I’m not quite sure what it is, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this band likes the number seven just a little bit. I don’t know what it is. Just a feeling. Anyway, “The Follower” is what you would typically expect from a progressive metal album with each song having a different characteristic that shows an attitude of out-of-the-box thinking that was done during the writing for this album. An excellent example would be how in one track is starts out with a very famous and dramatic piece of classical music the name of which I don’t even know where to fucking look for its name, and then later on leading into metal after all the drama of the orchestra ceases for the band to continue with their own music. The vocals all throughout “The Follower” were very smooth which I didn’t expect so it brought a bit of a different sound than what you normally hear, but sometimes they became more intense but not very often. When they were intense, however, they were done pretty well to the point where I wish they occurred more often, but that’s just me. The guitars were also very akin to groove metal but the rhythm of them alongside the drums were without a doubt progressive with them delving into different sorts of rhythms that are just completely unique as you might expect from a progressive metal band. But overall, “The Follower” wasn’t an album that made me jump for joy or anything like that but it was definitely a nice listen to with me liking progressive metal, so that’s why I recommend any fan of progressive metal to check out this album because this just might be the album for you.
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