"Then Comes Affliction to Awaken the Dreamer" (Sensory; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS


Norwegian metal dudes from a few different bands join forces, get all progressive, and reach jazzy peaks and technical metal excellence on Twisted Into Form's latest 10-track release. 

There's a slew of funk protruding out of tracks like "The Thin Layers of Lust and Love" while "Tear" and "Erased" display the relationship this band forges by capturing the sound of doom metal shaking hands with jazz fusion. 

If you've got a flare for adventure, can tolerate splashes of wankery and overindulgence, and own any Malmsteen or Watchtower discs, tracks like "Instinct Solitaire" and "Manumit" properly mesh the avant-garde and traditional metal from which Twisted Into Form draws its strength from. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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