3rd review off “The Culmination”

Mark here. Here is the 3rd review off “The Culmination.”  It’s an okay review, but hey, of course not everyone is going to really enjoy it.  That’s the music biz for you.  Anyway, here’s the link: http://www.manticornio.com/rock-progresivo/S/SUBJECT-TO-THOUGHTS/culmination-the.php  Since the original review is in Spanish, I used Google translator to translate then I fixed it because it was still choppy.  Anyway, enjoy.

I present the #4th official studio album from Subject to Thoughts, a U.S. project conformed to this realization by Mark Mendieta (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards) plus the help of Brandon Strader (vocals, guitar solos). The music of this project “is an eclectic mix of progressive rock with the darkness of doom more than an addition of New Age” (1), whose combination resulting sound is more than adequate “for all those seeking music for documentaries, television, etc.. “(2). On “The Culmination” Mark himself explains: “This album concludes my four-part conceptual vision. “The Culmination” is about finding closure in life. The music is genuine, melodic, progressive and thoughtful, but more importantly, from the heart. “(3).

Put another way, this album has, from its rock-musical qualities and environmental atmosphere, decorated with the harshness of an electric guitar rock experimental feature. Another sound that stands out at times is low, aggressive and dissonant attractive. From the sound RIO / Experimental, it is easy to remember projects like Augustine CRIOLLO (Astrid Proll, ICONOCLAST), although there are references to bands like Raven Nyx and SAD, which by itself suggests a primarily Latino taste sounds Subject to Thoughts proposed. The least enjoyable of the songs, although is the inadequacy of the vocal timbre of Strader to talk to Mendieta’s music. Although it is tolerated because the lyrics have something serious to say, and there are times where the agony voice is well represented, fitting in fitness in the musical concepts .

But the best part is that you form your own opinion. To do this, CDBaby allows you to hear excerpts from the songs of this album (follow the link at the top of the cover image), and with this and have more tools to decide to purchase the disc. Happy listening …

Alfredo Tapia-Carreto  7 out of 10

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