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Illogicist: Subjected

Fans of 80's thrash/speed/black/death metal will revel in the sounds the permeate through the upcoming release Subjected from Italian metal band Illogicist. Featuring plenty of intricate guitar work and dual harmonies that even might pull in the prog-metal crowd, Illogicist lay down powerful songs like "Knowledge Curse" and "Dissonant Perspective" that are chock full of heavy riffs and catchy melodies. Blazing double bass drums meet complex riff-o-rama on the angular title track, a tune that also is highlighted by Luca Minieri's screeching rasps, which may not be for every listener, but seem to fit the music here. The band even throws in a short but tricky instrumental titled "Introspection" that shows just how good these players really are.

If there's one drawback here, it's that all the songs are basically the same tempo, and the CD could have used a little variety, perhaps a slower piece or two just to shake things up. At the end of the ninth cut you are literally pummelled. The vocals do take some getting used to as well, so be warned if you are not a fan of this type of metal singing. Otherwise there are some excellent musical passages throughout this CD, and some surprising melodies that make this a worthwhile release to investigate. Available July 13th through Crash Music.

Track Listing
1) Into Your Mind (0:25)
2) The High Price of Confidence (4:16)
3) Knowledge Curse (5:24)
4) Every Straight Lie (4:38)
5) Dissonant Perspective (5:22)
6) Subjected (4:46)
7) Introspection (2:05)
8) The Soul Feeder (6:59)
9) The Last Show (4:53)
Total Time (38:54)

Added: June 3rd 2004
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
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