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Album: Xerath – I

June 5th, 2009

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Xerath
I
Candlelight Records
25 May 2009

by Tom Gibbons

With a tip of the hat and nod of the head in the direction of Meshuggah and Strapping Young Lad, Xerath’s I marks their latest step into the big bad world of extreme experimental metal. A cauldron of cleverly crafted orchestral tech-metal, the Basingstoke quartet’s debut is the end-product of two years of attempts at fusing film-score epicness with syncopated guitar rhythms. It’s a blueprint that rightfully saw that band win Terrorizer’s Fear Candy Unsigned crown last year.

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