After nearly four long years of waiting, the charismatic quintet from California is back with its third album called ”Autotheism”. Many bands in the past have claimed that the third album released is 90% the most critical in a music career, just remember albums like ”Master Of Puppets”, ”The Number Of The Beast’‘, ”Reign In Blood”, ‘‘Operation:Mindcrime” among others and you may fully agree. If you add the fact that the two previous masterpieces of the band ‘‘Akeldama” (2006) and ”Planetary Duality’‘ (2008) raised the expectations way too high, then it is inevitable to judge ”Autotheism” a little more harsh compared to other albums.

”Planetary Duality” was my first review for Metalpaths and I decided to start with it because I felt that people should discover about this great band. Despite that, I had stated that it was a little click lower in worth compared to the fantastic ”Akeldama”, which managed to destroy many ears and necks six years ago. This time The Faceless keep the basic elements of the first two albums but totally change direction, making their most progressive and (why not admit it?) mature album of their short career so far. Does this necessarily mean that it’s also the best? Not in this case unfortunately and I must explain the reasons why.

I had mentioned that alongside Obscura and Abysmal Dawn, the Californians were one of the three bands that could bring renewal to the whole death metal scene. Add the Cynic meets Meshuggah meets Cannibal Corpse feeling that was pouring from ”Planetary Duality” and it was more than certain that there would be much future success. This time The Faceless take the bet of their lives, releasing an album which is rather daring in all its form. Forget all the uncontrolled massacre that would torture ears and necks, this is evolution in the way the band wanted, not much caring about what the fans would think of ”Autotheism”.

The truth is that the guys are great players, they beat the shit out of the strings, skins, throats and whatever else you can imagine. On the other hand, compared to the other two bands I mentioned, they are making a longer step forward, which is also very dangerous. Without erasing the past, The Faceless clearly wanted to do an album that will be the bridge for their future releases, which judging by the current momentum, will become even more experimental and mellow (?!), unless they hide a very great surprise of course. I like listening to the album very much but that doesn’t mean it’s what I’ve been waiting since 2008.

You see, I still consider them a great band and I expected an album that would easily enter my top-20 list for 2012, in a very high place to be honest. I didn’t get such a joy from them and the album merely causes confusion and problems to me than headbanging and entertainment. The seven tracks they produce (plus the two interludes before the final track ”In Solitude”) will offer you 41 minutes of pure professional high-skill performance. If it’s your first encounter with them, you may adore them. If not, you may get a little disappointed that their brutality lessens as years pass by. In any other case, you can always check Obscura’s ”Omnivium” first, to see how they should have evolved.

Track List Line Up
01. Autotheist Movement I: Create
02. Autotheist Movement II: Emancipate
03. Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate
04. Accelerated Evolution
05. The Eidolon Reality
06. Ten Billion Years
07. Hail Science
08. Hymn Of Sanity
09. In Solitude
Michael Keene – Guitars, Vocals (Clean), Keyboards, Sequencing
Wes Hauch – Guitars
Geoffrey Ficco – Vocals
Evan Brewer – Bass
Lyle Cooper – Drums 8XBET KUBET 188BET kubet kubet88 kubet77 kubet11 kubet casino tải kubet kubet đăng nhập đăng nhập kubet kubet mobile kubet79 kubet86 kubet win kubet kim kubet888 đăng ký kubet dang nhap kubet link kubet kubet 11 thabet và kubet dang ky kubet kubet 77 kubet 88 game kubet trang chủ kubet link vào kubet kubet thien ha kubet ku casino kubet online kubet 86 kubet99 tại kubet kubet3 kubet789 kubet 69 kubet thiên hạ tải kubet ios kubet 868 kubet 89 kubet79 me kubet ac kubet 79 kubet official kubet365 kubet link kubet 24h kubet 777 kubet 18 kubet 711 kubet lừa đảo kubet bet thienhabet kubet kubet 365 kubet999 kubet88 đăng nhập casino kubet trang kubet kubet 888 kubet 111 tải kubet casino kubet7 download kubet kubet vip kubet tải kubet casino nét kubet bị bắt kubet dang nhap kubet tha tha kubet kubet download kubet apk tải game kubet link đăng nhập kubet nha cai kubet ku casino kubet kubet nét tải kubet vip kubet khuyến mãi vao kubet kubet88 casino kubet88 win tại kubet 88 hỗ trợ kubet kubet viêt kubet pro link đăng ký kubet kubet online nét đại lý kubet bị bắt kubet android chơi kubet link tải kubet kubet7777 vào kubet thien ha kubet kubet24 kubet 68 kubet dv vnkubet kubet cho iphone ku777 kubet