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Turbulence: Frontal

Six long years after their impressive debut record Disequilibrium, Lebanese Progressive Metallers Turbulence restructure another complex storm of a disjointed riff infused fanfare; escorting the combining diverse elements of mood, change and time all together in one whole constructed pathway.

Containing five masterfully talented members, this elite has no time to wait around to get things started, therefore they implode a fresh and bombastic wave of Prog Rock and Metal that ambitiously soars through our pulsating veins smothered with some unexpected twists and turns in the dynamic foreground; evidently expressed on the spiraling complexity of 'Ignite' and the emotionally set out opener 'Inside the Gage'.

Moreover, you will hardly find a short track lodged into the atmospheric zones of this sophomore record, most of the numbers are on the longer side and they really are extensive pieces of work to say the least.

The widespread durational tales of the Illustrious formulaic transportations laid out on Frontal, elegantly shine through in the Progressively formatted shapes of the brilliantly epic episode 'Crowbar Case' and the diversified drive of the moody closer 'Perpetuity'; keeping up the consistently complex cases on this album that leads to distribute a possible "get something new each time you listen" feel - as this offering solidly pledges on.

Of course, it is a good thing to have an edge of complexity on a Progressive record as a whole, however I feel on 'Frontal' it gets too much and it is overdone for it to get pushed too far in the distance, leaving those to possibly lose focus and interest in the distributed music.

For example, the diversified epic 'A Place I Go to Hide' contains lots of hidden fragments like a carousel sounding section to a choppy middle transmission that can be quite difficult to pull apart for the bulk but that is a good thing as a whole in reality but this can considerably be argued that it may make the mind wander to a certain degree at the best of times.

Overall, a solid effort from the Lebanon formed Turbulence and a very strong second album from the quintet as a whole but maybe next time in the grasp of the unforeseen Progressive madness, the guys may need to take a step back and tone it down a little to significantly appeal to audiences a touch more that will essentially achieve a better outcome overall and even a snappier response. I do love Progressive Metal but this one did make me lose attention at the best of times and lead me to lose interest quite quickly in places.

Track List:
1. Inside the Gage
2. Madness Unforeseen
3. Dreamless
4. Ignite
5. A Place I Go to Hide
6. Crowbar Case
7. Faceless Man
8. Perpetuity

Added: April 15th 2021
Reviewer: James Mannion
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
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Language: english

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