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Painted In Exile
Bizarre progressive metal core that is just confounding
I am not familiar with Painted in Exile but after listening to "The Ordeal", I have no idea what to make of them. The album is a bizarre mix of metalcore and prog. Clean, flowing musical pieces are melded with growls, screams and technical guitar work. I just...I just don't know what to think of it. There are moments where I dig the sound and others where my brain is screaming at me to cut it off. Listen for yourself and you be the judge. Just be prepared for a whole lot of weird.
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2.5 :AVE RATING
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RATING The Ordeal 2016 Independent Greg Watson 11/3/2016 2.5
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