thing is for sure when you pick up a record from US based label Sensory
Records - we are dealing with progressive metal. And in most cases very
technical progressive metal and this album follows that trend.
is a thrashy and aggressive affair, and the 10 songs on this album along
with a short intro shows five very skilful musicians, who have created
an atmospheric album which surely have its highs and lows.
am not a big fan of the vocals on this album - he somehow bugs me, can't
put a finger on why... but it really spoils much of the fun on this
otherwise very interesting album. Because musically they have really
created some very intriguing and exiting songs, just take a listen to
songs like "Willow Man", "Strife for Definition" or
the last three songs on the album. I do however think, that their
attempt to create a gothic ballad "Sleepwalk" fails miserable,
I skip that song every time... I don't like "Eternal Yearning
Entities" either - it sound a bit too unorganized to me.
who count Pain of Salvation among their favourites should at least give
Wastefall a listen, so should progressive metal fans, who don't mind a
bit of aggressive parts as well as nice melodic pieces.