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11th June 2008
Zoom Code review, Live 4 Metal

Zoom Code
CD, My Kingdom Music, 2008

I think My Kingdom Music have really upped their game recently and have made some very good signings, the best being Portuguese Progressive Death metallers, Thanatoschizo. With three previous albums under their belts, the one you are most likely to know being InsomniousNightLift, which was released in the UK on the now defunct Rage of Achilles label, Thanatoschizo are obviously a seasoned band. Opening number Thick N Blurry lives up to its name and immediately draws you in, as does the Mediterranean/Middle Eastern flavoured intro of L. And hearing this song makes it quite clear why they supported the mighty Orphaned Land when they played in Portugal last year. The other point of reference this song gives us, is of Amorphis circa 1996's Elegy and 2001's Am Universum, with a very similar Progressive vibe going down here, with Patricia Rodrigues' beautiful voice being the only real difference between the bands. This song alone is enough to make you rush out buy this album, it really is that good. And don't think that this album is a one trick pony as the high quality songs just keep on coming, right to the very end. Or to be more precise, the next to last song, as the listless Awareness is a strange, and disappointing, way to end a very strong album.
So if you're a fan of the Progressive deathly groove created by Amorphis and the more ethnic dalliances of Orphaned Land, and enjoy duelling male and female vocals, then you are going to love this album.
5 CDs + 1 EP + T-shirt
€50.00 / $65.00