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Contrarian - Sage Of Shekhinah

7.2 | 21 votes |
Release date: 17 March 2023
Style: Progressive death metal


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01. Sage Of Shekhinah
02. In Gehenna
03. Ibn Al Rawandi
04. The Guide For The Perplexed
05. Zabur Of Satfiyah Al Shamal
06. Apollonius Of Tyana
07. A Madman From Island Patmos

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17.03.2023 - 22:54
Rating: 8

Sage Of Shekhinah is full of very odd time signatures & fast changing song dynamics which is definitely a nightmare for listeners with ADHD. It takes atleast a few listens to comprehend and appreciate this fine piece of art. It is an unique focus consuming album made by incredibly talented musicians which is sadly too technical & complex for an average joe listening to metal. It is a hard but also a rewarding and quintessential listen by an underappreciated band ahead of it`s time. My verdict is 8.5 out of 10 just because it`s too chaotic & breeds confused state of mind especially for a rookie prog-tech death metal afficionados. Luckily it is only 34 minute long listen which is a relief. Otherwise it is a perfect album imo! Hope they get the attention they deserve although i doubt it -_-
20.03.2023 - 18:45
Rating: 8

Same as with other Contrarian albums, also here i feel a strong Death vibe, especially a sound of perseverance one... maybe albums are not memorable, but still i keep coming back to them for the vibe, for the aura, for the music... so maybe they are memorable after all
23.03.2023 - 16:20
Rating: 7

It still amazes me how the last Shadow of Intent did absolutely nothing to me, but here I'm in absolut love with Bryce's drumming. He's so much better in that style imho. Liking this album just as much as the previous.
23.03.2023 - 19:40
Rating: 7
A Nice Guy
A cool album with some real technical wizardry going on. Lot's of fine guitar work with complex rhythms and impressive shredding, and some wicked drumming skills, pretty insane bass work, and it has an unusual jazzy structure at times, a wee bit mind bobbling at times but it's pretty impressive. It's like a mix of Atheist and Death's SOP.

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