Black Table is an experimental metal act from the New York/New Jersey area. That's not a very precise description, but they honestly aren't sure how to classify themselves at this point. Still, where you aren't prepared, others step up to the challenge. They have been described as “avant garde metal“ and “blackened metal meets post-metal with some progressive post-hardcore for good measure”. Is it any clearer to you? Honestly, to me they sound like an aggressive-progressive metal band with harsh vocals, which are somewhat reminiscent of Cradle Of Filth. This is where I find myself torn between two things: the music and the vocals.
Despite my lack of taste for harsh vocals, the vast sum of the music was just too good for me to turn it away. As you may have noticed by now, minus one review (where it was requested), I don't do ratings. I consider numbering albums to be a pointless practice that tells you little about how you might feel about the music. If I write about an album, it means that I feel that there is some merit worth taking note. Black Table's new EP, Sentinel, is a grab bag full of delectable musical goodies that you should not hesitate to snack upon, regardless of when you're having dinner.
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Listen to and Buy "Sentinel" - Name Your Price!