Album Review: Barishi – Barishi

a1011659946_10Label: Independent

Release Date:  December 2, 2013

Songs:  8

Length: 42 minutes

Genre:  Progressive metal/psychedelic

Location:  Vermont, USA


WarpRider – The self-titled album is a solid, progressive piece of work.  They have an immense amount of technicality and combine that with nice deathly-kind-of-black-metal infusions throughout the album.   Despite some extremes in tempo, they sewed it all together with seamless transitions.  Well done!  4.0

Atleastimhousebroken – Any band that can reference Alejandro Jodorowsky gets quick attention from me.  Luckily the track ‘Holy Mountain’ didn’t dissappoint and painted a picture of the film quite well.  The abrasive form of blackened proggy djent metal (with a heavy focus on prog) was engaging and interesting all the way through.  The rest of the record faired quite well too.  Just as I was about to say the harsh vocals are getting a bit tired, Barishi changed things up with some pleasant cleans and instrumental tracks.  My only major complaint is often times they had an opportunity to blend beautiful with the harsh to create great dynamic within a single song but they just tend to stick with one or the other. Promising band. 3.5

Irmelinis – This is an album with an impressive range of influences, difficult to classify. Black metal, prog, avant garde, metalcore, funk, hard rock; it’s all in there. It’s adventurous, crazy, bombastic and even quite spiritual. The harsh vocals are great and provides an unusual and unexpected contrast to the music. Funky and entertaining!   4.0

ChristopherMammal – This is good food which I recommend as an addition to the diet of all avantgardiste proggies. It could almost be the technical prog metal equivalent of the French zeuhl style of experimental progressive rock. The difference comes in the much more prominent use of guitars and the dark vocal style, which would fit well in a progressive metalcore band. The compositions are rich and varied, and the musicianship is masterful. I want more Barishi. 4.5

A Metal State of Mind Score – 4.0 out of 5

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