Tourniquet - Microscopic View Of A Telescopic Realm

Thursday 1st June 2000
Tourniquet - Microscopic View Of A Telescopic Realm

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2078-
LABEL: Metal Blade MBD6203
FORMAT: CD Album


Reviewed by Alex Figgis

After 10 years as a recording band, Tourniquet's seventh studio project demonstrates just why the band have such a loyal following. Produced once again by Bill Metoyer (Slayer), 'Microscopic...' reveals a richer depth in terms of classical dynamics; where Kirkpatrick's love of classical music has been brought right to the fore. Deftly arranged, and precisely delivered as only Tourniquet know how, such bombastic compositions as the epic "The Skeezix Dilemma Part 2", fuses both classical and modern musical phrasing to blistering effect. Who else would dare incorporate a flute solo within a speed metal instrumental ("Immunity Vector")? This time around, Tourniquet have exceeded anything they have done in the past; 'Microscopic...' being a far more complex and dynamic affair then 'Crawl To China' j'97), and demonstrating a more mature edge than that found on any of their first three albums. Sonically well rounded, and with rhythmic grooves a plenty, 'Microscopic...' is destined to be yet another classic album from one of Christendom's leading progressive metal bands.

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