GNOSTIC - USA

Engineering The Rule - 2009 - Season Of Mist


  
 
Members

S= AOS, Enders Game>>KEVIN FREEMAN
G= Atheist>>SONNY CARSON>>Atheist - Ghost Story, Atheist>>CHRIS BAKER>>Atheist
B= Atheist>>JONATHON THOMPSON>>Atheist
D= Atheist>>STEVE FLYNN>>Atheist



History

Not to be confused with the other Gnostic from the USA, these Atlanta-based lot feature former Atheist drummer Steve Flynn. The band formed in 2005 and issued a demo called Splinters Of Change. This disc featured Sonny Carson on guitar and Stephen Morley on bass and was co-produced by Atheist singer Shaefer. The bassist was previously in AOS. A version with rerecorded vocals of the same demo appeared on Starrfactory Records. Isolate Gravity was released in 2006. The group signed with Season Of Mist and, by this time, featured three shared members with the reformed Atheist, which was also signed to the same French record company. The group hit the raod in the US with Atheist and Psyopus in May of 2009.

Reviews

GNOSTIC - ENGINEERING THE RULE - SEASON OF MIST  
Gnostic features three Atheist members and the lines are really beginning to blur. The band plays a brand of techno metal that is very often heavy, aggressive, fast and even shredding, but also prances into jazz, Classical and hardcore at will. The extreme heaviness probably sets Gnostic apart from its older brother. It is nowhere near as boring as Cynic either because the band is heavy, but there is no such thing as a straight line in Gnosticia. The members show off very well. That means that Engineering The Rule actually provides the listener with power and substance as opposed to senseless technicality and tempo changes. The guitars are complex and rapid-fire and the drumming of Steve Flynn has, if anything, become even more accomplished and carried than before. The vocals of Kevin Freeman are throaty, angry screams, but even he maintains a huge dose of anger and attitude despite his suspiciously modern and trendy voice. Engineering The Rule deserves a 60/100 or an 'above average' mark especially since my copy has a provisional cover artwork making it a collector’s item. - Anna Tergel




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