Let’s Talk: Vektor – Terminal Redux

a0144143476_10You may have realized things have been a little quiet here at Prog Talk HQ – many of us have fallen into the pit of despair known as uni finals, so exploring new music is currently on the backburner.

Although saying that – the one album that has caught my attention recently (other than Radiohead’s latest, ofc) is progressive thrash metal group Vektor’s third album – ‘Terminal Redux’.

Many consider it one of the best metal albums of all time, and nearly all reception of it I’ve seen has sung its praises. And I can vouch for that – thrash metal normally doesn’t do much for me, but Vektor’s 73 minute sci-fi adventure is gripping with its unrelenting riffs and surprising twists, especially in the ballad-esque ‘Recharging the Void’.

Now I’m no expert on thrash metal, so I’m not going to analyse it in intricate detail, mainly because I can’t – but just imagine ‘Terminal Redux’ as being like if Voivod, Devin Townsend and Death combined together to create a killer album – but in space!

What do you guys think of this album? Do you think it’s one of the best albums of the year, of the century, of all time? Let’s talk!

Post originally published on the Prog Talk FB page on 13/05/2015 by ~Cerpin Taxt.

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