TERAMAZE returns with their 4th full length album after completely grabbing the attention of the underground Thrash and Prog-Power Metal fans with their 2012 release “AnhedoniA.” Teramaze blends amazingly tight and speedy syncopated guitar/drum riffs and rhythms, with melodic hard vocals, for a very unique brand of metal. Creating a Testament & Tool meets Pantera & The Police in a dark sci-fi video game vibe. Teramaze burst out of Australia in 2012 and received well-deserved critical acclaim worldwide with their release “AnhedoniA”.
Their music conjures such adjectives as, "Innovative", "Progressive" and "Groove-laden" but most notably, "Engaging". Keeping the fundamental elements of metal alive, Teramaze pushes metal into un-chartered territory with guitar work that is incendiary with powerfully aggressive vocals that drive the song.
“Esoteric Symbolism screams at the men behind the curtain, shining a spotlight on the establishment in an attempt to share their secrets.”
For fans of Pantera, Tool, Metallica, Devin Townsend & Soilwork…(Think Dream Theater on steroids without the extended wankery)
Produced/Mixed by Dean Wells and mastered by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Stuck Mojo).
SEA OF TRANQUILITY - 5/5 RATING "These guys KILL!! Esoteric Symbolism just seems to get better and better with each additional listen"
METAL TEMPLE - 10/10 RATING "The band's skilled vocalist evoke vibes that are bursting full of raw emotion and power...Sincerely, I cannot criticize it.... MASTERPIECE!"
METAL ARCHIVES - 9/10 RATING "Refreshing, powerful, and extremely melodic "
PAINKILLER METAL SHOW-Belgium - 6/6 RATING "An Absolute Masterpiece"
WELOVEMETAL.COM - 9/10 RATING "This album is in the upper echelons of 2014 so far."
METAL ONLY - 9/10 RATING "Fantastic masterpiece! Not only for Prog-Fans!"
BLACK WIND METAL - 4.25/5 RATING "Teramaze is in a great place. Its right in the middle of, yes, the Australian progressive metal renaissance"
METAL RULES - 4/5 RATING "I think it will worth my while to go discover the first trio of albums"
DANGERDOG MUSIC - 4/5 RATING "Even with it's overwhelming riff density, Esoteric Symbolism is definitely a step forward for Teramaze."
DEAD RHETORIC - 8.5/10 RATING "complex, ear-catchingly melodic and bursting with great guitar work and metallic heft"
METAL OBSERVER - 8/10 RATING "...here’s melodic metal with a dark and brooding atmosphere that doesn’t sound halfhearted or synthesized."
METAL TUBE- 79/100 RATING "I can certainly respect an artist who can reinvent themselves in such a way"
PROGSPHERE - NO RATING "Highly recommended"
METAL OBSESSION - NO RATING "For fans of Metallica, Dream Theater, Alice in Chains"
MADE IN METAL - NO RATING "Let us be clear that TERAMAZE is a band that is leagues above the majority. The best kept secret of Australia!"
FLIGHT OF PEGASUS (Greece) - NO RATING "Their new compositions sound progressive, modern and metal, having many nice moments that are compounded by the very expressive vocals."
Wow! After "Anhedonia", (wich it's one of the best records i've ever heard!), i thought "it will get really really hard for the next album".
But after the first listen i must say that this record is blowin your mind! Really powerfull and great sounding album mixed with some very deep melodic parts! I'm sure that this record will be playing for many many times on my phones in the future! You're really underrated the people out there should listen more music like this, "real" music! best regards from Germany! and much success! (Posted on 4/16/14)
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