|Review: Canvas Solaris - Cortical Tectonics|
Label: Sensory Records
Year released: 2007
Genre: Progressive Metal
Review online: July 3, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 2.75/5 (55%) (8 Votes)
Either you agree with me that playing complex music simply for the sake of showing off is stupid, or you don't. If you don't you are probably the audience this thing is aimed at. Anybody who wants some real metal with some actual heaviness, aggression, mood, atmosphere, or even a real tune in it will have to look somewhere else. This band has no vocalist, and no vocals, this is just an album of instrumental wanking. You remember the breakdown part in the middle of every Dream Theater song, with the diddly-diddly guitars and the drum fills and all that rot? Well this is an entire album of that. I suppose it's intellectually interesting, but from my perspective only as torture. These guys are obviously talented, and if they could stay on their ADD meds they might make some decent music, as there are some nice melodies tucked away here and there in this disc. But jacking off is jacking off, no matter how well you do it. I found this album all but unlistenable.
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