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Spastic Ink


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.94 | 78 ratings

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5 stars This albuw is definitely a grower. After reading a few reviews and looking at the lineup (which includes Bobby Jarzombek, one of my favorite drummers ever) I bought the CD and... I was disappointed! An hour of insanely complex music with thrashy vocals and weird time signatures. But that didn't stop me. I gave Ink Compatible a few dozens of spins and listened with great attention. And here we are - now I consider this album one of the best in the sub-genre (in not the whole genre). As you listen to this album more and more, you begin to understand that its complexity isn't the aim of Ron Jarzombek - it's just his way of expressing the music. There is nothing to add to this release - everything is simply perfect. The music is so thrilling and breathtaking that you just can't do anything else while listening: it fully takes your attention. Guitar, bass and keyboard solos change rapidly, and each of them is a masterpiece. Technically the musicians are totally mindblowing. Bobby's crushing drums, Pete's powerful bass and Ron's ultra-speed guitar are amazing, but that's not all: there are a few famous guests that will make your stay more fun than ever. Unfortunately, Bobby Jarzombek wasn't able to perform on all the tracks due to his heavy tour schedule with Rob Halford's band, but that actually doesn't spoil the impression. Overall, this album is a must for everyone who's ready to sacrifice some time to letting Ink Compatible grow on him. If you are one of those - buy it. You won't be disappointed.
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