Monday, April 25, 2011

Atrox





Mesmerised, 1997
Contentum, 2000
Terrestrials, 2002
Orgasm, 2003
Binocular, 2008
Norway did not only boost the white make-up industry, they also offer the world great fish and Atrox, one major headache in the nomenclature department. Hard to tag, but wunderbar to insert into the aural orifices. The first album Mesmerised is the less convincing: good atmospheric almost-doom as in early Paradise Lost and The Gathering, but a bit pale compared to the other four albums (except the last majestic song, great when riding and iceberg). Then some controlled madness enters the scene and you get 4 amazing albums of progressive, powerful, melodic and technical metal that ranges from Faith No More to Voïvod to Meshuggah (but with great vocals). Yes, with keyboards, sometimes you must accept the challenges of the universe. The last one Binocular is maybe my favorite, although the very excellent lady singer was replaced by a mikepattonesque guy who's actually really good too. Ah, or maybe my favorite is Contentum? Ach, oder Terrestrials ? How do you grade such musical mastery? Let's just say Contentum and Terrestrials are the most fucked up, Orgasm and Binocular the most steady and my sister wears glasses. Embark in a brainiac trip of mesmerizing binocular orgasm of extra-terrestrial contentum and ZER!
CD rip.

Atrox website
Atrox on MySpace

3 comments:

  1. No links here only for "Mezmerised".

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  2. Shit, thanks, too much chocolate... FIXED.

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