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Red Death, the / External Frames of Reference
Album:External Frames of Reference Collection:General
Artist:Red Death, the Added:06/2005
Label:Metal Blade 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-04 Pull Date:2005-09-05 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:28 Aug14 Aug7 Aug31 Jul17 Jul

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 25, 2005:Blues For the Red Sun
Frames of Reference
4.Aug 04, 2005:Blues For the Red Sun
Frames of Reference
2.Aug 11, 2005:Baptism of Solitude
Frames of Reference
5.Jul 28, 2005:Baptism of Solitude
Frames of Reference
3.Aug 04, 2005:Baptism of Solitude
Frames of Reference
6.Jul 14, 2005:Baptism of Solitude
Frames of Reference

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-07-19 
Somewhat cliché combination of melodic Swedish death metal and metalcore. Very tight playing and guitar riffs that don’t overuse too many Swedish death metal clichés. This is one of those things, while they are doing absolutely nothing new in the metalcore dept they do a pretty good job of making standard melodic death metal meets metalcore sounds fresh. They are from upstate NY. Most of the tracks sound the same and have the same formula.
**1. Fast out of the gate and noisy. It’s slowly cleans it’s self up. Catchy yet heavy guitar. Short guitar solo.
2. Slower, some pinch harmonics on guitar.
3. Standard thrashing riff into melodic Swedish guitar sounds. There is one very melodic section.
**4. More death metal style vocals and heavier.
5. Longer with sort of an intro which changes into some medium paced boring melodic metalcore.
6. Another useless intro into another standard melodic Swedish death metal sounding riff. Big predictable breakdown.
7. Bigger simpler heavier riff.
8. More of a dual guitar attack and quicker.
OK stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1.Frames of Reference 6.Before An Empty Throne
2.Consciousness Decay 7.The Final Sphere
3.Twilight of the Idols 8.Aftertaste of the Emaciated
4.Silent Machines 9.Synchronized Worlds
5.From the Height of a Thousan 10.Instrumental