08:34 - ScreamingSteelUS I've returned from tonight's show with a setlist from Mayhem, a pick from Watain's bassist, the new Mayhem and Rotting Christ, a Mayhem shirt, and vomit on my shoes from the guy next to me. Shook Necrobutcher's hand. Good show.
Exivious, and fusion music in general is to be taken slowly. Enjoying it bit by bit, until you are able to take in the full picture. I always have to remind myself of this simple fact, otherwise I'd turn to some other, more straightforward music. With this in mind, maybe you are already planning to skip this one - though I'd advise you not to, especially if you're new to fusion/jazz metal music.
Fair enough, it has nothing on the debut release. Still bloody brilliant. Triguna (orgasmic distorted guitars and drum solo at the end has this song frequently on repeat) and One's Glow and Deeply Woven stand out to me, Immanent, too. I don't think there's a weak song on this album. 9 for me.