Antimatter – Saviour

qb_20303_antimatterAntimatter’s claim to fame is that ex Anathema bassist Duncan Patterson now calls this band home. “Saviour” is an exercise in contemporary art rock that really shows a fond appreciation for Portishead both vocally and in the moments where strange dub loops and studio tricks provide an open minded exercise in sound conditioning. The female vocals are soothing and overall nature of the music is mellow in an introspective way, but bands like Portishead execute this with far more creativity and interest than Antimatter have. You know when metal musicians create music outside of their initial genre, whether it’s experimental, industrial, or even goth… the intention is admirable, but often the outcome isn’t very imaginative or full of expansive dimension? This is a similar feeling I get from Antimatter. Perhaps more development and exploration will arise on album #2, pushing this style into more of an essential listening level for me. As for right now, this is good for winding down and drifting off to sleep music, partially from the mood, but mostly from the lack of depth. – Marty
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~ by martyworm on January 2, 2009.

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