Origin of the Species, although again being only 2 minutes, is another fast and fierce track. Fusing the adventure and riffing that have made this album more dynamic than usual, we can see a great trend here. Although it does not seem as original as some of the other track, it still proffers some great new sounds to their discography, Album). Alepnglow is another jazzy and Balkan - Scale The Summit - The Collective (CD track.
The song starts with a mellow lick, and breaks into a nice solo with a bit of a harder edge. Although the solos in this song can get a bit repetitive, they still can give a great case for musical dominance. Years spent at the Musicians Institute seem to have served these fine gentlemen well.
Overall, this track is another great one, even if some transitions seem a bit sudden and soloing can be a bit repetitive. Black Hills, the longest track in their discography as of yet just about 8 minutesunderstandably contains a lot of great material.
The song has some fantastic dynamics, transitioning flawlessly from sweeping riff sections to mellow and ambient sections. The solos again are near flawless, showcasing this bands awesome musical prowess. Balkan sees the winding down of the album. It opens slowly, and although the licking gets a little heavier, it still retains that mellow tempo at which the song with sustain through the first section of the track.
Soon the track with transition into a sweeping force that quickly traverses through fields of sonic mastery, giving way to even more great output from the band. Drifting Figures, the closing track, is a great closer.
Maintaining a mellow tapping rhythm for most of the track, the song acts as a relaxing piece of music, great for letting the listener slip into a post-Collective trance to contemplate the beauty of the music they just experienced.
Overall a great closer to a great album. If you are not impressed by your first listen I wasn'tlisten again. And again. The album's natural ability to wow will kick in sooner or later. Now I'm in a quandary on how this racks up against Carving Desert Canyons, seeing as the albums are so drastically different, but I think I will go for yes, this beats the great CDC, for its superb compositions and ambiances, it's great atmosphere and musical virtuosity: yes, The Collective is a very near masterpiece, and certainly the best this band has to offer us yet!
I was introduced to Scale the Summit as they opened the ProgNation tour during their Carving Desert Canyons period, and was impressed with the technicality and work ethic of the young band. While the technical aspects are still present, the fast-fingered displays are much more subdued. With the huge Album) of Animals as Leaders across the guitar and metal community, it is no surprise that StS have more odd time signatures, more clean jazzy chording, and of course the requisite multi-stringed guitars and bass.
But the melodicism points back toward Sean Malone's Gordian Knot project more than the more tech-y Exivious album.
Still, the Cynic ethic of meaningful high technique permeates this album. The clean two-handed work on "The Levitated" is very well done and the complex rhythms are seamless. The only possible problem is that perhaps the album is too mellow. By the end of the album, usually my attention has wandered. And for a tech metal band, there aren't alot of "Wow" moments. This is where I think the Animals as Leaders album shines, as it both impresses as well as emotes. Overall, this is a huge step forward for the young band.
The musicality has improved so much, but the genre has also moved forward substantially in the last few years. There are increasingly more and more good metal fusion albums out there, and StS certainly remain in the mix of the better new bands. But I also forsee even better work in the future if they manage to merge the excitement of pushing the boundaries of technique with their newly evolved emotional expression. As it is, this is a great background music album for aging metalheads such as I.
I can listen to this at work or home and offend no one, but still satisfy my love of great guitar playing and complexity. Scale the Summit is a perfectly chosen name for the now-renowned progressive metallers. Not only does their music evoke a triumphant sense akin to 'scaling a summit' or overcoming adversity; many of the band's best ideas revolve around ascending and descending scales.
Five years since its release, and I'd still likely peg The Collective as the best album they've done so far. Much like the opener Three from the prior year's ProgNation tour, they stole the show.
Scale the Summit demonstrated technical proficiency and tasteful moderation far beyond their years. The Collective is a solid summation of the band's character, placing songwriting and atmosphere before technical flash at every opportunity. I cannot help but feel there is and always has been something vital missing from Scale the Summit 's formula, but they manage to achieve a sense of purpose and emotional resonance with the tech metal on The Collective. Even though it's now been several years since they first took the stage, that quality virtually puts them in a league of their own.
There isn't a great deal that distinguishes one Scale the Summit from another; they're one of those bands that knew what they wanted to do from the beginning, and since then they've stuck with it. The Collective is cut from the same cloth as Monument and Carving Desert Canyonsbut it's clear by this point the band had the time to figure out what they wanted the fine print of their style to look like.
In comparison, The Collective puts greater emphasis on jazz fusion embellishments. Its tail end is killer. Gallows At this point, all the songs are great. Gallows has a headstrong intro, then eventually blossoms into something beautiful. The transition is so crucial to the song's power.
Colossal One word to describe the entire album! This is a fantastic opener, and it portrays how innovative the basswork can be on the album. Alpenlow Speaking of bass This song features a vast array of fun parts, and it can feel a bit on the meandering side, but what fun it still is to listen to.
Slap bass is quite fulfilling, also. Whales Whales goes from a mellower, yet darker song to a fun jam that shows the band's musical capabilities as well as their gift for restraint, and then it leads into a couple of more ambient passages, which honestly are the band's strong point. The Levitated This track is a fine example of the growth that the band has accomplished in just a couple of years, this being a ballad drenched with emotion, somehow captured through such complex time signatures.
Origin of Species So proficient and precise, heavy and hectic, this song is the side of Scale the Summit that we caught of a glimpse of from the last album, except refined to an incredibly pure state.
Black Hills The song is a tender one, and really plays for the sake of musicality, never technical efficiency, although Letchford's fun solo at fits the song perfectly. Alo, the ambient section about two minutes into the song is an amazing experience that needs to be discovered by many more. Secret Earth The secret's out; this song is about the most beautiful thing I've ever heard.
It's powerful, emotional, and even reminds me of the water levels on Super Mario Josh D. I listened to this entire album again today, and changed my mind Album) the top order again The band relocated to Texas inwhere they recorded their first, self-released album. After signing with Prostheticthey issued "Carving Desert Canyons"which Revolver called "a cinematic blast of intricately melodic fretwork and pummeling percussion," in NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook.
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Mar 09, · "The Collective", the third album from Houston-based progressive instrumentalists SCALE THE SUMMIT, sold around 1, copies in the United States in its first week of release. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Collective - Scale the Summit on AllMusic - - Instrumental metal will always have a more 8/ Collective () by Scale the Summit. Labels: Prosthetic Records. Genres: Progressive metal. Songs: Colossal, Whales, Emersion, The Levitated, Secret Earth, Gallows. SCALE THE SUMMIT 's "The Collective" is one of those rare instrumental albums that anyone that appreciates great melodies and superb musicianship can enjoy. The playing of Letchford, Levrier. The Collective, an Album by Scale the Summit. Released 1 March on Prosthetic (catalog no. PR90; CD). Genres: Progressive Metal. Mar 01, · Balkan: $ 11 Animals as Leaders is the debut studio album by progressive metal group Animals as Leaders. It was released on April 28, by Prosthetic Records. Scale the Summit Albums. See more. In a World of Fear. Scale the Summit. $ V. Scale the Summit. $ The Migration. Scale The Summit. $ Carving Desert /5(24). SCALE THE SUMMIT, bestehen aus: Chris Letchford - guitars Jordan Eberhardt - bass Pat Skeffington - drums Travis Levrier - 7 String guitar. Sicherlich, gibt es einige musikalische Ähnlichkeiten mit Dream Theater, jedoch sind SCALE THE SUMMIT sehr eigenständig und drücken dem Prog.-Metal Genre, spätestens mit diesem Album, ihren eigenen /5(31). Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Scale The Summit - The Collective at Discogs. Complete your Scale The Summit collection. Balkan: Drifting Figures: none: Scale The Summit: The Collective (CD, Album) Prosthetic Records: none: US: Sell This Version: COCB Scale The Summit: The Collective /5(44). Scale The Summit - The Levitated Lyrics. (Instrumental) Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles (CSS). This is just a preview! new album “in a world of fear” out now! • () 1. mass 2. astral kids 3. royal orphan 4. cosmic crown 5. witch house 6. neon tombs 7. opal bones.
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