|Already the same year as their self titled debut album came out, 5ive produced a second album. It is common that original bands start out with a simple idea of their own direction. The next step is to make the music more complex and closer to what one think is ideal. In other words maturing, and 5ive matured in less than a year.|
One of the most noteworthy changes is the introduction of vocals. The vocals are clear, progressive sounding and remind me of Devin Townsend. They keep you focused on the music and widen the perspective of it.
The wall of sound has by no means been removed. The same old 10 foot thick wall of concrete sound is the trademark of 5ive, and by adding a few elements like good intros, the vocals and intense alterations, they open up for a much wider array of possibilities.
Musically 5ive has developed even more in common with Pelican than on their first album. Both bands clearly do have a distinct sound though, and seems to fill each other out nicely to cover this area of drone. But if you like Pelican, and Pavementsaw, then this is definitely something that can capture your interest.
I finish this review with a sore neck. The main problem with 5ive is the fact that it's really hard to avoid head-banging to it. Thus I better finish this before I get a whiplash.
1. Stockholm Blues
3. Shark Dreams
4. Synapse X 3-A. Sleep For The Larsen B Shelf
5. Synapse X 3-B. Telluric In Transudate
6. Synapse X 3-C. Comae
Duration : Approx. 69 minutes
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