of crazy stuff going on. This song has some sick breakdowns with some ambient spacey sounds provided by the vocalist on the keys, making it very memorable.
Contact is very Dream Theater-ish at first, until it gets to the diminished chugs that is. Lyricaly this song adds to the "space metal" feel that people like to label this style of music.
Advent is a solid song, but I often find myself skipping it to get to the following track, Vessel. Vessel is very musical, portraying some prestigious ideas musically and rhythmically.
Oscillator starts out just as brutal as it gets. Diminished 5ths, minor seconds, triplet chugs make for a super powerful start to the song. This utter brutality only lasts a minute and a half though. After that it jumps into a progressive section that lasts for the rest of the 5-minute long song. A favorite track for sure.
This sets the stage for Axiom, the instrumental. This is one of my favorites also. It's short, but sweet. Interesting progressions, key changes, and modal sounds show off the talent of these musicians.
Now the rest of the album is where the magic happens. Exoplanet I: Egress is by far my favorite track on the album. Exoplanet II: Void is brutal, and Exoplanet III: Light seems at first like an ambient outro track, but then turns out to be a brutal one as well.
This album is phenomenal. One of my all-time favorite albums EVER. Check it out on Youtube; you never can get the full impact of progressive music from a thirty second clip. This album simply covers too much ground, but that is part of why it's so fantastic.