Alchemist - Austral Alien

8.3 | 54 votes |
Release date: 2003
Style: Progressive metal


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01. First Contact
02. Great Southern Wasteland
03. Solarburn
04. Alpha Cappella Nova Vega
05. Older Than The Ancients
06. Backward Journey
07. Nature On A Leash
08. Grief Barrier
09. Epsilon
10. Speed Of Life
11. Letter To The Future

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

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

Staff review by
My, oh my - take a look at what this Alchemist has conjured. Indeed, it seems like the Australian band can live up to its name as they are capable of mixing various somewhat ordinary elements into a work of pure gold. These basic elements include a Killing Joke sense of rhythm, a Neurosis and Isis influenced sense of atmosphere, a few cues from Fear Factory's use of keyboards, Prong's penchant for groovy and powerful riffs and a death metal sense of energy and aggression. Alchemist however cannot be called merely an imitation of these aforementioned bands and styles. Whereas a careful listener will hear their echoes, the band still has their own, incredibly original and unusual sound.

published 14.03.2004 | Comments (7)

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27.09.2018 - 17:42
Rating: 8
Great album overall. 'Alpha Cappella Nova Vega' is a masterpiece

P.S. 'Speed of Life' is amazing as well
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