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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

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4 stars Terrific tech-metal group sporting a snazzy layered guitar sound and power rhythms, mathematic and messy at the same time with hints of Voivod, Crimson and even early Rush. No singing and few solos to get in the way of the fun, filled with complexities easily missed, wild stops and starts, and an intense, almost anal infatuation with structure that changes too often to bore. 'Death's Other Dominion' is fine progmetal that features flurries of guitar harmonies, forceful campaigns and ringing melodies. The pace increases on 'Uno', 'Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla' is stormy and insistent, the aggressive 'Pray to Others' with light-to-heavy dynamics, and 'King Kong Died For Your Sins' is musical and rather sophisticated despite the silly name. 'Sleep Robot' video games its way into the 9-minute 'Opus' with its obsessed calculus-core and 'Robot Wins' ends the record in industrial fashion.

These guys could open for anyone from Metallica to King Crimson and please both crowds immensely. Arithmetal at its most annoying and astounding, and a great band.

Atavachron | 4/5 |


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