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Behold...The Arctopus - Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning (Re-issue) CD (album) cover


Behold...The Arctopus


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.73 | 31 ratings

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4 stars Amazing tech debut.

Behold... the Arctopus are one of the most exciting new bands in the tech metal world and this great reissue of their debut EP shows us exactly why. This is hopelessly frenetic music save for a few droning breakdowns (the one in 'Exospacial Psionic Aura' is really great'). All three musicians shred in unison - although not quite mindless spam, 'Sensory Amusia' can attest to this with some great jazzy moments. 'Alcoholocaust' is probably the highlight of the album and is easily the most technical of the bunch with mind blowing atonal fretwork from the warr guitar and Mike Lerner on the more standard electric with Charlie Zeleny's blistering syncopated poly-rhythmic drums being a constant highlight.

If that weren't enough the band shows that they are the real deal by including 4 live tracks which are exceptionally faithful to the original compositions (which is what they are in reality, they are much closer to compositions than songs), one can only wonder how such musicality and technicality could be achieved on the album let alone live.

Overall this essential listening for anyone into extreme technical metal, fans of SPASTIC INK in particular will enjoy.

FruMp | 4/5 |


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