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Release date: 2000
Style: Progressive metal


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Labels: Relapse Records (World outside Australia) ; Chatterbox records (Australia).

Produced & engineered by DW Norton Backbeach Studios VIC January 2000.

Guest review by
Sonic MrSumo

Organasm is the 4th full length album release from Australia's most talented metal outfit, Alchemist, and is somewhat of a juxtaposition of progressive metal, in that the tracks are relatively short for a progressive style whilst still being progressive.

Confused? Let me explain. Alchemist has managed to achieve on this record what few other bands can, a near perfect mix of complexity and accessibility. The 50 minute journey into audio progressive bliss is laden with crunching guitar riffs, heavy drums, guttural vocals and what can only be described as the best scream in metal. Yet, somehow avoiding the clichés of the tried and true formula of heavy-soft-heavy, interwoven into the heavy mix are beautiful melodies, ethereal guitar leads and keyboards, expansive breakdowns and thought-provoking lyrics.

published 10.03.2012 | Comments (2)

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Sonic MrSumo - 06.03.2012 at 06:47  
Rating: 10 This album is ridiculously good...the last of their masterpieces!
Góral - 11.04.2013 at 15:41  
Rating: 9 If I had to compare this album to yacht, it would be something like "Tes 32 Dreamer".
Darkside Momo - 11.04.2013 at 16:20  
Rating: 8
Written by Sonic MrSumo on 06.03.2012 at 06:47

This album is ridiculously good...the last of their masterpieces!

don't agree while awesome, I still find Austral Alien a bit better... But to each his own
Góral - 24.07.2013 at 13:39  
Rating: 9
Written by Darkside Momo on 11.04.2013 at 16:20

I still find Austral Alien a bit better...

Personally, I agree with Sonic MrSumo. (A little, but noticeable) drop in quality after Organasm.

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