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Terminal Redux

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kwancze This album is an undisputable masterpiece of thrash metal if not metal in general. It's brutal and aggressive but at the same time intricate and amazingly epic which elevates the genre to new heights. Favorite track: Ultimate Artificer.
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Apokatastasis More than worthy of all the praise it gets. My favorite thrash album in a long time. And call me a sap, but the last two tracks are better than anything else in the genre. Favorite track: Collapse.
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mr_slave Uno dei migliori album di genere sci-fi thrash di tutti i tempi. Solo l'ultima canzone vale una carriera da sciroccato metallaro ☠️☠️ Favorite track: Recharging the Void.
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After nearly 5 long years, Philadelphia-based progressive sci-fi metallers Vektor are back with their third studio album, 'Terminal Redux'. Both embracing and expanding upon the intricate layers of the preceding albums, 'Black Future' and 'Outer Isolation', the band deliver the album that we all knew they were capable of. 'Terminal Redux' is their first concept album, telling the story of a test subject and his rise to power within the all-controlling Cygnus Regime. His ultimate goal is to restore balance within the galaxy by controlling the ebb and flow of life and death. After regaining his position as a top-ranking General, he incites a coup within Cygnus and takes command of their forces. However, as time passes, it becomes clear to him that power is just an illusion.

Never one to take a metal-by-numbers approach to song-writing, Vektor have embraced some unusual audio elements, including the vocal assistance of a group of Philadelphia soul singers, adding further texture to the sound without compromising on the riff-heavy fury. Recorded in part at the band's home studio, along with Panther Pro-Audio in Philadelphia, 'Terminal Redux' is a fine demonstration of technical precision, a 73+ minute masterclass in complexity, and affirmation that there is still plenty of innovation and intelligence in modern day metal.

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released May 6, 2016

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