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Metatron
Praxis
Metatron
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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"Bill Laswell has almost always been a radical and restless artist, with a mind that wanders like a medieval apothecary picking up and soaking in every element of civilizations long declared dead by the terrible mechani...  more »

      
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All Artists: Praxis
Title: Metatron
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Subharmonic
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 5/9/2006
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 026617700720, 803680042458

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"Bill Laswell has almost always been a radical and restless artist, with a mind that wanders like a medieval apothecary picking up and soaking in every element of civilizations long declared dead by the terrible mechanizations of the occidental world. He is a Béla Bartók with wings...an artist who has made it his mission in music to search for more spatial interpretations of harmony and rhythm." - ALL ABOUT JAZZ Beneath the darkly subsonic bass of producer Bill Laswell, the funk-laden beats of Primus drummer Brain and the extreme guitar terror of mutant virtuoso Buckethead, Praxis represents an inspiring, mesmerizing and harrowing foray into the collective mind of a lethally futuristic live unit. Group improvisation, musical breadth and sheer sonic assault are all pushed to their outer limits - true to the ethos of "free jazz" outfits like Last Exit and Painkiller, of which Laswell is also a member, but with a brash element of youthful exuberance that gives the music a fresh sound, even newer than "new school." Whether ambient, dub, funk, hip-hop, metal or avant-garde, each is wired and detonated across a canvas of controlled chaos. Beneath the darkly subsonic bass of producer Bill Laswell, the funk-laden beats of current Primus drummer Brain and the extreme guitar terror of mutant virtuoso Buckethead, Praxis represents an inspiring, mesmerizing and harrowing foray into the collective mind of a lethally futuristic live unit.

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The most under appreciated band.
Mud Bog | Cary, NC United States | 02/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Digressing from their first 2 albums, Transmutation(5 stars)and Sacrifist( 5 stars), Praxis unleashes Metatron. Trimmed down to a 3 piece with Laswell, Bucket and Brain covering all bases, Metatron lacks Bootsy's space bass, Yamatsuka Eye's agonizing screams or John Zorn's out of tune saxamaphoning, but it still rocks. track 1 is a laid back acoustic # and is absolutly beautiful. The album lacks the speed of some of Sacrifist's songs but makes up in phat grooves. Half of the Collection cd(again 5 stars) is from this album, but with nothing from Transmutation, hmmm. Instead of going further Ill' say this.... Get THIs Album at alll costs. Burn copies for friends and spread the gospel according to Praxis."
Goes down smooth...
High Y | Charleston, SC United States | 02/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is not the most technically brilliant Praxis album, nor is it the best produced, but it IS a "real" Praxis album (Buckethead is here, along with Brain), and it's pretty solid. Buckethead's faster riffs can literally blister your ears, while the slower ones manage to get under your skin no matter how simple they are. Brain's influence is heavy on this album, with a plethora of super fat beats that would make John Bonham proud. The heavier tracks like Skull Crack, Turbine, and Triad (The Saw Is Family) all feature hypnotically repetitive guitar and drum riffs, many of which are completely simple, but they still kick hard and make you slam your head methodically whilst visions of power tools gone awry dance in your head. Though these heavier tracks stand out most, the softer and more ambient stuff in between is decent too, featuring everything from pretty acoustic guitar to spacey funk, reggae, and dub. Overall, this album seems to "breathe" a little more than other Praxis album, with what may be a more consistent atmosphere, if you can ever say that of a Praxis offering. It won't rip your face off like Sacrificist, but a lot of people would assume that's a good thing. This one's a little fatter (or phatter, if your prefer) and a little smoother going down."
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speedfeind11 | North America | 05/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Buckethead plays on this as does Brain (Primus) and Bill Laswell (something in your CD collection, somewhere.) Some of the stuff is derivative and less developed that what Buckethead would lay down on Monsters and Robots, still a killer album despite the bad production."