Saturday, 5 March 2016

Pronostic - "An Atomic Decison" (Album Review)

By: Hunter Young

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: 21/11/2015
Label: Independent




After the Intro track, they launch into what could be considered a modern shred section in the second track, and titular one, “An Atomic Decision”. The song is immediately holding you down and growling full pelt into your shocked face, as the guitars shred over a manic slapping drum section. They fill the interim between the beginning and end with shreds, scale runs, tapping, and so much crunch it should be served with milk and morning cartoons

“An Atomic Decision” CD//DD track listing:

1). Intro
2). An Atomic Decision
3). Useless Wait
4). Pay to See the Day
5). Tormented Soul
6). Derived Conscience
7). Menstrumental
8). BECIK
9). What Plague
10). REALITY
11). Pass Towards the Afterlife

The Review:

"Oh my. A -Core/Progressive band that has my attention? Who is this Band?!  The answer is Pronostic.  With their weird spelling and all, they have done the unthinkable: they managed to both capture my attention and not bore me!

After the Intro track, they launch into what could be considered a modern shred section in the second track, and titular one, “An Atomic Decision”. The song is immediately holding you down and growling full pelt into your shocked face, as the guitars shred over a manic slapping drum section. They fill the interim between the beginning and end with shreds, scale runs, tapping, and so much crunch it should be served with milk and morning cartoons.

The entire album follows suit, burning the musical skyline to show the beauty in brutality. Pronostic have a distinct sound and ability, reminiscent (but not copying) other acts like Rings of Saturn, early BTBAM, Becoming the Archetype, and show what a good balance in a progressively bent band should have. Their sound is crushingly good, containing technicality, clean riffs and chording, but at the same time perfectly ignoring slowing the tempo for no other reason but show "art" or whatever.

This album is in good rotation on my phone, sandwiched between Depeche Mode, Rick Astley, and High on Fire, and competes with almost anything I listen to on repeat. Give these guys a chance, and you will have a goooood time!  And wear some wrist braces for when you start air shredding. It will save you many tears."

An Atomic Decision” is available here
Band info: facebook || bandcamp

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