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a step backwards
on 23 January 2009
I highly rate Remission and Leviathan, and expected this to be a progression of the excellence. Metal Hammer rated this as 'album of the decade' which is always the kiss of death in my opinion.
Yes it continues the vein of highly impressive technical playing, but somehow is trying to be too clever, and Bladecatcher is a mess that might work as an art exhibit but is hardly enjoyable.
In conclusion, this is a good album but does not live up to the eulogising of the metal press.