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Review: Bokor - Anomia1
Bokor
www.bokor.se
Anomia1

Label: Scarlet Records
Year released: 2007
Duration: 44:30
Tracks: 6
Genre: Progressive Metal

Rating: 2/5

Review online: August 21, 2007
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
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Anomia1

Rated 2.33/5 (46.67%) (3 Votes)
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Considering the scope of the project and the superbly grimy production from dark lord Peter in de Betou, the debut from progressive metal's latest hope is a rather onerous piece of technicality that does nothing but irritate me with each listen. By simplifying their song structures without circumventing the genre, Bokor manage to sound more like Tool and Mastodon instead of the shiny influences that gave me hope initially. Prog fans will find no Porcupine Tree, Opeth or By Night in here at all as the band are primarily focused on sounding as modern as possible, shifting obscurely from chilled out progressive rock to neck-snapping sledgehammer riffing and System of a Down like breakdowns.

As the album is pretty much dominated by the massive 14 minute epic "Migrating", "Anomia1" seems disorganized, lacking continuity. Through the strained clean and aggressive vocal charges we can see Bokor's flair for diversity, making great use of the time on offer, but as the guitar strings hang under the weight of mass de-tuning, most of the melody hiding beneath the surface is pushed further down, leaving the strongest track "Best Trip" to pick up the pieces as it were, and regain some commerciality. Aside from the problems I've already winged about, this whole album just sounds too invariable, with little to really get your teeth into, and ultimately, fades out into a cavalcade of nothingness, just as they intended, I'm sure.


Track Listing:
  1. Crawl – The Sermons and Dreams of John Duncan Thunstall
  2. Best Trip
  3. The Island of St:Menee (Beach of the Living Dead)
  4. Convert Into
  5. Migrating
  6. Avert Your Eyes
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