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July 2002
Released: 2002, Independent
Rating: 2.0/5
Reviewer: Arto Lehtinen

I received an e-mail saying progressive death metal from Italy and the same message continued that “Inspired by thrash and death metal in the most experimental version, but also by other genres like experimental jazz and electronic.” Damn even Cynic didn’t sound so complicated and now these Italians seem to take the whole jazz influenced experimental death metal to another dimension with this three piece self financed CD. It is obvious that their main goal has been to get as much influences from various genres of all kinds of music as possible to add them to the one track. To be honest I don’t get it why Esicastic has to use the term of death metal to describe their own musical approach because death metal is definitely the last style that could be linked to this type of music. Well probably because of Cynic…Aaargh.. Well listening to the Esicastic CD demands from anyone a lot of time as well as patience in order to get into the stuff, as the Italian progressive metallers won’t let any listener go easily. The dudes are definitely well trained and highly skilled with their instruments, but getting too much into the technical direction doesn’t make the listening process that tempting after all.
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