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Over Your Threshold: Facticity

Facticity is a very promising debut from German progressive death metal act Over Your Threshold. Finding themselves on Metal Blade Records is indeed a very good place to be, and it doesn't hurt that the CD is a very enjoyable blend of complexity and brutality in the grand tradition of bands like Obscura, Necrophagist, Gorguts, Pestilence, Atheist, and Death. The great thing about this band, which will please fans of the groups I just mentioned, is that not only can they dazzle you with musical brilliance, but the songs are memorable as all hell. A tune like "Obscure Mind Stasis" contains some sick guitar exchanges, acrobatic drum work, and pummeling riffs, but it's all quite melodic and catchy. The death growls are solid, reminding somewhat of vintage Chuck Schuldiner, and fit these brutal yet progressive songs just fine. The lead work is mindblowing at times, with a proggy & jazzy flair that rivals what you hear from Spawn of Possession or Obscura, and ultimately gives these songs that melodic touch. Just listen to "Self Exhibition" for the perfect blend of death metal fury and prog/fusion sophistication.

Over Your Threshold are definitely a band to check out now and keep a very close eye on for the forseeable future. If you like technical, progressive death metal, put them on your immediate radar.

Track Listing
1. Cortical Blindness (3:08)
2. Contextual Fluctuating (4:09)
3. Obscure Mind Stasis (6:07)
4. Self Exhibition (5:57)
5. Desolation Row (5:52)
6. Antic (4:14)
7. Abdicated (5:01)
8. Body Part Illusion (4:34)
9. Facticity (4:49)

Added: October 16th 2012
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
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Language: english

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