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Spastic Ink


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.94 | 78 ratings

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5 stars Wow. What can I say? If there ever was a band capable of pulling of a true "masterpiece" (whatever that is), Spastic Ink would be it. This album really has to be heard to be believed.It's awesome; mind-boggling; f*cked-up; relaxing; simplistic; technical; humourus; I could go on. It's Ron, Bobby and Pete at the height of their power. The album seems like a silly concept when you first hear it. I described it to a friend of mine: "Well it's this band's amazing new album. Completely CRAZY!" "Oh cool. What's it about?" "Computers." "What?" "Computers. The album's about computers. Like every song." "Gees, how could anyone write a whole album on computers?" "Erm..." But that is the craziness that is Spastic Ink. Who could write an album about computers? Ron Jarzombek. Is there anything this man can't do? The album starts with a dial-up tone, and then the band PLAY IT! I have always thought that would be a cool way to start a tune. I never ever thought anyone would actually do it. The next song, Just a Little Bit, is pretty self-explanitary, which is followed by Words for Nerds, the albums first laugh-out-loud moment. And so on. It's like one whole, technical, flawless, insane, self-contained experience. One of the great moments for me is Read Me, a song mostly made up of themes of other songs. I love it. How many other bands have the courage to do something like that? Everything on this album makes me smile, and, incedentally, I have absolutely no problem with Jason MacMaster's singing; it makes me smile as well. I think if the singing was pitch perfect, it would detract from the rest of the music. Ink's music is quirky by nature. I actually love MacMaster's "vocals". It's the same as how, in the film of West Side Story, it's really great all the Jets and the Sharks can't actually sing that well. It's really odd if you've heard that and then you go and see a west end version and they do all sing in tune. It just doesn't suit the music/storyline. The same I think is here. It's quirky. And I like it that way. So, in conclusion, buy this album. If you're a guitarist, buy this album. If you're a bassist, buy this album. If you're a drummer, buy this album. If your a keyboardist, buy this album. If you like prog, buy this album. If you like metal, buy this album. If you like post-rock, buy this album. If you're into computers, buy this album. Damnit just BUY THIS ALBUM! Your life will be better afterwards. Do you need any more damn persuading? :P
LDGuy | 5/5 |


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