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Alchemist - Organasm

8.3 | 54 votes |
Release date: 2000
Style: Progressive metal


70 have it
6 want it

01. Austral Spectrum
02. The Bio Approach
03. Rampant Micro Life
04. Warring Tribes, Eventual Demise
05. Single Sided
06. Surreality
07. New Beginning
08. Tide In, Mind Out
09. Eclectic
10. Escape From The Black Hole

Additional info
Labels: Relapse Records (World outside Australia) ; Chatterbox records (Australia).

Produced & engineered by DW Norton Backbeach Studios VIC January 2000.

Guest review by
Sonic MrSumo
Organasm is the 4th full length album release from Australia's most talented metal outfit, Alchemist, and is somewhat of a juxtaposition of progressive metal, in that the tracks are relatively short for a progressive style whilst still being progressive.

Confused? Let me explain. Alchemist has managed to achieve on this record what few other bands can, a near perfect mix of complexity and accessibility. The 50 minute journey into audio progressive bliss is laden with crunching guitar riffs, heavy drums, guttural vocals and what can only be described as the best scream in metal. Yet, somehow avoiding the clichés of the tried and true formula of heavy-soft-heavy, interwoven into the heavy mix are beautiful melodies, ethereal guitar leads and keyboards, expansive breakdowns and thought-provoking lyrics.

published 10.03.2012 | Comments (2)

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06.03.2012 - 06:47
Rating: 10
Sonic MrSumo
This album is ridiculously good...the last of their masterpieces!
All the bridges in the world won't save you, if there's no other side to cross to.
- Rock poetry from Silverchair.
11.04.2013 - 15:41
Rating: 9
Combo Breaker
If I had to compare this album to yacht, it would be something like "Tes 32 Dreamer".
11.04.2013 - 16:20
Darkside Momo
Written by Sonic MrSumo on 06.03.2012 at 06:47

This album is ridiculously good...the last of their masterpieces!

don't agree while awesome, I still find Austral Alien a bit better... But to each his own

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
24.07.2013 - 13:39
Rating: 9
Combo Breaker
Written by Darkside Momo on 11.04.2013 at 16:20

I still find Austral Alien a bit better...

Personally, I agree with Sonic MrSumo. (A little, but noticeable) drop in quality after Organasm.

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