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So True, So Bound
Reviewer: David Loveless
Excellent Progressive Death Metal with lots of creative hooks and riffs!
Exist's debut album with Prosthetic Records (3rd overall), will be your "go to" progressive metal album of 2017 and hopefully many years to follow. Equal parts technical, brutal, and progressive, 'So True, So Bound' packs quite the punch and is truly an amazing body of work. With vocals ranging from smooth and crooning to death screams, and highly diverse music to compliment them, Exist pulls no punches to get their point across. The production quality is excellent, giving full life to these eight songs, providing you with an hour worth of mind-melting ear candy. Fans of Cynic and later-era Death need to hear this right away! Superb album!!
RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF:
Cynic, Death, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Contortionist
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods
that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a
clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about
dropping some bones on these.
Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some
filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a
half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands
are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
There is much better metal out there.
Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.
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