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Album Review: Outcast – “Awaken The Reason”
As a journalist, I find that I often have to seperate myself from feelings, and like any good automaton, I must educate the reader on the merits of an album in the most objective manner possible. Usually after I listen to an album that moves me to write a review, I will approach the artist, in my most stoic manner, and let them know that I am free to kiss their asses as long as they notice me, and if I’m lucky, remember my name. I am Bob Serious. This is what I do. I would be appreciative to Universe Number Five for giving me the opportunity to share the truth about albums, but that would require feelings, and spontaneous rage and outrage are the only feelings I truly possess,
Onto the album at hand. Outcast have graced us with an album called “Awaken The Reason.” Combining elements of Meshuggah, Obscura, Deicide, Textures, Meshuggah, Gojira, Odious Mortem, Decrepit Birth, and Meshuggah, this Atlanta duo has shifted their paradigm greatly since 2006′s “Idlewild” release. Andre 3000 has dropped his voice 666 octaves and Big Boi has spent the last 5 years learning the intracacies of and mastering the 32-string guitar. Mixing jazz ethics with progressive metal canons, not to mention dropping the ‘k’ from their name, these lads are poised to go where no Georgia band have gone since Black Sabbath or Stuck Mojo. I believe this album will be nominated for a Grammy next year, based mostly on the tight rhythms, the guitar brainbending, and the lyrics that seem to evoke a time when dinosaurs first discovered philosophy. This will be the album that brings heavy metal back to MTV.
Now Mr. 3000, if you read this, I want to be your friend. Will you autograph my first-edition Beatles albums? Also, please tell everyone that you know me. I desperately need your validation. That is the only difference in me ranking this album a 3.87365 out of 10 and an 11 out of 10. Sorry Ms. Jackson, that is how I roll.
Bob Serious, Journalist
Here is a sample from the album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH8i2eGTHSM
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