TERAMAZE returns with their 4th full length album after completely grabbing the attention of the underground Thrash and Prog-Power Metal fans with their 2012 release “AnhedoniA.” Teramaze blends amazingly tight and speedy syncopated guitar/drum riffs and rhythms, with melodic hard vocals, for a very unique brand of metal. Creating a Testament & Tool meets Pantera & The Police in a dark sci-fi video game vibe. Teramaze burst out of Australia in 2012 and received well-deserved critical acclaim worldwide with their release “AnhedoniA”.
Their music conjures such adjectives as, "Innovative", "Progressive" and "Groove-laden" but most notably, "Engaging". Keeping the fundamental elements of metal alive, Teramaze pushes metal into un-chartered territory with guitar work that is incendiary with powerfully aggressive vocals that drive the song.
“Esoteric Symbolism screams at the men behind the curtain, shining a spotlight on the establishment in an attempt to share their secrets.”
For fans of Pantera, Tool, Metallica, Devin Townsend & Soilwork…(Think Dream Theater on steroids without the extended wankery)
Produced/Mixed by Dean Wells and mastered by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Stuck Mojo).
SEA OF TRANQUILITY - 5/5 RATING "These guys KILL!! Esoteric Symbolism just seems to get better and better with each additional listen"
METAL TEMPLE - 10/10 RATING "The band's skilled vocalist evoke vibes that are bursting full of raw emotion and power...Sincerely, I cannot criticize it.... MASTERPIECE!"
METAL ARCHIVES - 9/10 RATING "Refreshing, powerful, and extremely melodic "
PAINKILLER METAL SHOW-Belgium - 6/6 RATING "An Absolute Masterpiece"
WELOVEMETAL.COM - 9/10 RATING "This album is in the upper echelons of 2014 so far."
METAL ONLY - 9/10 RATING "Fantastic masterpiece! Not only for Prog-Fans!"
BLACK WIND METAL - 4.25/5 RATING "Teramaze is in a great place. Its right in the middle of, yes, the Australian progressive metal renaissance"
METAL RULES - 4/5 RATING "I think it will worth my while to go discover the first trio of albums"
DANGERDOG MUSIC - 4/5 RATING "Even with it's overwhelming riff density, Esoteric Symbolism is definitely a step forward for Teramaze."
DEAD RHETORIC - 8.5/10 RATING "complex, ear-catchingly melodic and bursting with great guitar work and metallic heft"
METAL OBSERVER - 8/10 RATING "...here’s melodic metal with a dark and brooding atmosphere that doesn’t sound halfhearted or synthesized."
METAL TUBE- 79/100 RATING "I can certainly respect an artist who can reinvent themselves in such a way"
PROGSPHERE - NO RATING "Highly recommended"
METAL OBSESSION - NO RATING "For fans of Metallica, Dream Theater, Alice in Chains"
MADE IN METAL - NO RATING "Let us be clear that TERAMAZE is a band that is leagues above the majority. The best kept secret of Australia!"
FLIGHT OF PEGASUS (Greece) - NO RATING "Their new compositions sound progressive, modern and metal, having many nice moments that are compounded by the very expressive vocals."
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