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2013 album from the Canadian Technical Death Metal band. Few extreme bands have the pedigree of Gorguts. From their early days as part of Death Metal's first wave through their transformation into one of the most progressive and influential bands in Extreme Metal, Gorguts has been impervious to trends, and a vehicle to expand and redefine the language of Metal. After a hiatus following 2001's From Wisdom to Hate, Gorguts reformed in 2008. The band returned to the live circuit for the first time in over 10 years as main support for the legendary Death To All tour in 2012, and followed it up with a handful of European festival dates, including MetalCamp, Brutal Assault Festival, Rock Im Betwonwerk, Metal Mean Festival, and more.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 3, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: September 3, 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Season of Mist
  • Run Time: 63 minutes
  • ASIN: B00DPMFLRW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,289 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Brian Nallick TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 21, 2013
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The return of the mighty Gorguts.
I have read nothing but glowing reviews from every major critic out there.
I agree with them on every point but one aspect I really have to point out is the daunting task of trying to review this album song by song. I'm not even going to try as the review would be the length of a novel.
Instead I decided to break this review into two sections.
One for newcomers and a second for the vets.
No spoilers for either.

For folks who have heard all the hype and are curious and without going into a lengthy explanation of the bands history here it is in a nutshell.
Imagine death metal quite like you've never heard it before.
Throw all the monster technical riffs of older Morbid Angel into a pot, mix in an even more rage filled roar reminiscent of the late Chuck Schuldiner from Death.
Toss in a ton of jazz, classical, Middle Eastern, odd time signatures and you'll be scraping the surface of "Colored Sands".
For new fans and old a new Gorguts album is a daunting but rewarding experience.
If you enjoy music that is challenging then this album is nothing short of a feast.

For all of us old timers from the "Considered Dead" days this is an old friend thankfully come back.
Their first album in 12 years and it does not disappoint.
It is not a return to the sound of the early days nor is it the chaotic brilliance of "Obscura".
This is Gorguts doing what they do best.
Opening doors and pushing the realm of extreme metal into amazing new places.
The production is huge, clear and punishing.
Every instrument is utilized in amazing ways.
As difficult as "Obscura" is to describe, "Colored Sands" is equally difficult.
You will be challenged.
You will be floored.
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Fabulous album from Canadian death metal juggernauts Gorguts, lurching into your nightmares again after a decade. Every death metal fan either loves Obscura, or acknowledges it as one of the most challenging, fresh albums in death metal history. Unrestrained chaos, that album baffled and destroyed everything in its path.

Note, this is not that album. This is much better.

The theme this time is Tibetan history and mythology. And the sound, while equally oppressive, is more dark, dripping with twisting riffs from Hufnagel, obscene drumming from Longstreth, ridiculous basslines a-la Colin Marston, and howls from Luc Lemay, grandmaster, driving creative force, and leader of the band.

It is almost as challenging as Obscura, but for different reasons. This time, the sound is more restrained; where Obscura would have dripped into an unholy riff simply to scare the pants off you, this drops atmospheric passages, and the overall experience is more dense as a result. Colored Sands comes at you like a wall of...well, sand, and leaves you windblown.

The only problem I have with this album is it feels like it runs slightly long, but that's not because any of the songs is unnecessary.

One of the best albums of this year; pick it up RIGHT NOW.
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12 years is a long time to wait for an album, but unlike many bands reforming to rekindle their former glory, Gorguts does not disappoint. With longer songs, and a more progressive edge, the album does not lose any of the urgency of old Gorguts, and actually feels more composed. At this point, the record doesn't have the groundbreaking quality of Obscura, but that does not take away from the impact and innovation that did go into the music here, lurching through doom riffs one second, organically morphing into blindingly fast sections.

The addition of 2/3 of Dysrhythmia has added a freshness to Luc Lemay's sound. The departure of Steve Cloutier had me worried, since he has such a unique approach to playing bass, but Colin Marston easily makes up for it. It helps that both Marston and Hufnagel have been fans since the beginning of Gorguts, but they really do understand what the nature of the music is like.

This album is going to take years to get old, if it even does.
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I'm not going to lie, I had not heard of this band until the release of this album. It'd be nice to say I've been following them since their hayday with Obscura and have been biting my nails for a decade awaiting their next release and now that it's come I just don't know how to process emotion or eat or sleep or do basic math because I can't stop listening to or thinking about what an incredible album this is because it's reshaping the way I perceive reality Matrix-style. But none of that is true. Internet sigh.

However I can say that this is a very, very immaculately conceived album. First off, it's really heavy, and I don't mean that it's really fast or intense or loud. I mean, it's definitely all of those things. But none of those words really convey the weight that this record carries, and the weight that it forces you to carry as a listener. Within the first ten seconds of the needle drop you are greeted with a colossal stomp of an intro that extols itself onto you like a quickfire death-hammer-gavel-thing forged by unfathomable deities who's names defy syllabic pronunciation. Gorguts are hear to punish. They are louder, faster, heavier, more complex and imaginative than you could possibly comprehend and they take full advantage of it. Which means that the mastery of this album reveals itself only after multiple listens.

Once you become acquainted with the realm that Colored Sands is inhabiting you come to the startling realization that a core focus of this album is melody. That's right. I know. It's weird for me too. I imagine the headlines "Technical Death Metal Sorcerers 'Gorguts' Make Melody Soup For Tortured Souls". But it's ultimately true, it is the melodies that really make this album stick with you. When I say melody I'm not talking about the Beach Boys.
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