Apparitions Of Null - Kaleidescopes

Apparitions Of Null are a new five piece progressive death metal band from Australia. Australia doesn't get as much credit as it should for the amount of innovative music  in every genre that it produces by the way!

This debut EP is a single track that's 25 minutes long which is in three parts. (see what I mean? Don't worry) "Kaleidoscopes" is a journey. It starts mellow and spacey and builds up to a death metal shredding with death growls and the like. We then get lowered into the depths with mellow parts, widdly jazzy parts, it's all here. It's a wide spectrum the band cover in just under half an hour, most bands don't cover this much ground and show such technical ability over ten albums. This really is the bands greatest strength but equally their greatest weakness. The thing with taking any genre of music and putting progressive in front of it is that what one person loves about it is exactlky what someone else will hate about it. So yes it technical, it is clean vocals one minute and growls the next so if you just want to bang your head you'll be better off getting a Benediction album out and sticking with what you know. (not that there's anything wrong with that.)

It's going to take a few listens to sink in, it does have to be listened to in full but the turning point is that sticking with it does have it's rewards. If this is what the band are doing on their first EP God only knows what their fifth album will bring!

Not for everyone but no extreme music is, if Cynic, Opeth, Devin Townsend or Obscura float your boat then this will be right up your street!

1. Kaleidescopes

Self released
Reviewer: twansibon
Feb 14, 2015

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