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Band
Exist
Title
So True, So Bound
Type
LP/EP
Company
Prosthetic
YOR
2017
Style
Death
6/28/2017 - Review by: David Loveless
Excellent Progressive Death Metal with lots of creative hooks and riffs!
Exist's debut album with Prosthetic Records (3rd overall), will be your "go to" progressive metal album of 2017 and hopefully many years to follow. Equal parts technical, brutal, and progressive, 'So True, So Bound' packs quite the punch and is truly an amazing body of work. With vocals ranging from smooth and crooning to death screams, and highly diverse music to compliment them, Exist pulls no punches to get their point across. The production quality is excellent, giving full life to these eight songs, providing you with an hour worth of mind-melting ear candy. Fans of Cynic and later-era Death need to hear this right away! Superb album!!
Recommended for fans of: Cynic, Death, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Contortionist
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
5
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
5
PRODUCTION
5
ARTWORK
4
LYRICS
4


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    5 :AVE RATING

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TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
So True, So Bound
2017
Prosthetic
David Loveless6/28/2017
5

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