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PREHISTORICISMS

Intronaut

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.07 | 96 ratings

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faceofdoomness
5 stars I listened to one song from this album I knew that I have found something rather unique and interesting. The music video that accompanied "Australopithecus" still intrigues me to no end and the music completely holds my attention as the strange but amazingly well executed sludgy post metal music fills the very cavities of my ears with crushing sounds of this band, Intronaut.

Now I have not listened to their other stuff but I intend to for I want to know how they were able to evolve into this kind of unique and special band in the grand world of progressive metal. Their music is very organic, almost alive I would say seeing as how each of the song off of this album seemingly represents different creatures from the prehistoric era. As each of these songs play I can just imagine the dinosaurs crawling about the young earth going about their lives. (Especially in the Reptilian Brain) I'm not gonna go do a song by song analysis but here's what I'll say about their sound.

The framework of this amazing piece of metal music is being held by the saucy, omnipresent sound of the pulsing bass. The bass work in this album is exceptionally amazing considering this is a metal album. The bass is what keeps everything together as it produces a captivating, almost hypnotic line of melody on its own as the two guitars interweave around the bass line. The guitars are of course heavy but there's more to it then that. They sound not too dry, not too full. Its like a perfect balance of those two elements along with some very interesting sludge/post metal fusion riffs that are completely addicting to the ears. And let's now forget the drums. Along with the bass, it holds the music down using lots of syncopation and rather interesting drum fills and rhythms. The vocals are all screaming but it fits in with the music so well that I can't even complain. All of those elements come together to form the living, breathing sound of the dinosaur-like heavy metal music of Intronaut.

Of course this music is not for everyone. But it's for people who want to hear something fresh, alive and yet at the same time brutal and crushing like a mammoth.. or dare I say, mastodon? :O The music itself takes a bit to get used to but once you do, man are you gonna enjoy it! I highly recommend it to progressive metal lovers everywhere that are looking for something other then overly pompous guitar solos, keyboards and other instruments.

faceofdoomness | 5/5 |

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