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Razor Wire Shrine - The Power Of Negative Thinking

Razor Wire Shrine - The Power Of Negative Thinking

Label : | Archive under fusion / jazz

Release type: Full-length CD

Bart D. : Well, this one is obviously for the fans only. Two brothers who must have been jamming together for a lifetime now present us a second record after having toured with among others After Forever and Unexpect. With After Forever this has nothing in common, with Unexpect just the craving to build very crowded compositions. The brothers mainly play guitar/bass and drums, and that's also the way they perform live, backed up by a tape. On record they have gotten another guitarist to perform the solos.

What you get is a disc full of instrumental craziness that goes from modern death metal mayhem to jumpy and itchy jazz. Some (or should I say all) things are really well-composed (the song 'Klusterphunk' being my favourite for now), but my oh my what a gigantic load of nerve wrecking material is there to be found on this disc! A lot of it is really too endless to listen through. The strange production doesn't really help: the guitar sounds quite abnormal and isn't energizing in the metal parts at all. This record really is for those that get a warm feeling from music going to extremes without keeping constant notice of the interplay between beauty and music (but this is of course only a modest opinion). Whatever may be the case, I bow in honour for these brothers who really demand the most of their musicality.

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