Pyramids - Pyramids
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the Denton, Texas, metal band.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
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  1. Fans of Jesu will enjoy the boisterousness of some arrangements here, the incessant crushing of the listener’s resistance.
  2. Pyramids’ very impressive debut treads the fine line between otherworldly beauty and sheer unadulterated noise, its loveliest soundscapes blotted by feedback and distortion, its most aggressively ugly rampages pierced by unexpected intervals of tranquility.
  3. Pyramids would serve as a helluva soundtrack to a dream I once had, a lucid dream around age 10 wherein I woke up within the dream, realized I was in a dream, and acted accordingly. Super accordingly.
  4. The results are far better than you'd imagine.
  5. Sure, they're a very raw talent, but a formidable talent nonetheless, and this record's peaks hint at even greater musical epiphanies to come.
  6. The mixes (on the second disc) reinforce the strength and weaknesses of Pyramids, not only showcasing their craftmanship in the surface of sound, but also insinuating that there might not be much beyond these sculped surfaces. [July 2008, p.55]
  7. Pyramids can sound like several songs playing at once, a psychedelic instrumental played backward, or the muffled recording of a session two rooms away. [July 2008, p.155]

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  1. ChrisC
    Jun 28, 2008
    8
    Um. Good album, yes. But 'Texas metal band'? How can the Pyramids be remotely classified as metal? They're one of those progressive electronic bands of the sort Pitchfork usually likes. (Not this time I guess). Expand