An Unexpected Reality

Gatecreeper - An Unexpected Reality
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2021 Ratings: #13
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I probably should have seen that this was death metal before I went in
It's brutal! It's merciless! It's a solid death metal release with heavy production and thick guitar tones... there's no joke, this actually gets a recommendation from me. An Unexpected Reality is a mini album of sorts from Gatecreeper, being a series of very short tracks under 2 minutes each, and having a monstrous 11 minute closer. It reminds me of Meshuggah's Catch Thirtythree in that way, where it is a string of brief tracks all connecting together into one giant track. Speaking of which, ... read more

Six very short tracks take you by the arm and lead you to the final MONSTROUS track. In this way, the album cover is a a great depiction of the path you'll take when listening to this album.

Favourite tracks: Imposter Syndrome, Emptiness
I enjoyed this album. No doubt about it. But I just will not return to this. Seven 1 minute death metal songs don’t sound all too appealing outside the record’s context, and the 11 minute closer doesn’t really make up for it in my opinion, despite it being a great track.
Overall, good album, but lacking significant replay value.
Ooga booga death metal band releases the most exciting doom track I've heard in a good while. More at six!

Top Track: Emptiness
Rating: 7/10 - Really Good!
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Track List

  1. Starved
  2. Sick of Being Sober
  3. Rusted Gold
  4. Imposter Syndrome
  5. Amputation
  6. Depraved Not Deprived
  7. Superspreader
  8. Emptiness
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Added on: January 13, 2021