The Waste Land (Heavy​/​Progressive Metal)

by RECTIFIED SPIRIT (Guwahati, India)

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Michael Graff Very nice. Partly, they sound like Iron Maiden.
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Wonderbox Metal Really enjoyed this - a well-written slab of Metal.

Rectified Spirit - The Waste Land (Review) Favorite track: The Waste Land.
Roktim Bhattacharjya
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Roktim Bhattacharjya Extremely strong stuff... And it's so good to see attention being given to both songwriting and musical proficiency... not to mention the mind boggling variety of styles present all throughout... Favorite track: The Green Goblin.
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o.o Band takes influences from all different genres of heavy metal. the songs are tight
and also this album is one of the finest releases of 2015 Indian Metal Scene. Favorite track: Fireborn.
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Rectified Spirit from Guwahati, India, is revolutionizing the Indian metal scene. There remains a divide between old school and new school music but Rectified Spirit has taken the middle path in a way so as to not alienate either factions but take the sound ahead by taking the best qualities of both worlds. Clean singing vocals collaborate with rasps and shrieks that form the modern standard over here, with the vocalist Rainjong Lepcha shuffling back and forth shockingly seamlessly, the guitarist duo of Samudragupta Dutta and Dishankan Baruah weaving surreal rhythms and melodies, just as colourful as the artwork, while the drummer ups the tempo and excitement level. None of them are wallowing here in the sound established by their peers, as the band rises like a phoenix after its overlooked previous self-titled album, to carve a part of its own, a path laden with surprises and heartfelt metal melodies. An album as well-thought and balanced as 'The Waste Land' (inspired by the poet T.S. Eliot) is hard to come by from any country, let alone India. Commendable as ever.

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released September 20, 2015

Band lineup -
Samudragupta Dutta - Guitar
Rainjong Lepcha - Vocals
Nishant Hagjer - Drums
Himangshu Bora - Bass
Dishankan Baruah - Guitar

Cover Artwork - Mayur Saikia
Band Logo - Kunal Choksi (Transcending Obscurity)


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