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Portal - Debut Another New Track


2018 will start with a bang for Portal fans as their new album is set to drop this January 26th. As of now, you can listen to another new track called "Phathom" from their upcoming new album, ION. The previous song released by the experimental death metallers was "Phreqs". Just hit play on the Bandcamp player below and enjoy the heaviness.





Artwork by Zbigniew M. Bielak


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Portal
Posted: 05.01.2018 by BloodTears


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05.01.2018 - 12:58
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Much like Phreqs, this song suffers a lot from flimsy production. My hopes really aren't too high for this release anymore, which is a shame because everything else they've ever done I've loved.
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05.01.2018 - 13:13
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Alex F on 05.01.2018 at 12:58

Much like Phreqs, this song suffers a lot from flimsy production. My hopes really aren't too high for this release anymore, which is a shame because everything else they've ever done I've loved.

Yeah, shit, almost sounds like a different band at points and the intricacies of the guitar riffs combined with the fact that they're not cloaked in that hazy, smothering, (theoretically) trademark Portal sound makes it sound more like some sort of modern tech death, and not in a good way.

I dunno, might sound like idealism, but I really wish the rest of the album doesn't follow suit with that kind of guitar tone, because I do enjoy the increased vocal audibility around The Curator, it'd just be better if backed by that signature production. Ironically, the teaser they shared is actually sounding closer to "the old Portal" than either of the two tracks, so.... am I stupid to hope?
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05.01.2018 - 13:33
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Apothecary on 05.01.2018 at 13:13

Yeah, shit, almost sounds like a different band at points and the intricacies of the guitar riffs combined with the fact that they're not cloaked in that hazy, smothering, (theoretically) trademark Portal sound makes it sound more like some sort of modern tech death, and not in a good way.

I dunno, might sound like idealism, but I really wish the rest of the album doesn't follow suit with that kind of guitar tone, because I do enjoy the increased vocal audibility around The Curator, it'd just be better if backed by that signature production. Ironically, the teaser they shared is actually sounding closer to "the old Portal" than either of the two tracks, so.... am I stupid to hope?

I'd say, given just how similar the two full songs they've released are in stylistic approach, that the odds of the rest of the album being any different are quite low. I'm also really not a fan of the vocals being so high in the mix.
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06.01.2018 - 19:59
mz

The impetious rituals from last year was great. I wish they had came up with something like that.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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