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This album's got a long-list of positives. First of all, it's a concept album. Everything from the lyrics to the overall atmosphere of the almost flows together. The main concept being, in my opinion, comparing today's socital ills to the global decimation of alien beings. Every line in every song is well thought out. Second, the guitar work is incredible. Everything from slow crushing riffs (beginning of sons of belial, end of planetary duality II: prophecie's fruition) to really progg-y/groovy riffs (xenochrist, the ancient covenant). Also, there are solos in every song, and none let up in their amazing-ness. The drumming is stupendous and is so is the bass. In summation, the instrumentation is this album is flawless. The production is crystal clear, and the vocals are sicker than i've ever heard.
The only real complaint i have about this album is that the drums are too loud and over shadow the guitar from time to time.
I'd recommend this to all death metal fans really, in my opinion the best release of 08 and 09 up to May 09.
Planetary Duality II: Prophecies Fruition
Planetary Duality I: Hideous Revelation
Legions Of The Serpant
Coldly Calculated Design
Sons Of Belial
I recommend this to fans of metal. I highly recommend it to fans of extreme metal or any of the groups I may have listed above.
"Prison Born" begins with about eight seconds of ominous feedback before ruthlessly slamming into a bludgeoning death metal/grind onslaught with technical guitar work and calamitous blasts flying every which way. The opener tosses in a nicely harmonic guitar solo, and a few slower, bobbing breakdowns; but for the most part, this is still a totally devastating aural train wreck of a song. The vocals, meanwhile, are very Cryptopsy-esque, as they range from mid-ranged yells, high-pitched screams, deathly growls, and even vocals that verge on near pig-squeal territory at times. "The Ancient Covenant" opens with a terrifically fast and dexterous bass intro before exploring some infectious guitar work (including awesome harmonic leads and a clean, Marty Friedman-esque solo). And it is all anchored by more impeccable, driving drums.
"Shape Shifters" really fleshes out The Faceless' progressive influence, as it is a brief little interlude track comprised of one dreamy, melodic string arrangement.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must have album if your into prog metal. Gets a tad bit old after awhile. Almost a little repetitive, but still worth a listen.Published 20 months ago by Jonathan Harrison
Love great vocals and super technical drumming that will blow your mind? This is the album for you. In my top 5 favorite albums of all time. Not much has come close to it.Published 24 months ago by Boona
The Faceless are one of those modern technical death metal bands that have really caught my attention ever since I first listened to their 2006 debut album "Akeldama" five years... Read morePublished on January 1, 2014 by Jeremy Brackeen
When I started listening to this album I couldn't stop. It's got everything you need from a metal album. Buy it!Published on July 15, 2013 by Ol' Sweetpea
Also very very good. Maybe not as great as akeldama but still it's the faceless and its superb. Have a good day it wants me to write more words okPublished on May 17, 2013 by IndyColtsFanJen
With this album, The Faceless did something phenomenal. I have always been captivated by the ideas of metaphysics and aliens. Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by Timothy Mueller
If I had to have a soundtrack for my life, this would be it. Possibly the greatest technical death metal album ever made. Pure genius.Published on March 24, 2013 by Tuvshin_9595