Scale The Summit - The Collective


7.9 | 62 votes |
Release date: 1 March 2011
Style: Progressive metal, Instrumental

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01. Colossal
02. Whales
03. Emersion
04. The Levitated
05. Secret Earth
06. Gallows
07. Origin Of Species
08. Alpenglow
09. Black Hills
10. Balkan
11. Drifting Figures

Line-up
Chris Letchford - guitars
Travis Levrier - guitars
Pat Skeffington - drums
Jordan Eberhardt - bass

Staff review by
Ag Fox
Rating:
7.8
Instrumental Progressive Metal is one of the sub-sub-genres that's restricted to a small niche only, largely because for most bands they place a lot of emphasis on musicianship while the song writing is seldom ground breaking. Most of the time, it just sounds like some lengthy jam session with plenty of technicality and that's about it. Obviously, there's no vocals which makes the music lacking in the timbre department. Scale The Summit also play instrumental prog, but their latest album The Collective certainly differentiates them from the average instrumental wankery bands.

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published 22.04.2011 | Comments (15)

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01.03.2011 - 18:14
Rating: 6
The Voyager
The Table
Same old, same old.
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12.04.2011 - 00:17
Rating: 8
The Benighted
Written by The Voyager on 01.03.2011 at 18:14

Same old, same old.

I disagree. This album has a different style than the ones before it. Its much more somber in tone, I'd say, while the others have been pretty upbeat.
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12.04.2011 - 01:22
Rating: 7
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
This album is different from CDC, seems more interesting (and metal-leaning) with some good ideas and less repetition. I like it better actually, more worthwhile after a few listens.
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12.04.2011 - 01:42
Rating: 6
The Voyager
The Table
Written by The Benighted on 12.04.2011 at 00:17

Written by The Voyager on 01.03.2011 at 18:14

Same old, same old.

I disagree. This album has a different style than the ones before it. Its much more somber in tone, I'd say, while the others have been pretty upbeat.

Yeah, that was after my first listen. I do admit that it was a hasty thing to say, as there are different elements at play here, and it's a little more somber like you said. Still doesn't change my rating though. Was not that impressed with this one.
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13.04.2011 - 01:35
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Heard about these doods,,,gotta check this out
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15.04.2011 - 04:03
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by tea[m]ster on 13.04.2011 at 01:35

Heard about these doods,,,gotta check this out
go for it. I might review it soon XD
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25.04.2011 - 01:07
Rating: 6
DoomGuild
Written by Introspekrieg on 12.04.2011 at 01:22

This album is different from CDC, seems more interesting (and metal-leaning) with some good ideas and less repetition. I like it better actually, more worthwhile after a few listens.

It's still a very repetitive album. After a couple listens it had to be shut off.
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22.11.2011 - 17:24
Rating: 6
munson
Written by DoomGuild on 25.04.2011 at 01:07

Written by Introspekrieg on 12.04.2011 at 01:22

This album is different from CDC, seems more interesting (and metal-leaning) with some good ideas and less repetition. I like it better actually, more worthwhile after a few listens.

It's still a very repetitive album. After a couple listens it had to be shut off.


Yeah, I enjoyed it the first few times, but it doesn't really have any lasting replay value for me.
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24.12.2012 - 17:08
Rating: 9
Wraith000
My First Instrumental Progressive album loved it !!!
Balkan is just simply amazing \m/
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