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CIRCADIAN

Intervals

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal


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3.98 | 14 ratings | 3 reviews | 36% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. 5-HTP (3:01)
2. Vantablack (5:03)
3. Luna[r]tic (4:09)
4. Lock & Key (4:56)
5. Signal Hill (3:33)
6. String Theory (4:56)
7. D.O.S.E. (4:26)
8. Earthing (5:26)

Total Time 35:30

Line-up / Musicians

- Aaron Marshall / guitars
- Jacob Umansky / bass
- Nathan Bulla / drums & percussion

With:
- Joshua De La Victoria / guitar (4)
- Marco Sfogli / guitar (6)
- Antonio Hancock / saxophone (7)

Releases information

Label: Sheet Happens
Format: Vinyl, CD, Digital
November 13, 2020

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INTERVALS Circadian ratings distribution


3.98
(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
36%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
36%
Good, but non-essential (14%)
14%
Collectors/fans only (14%)
14%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

INTERVALS Circadian reviews


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Review by kev rowland
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Reviewer
4 stars Some three years on from the last album, and guitarist Aaron Marshall is back with 'Circadian'. As with 'The Way Forward", drums and percussion are provided by Nathan Bulla, but there is a new bassist in Jacob Umansky, and together the three provide some incredible instrumental mathcore with elements of djent. What makes this such an enjoyable album is the way the music is light and full of space, while there is incredibly high note density, it feels right and much more about the music than someone's ego. There are times when all three musicians seem as one, all playing the same refrain, while at others they split away to provide contrast and depth. The guitars are multi-layered, and the songs structured and defined so they always have purpose and are never a meandering mess.

There is no singer, but there is simply no room for vocals to be slotted in anywhere as this music is just so frantic and dense. Bassist on the last album was Cameron McLellan, here are many times when this makes me think of his band, Protest The Hero (still can't believe they came all the way to NZ, what an act!) yet there are hints of Meshuggah here and there while fans of the likes of Animals As Leaders, Plini and Nick Johnston will also get a lot from this while it will also be appreciated by fans of Steve Vai as "Lock & Key" in particular would not seem out of place on 'Passion and Warfare'. A constant issue with instrumental albums is that they can feel either boring, or too self-indulgent, but neither is the case here where we have a trio being led by a guitarist with very firm ideas and direction and the result is something that is both massively over the top and highly enjoyable at the same time.

Latest members reviews

3 stars I first want to start off by saying that this album is super cool and it was a lot of fun to listen to. I love the virtuosic guitar playing, the fast drums and the really nice bass lines. The bass solo in "Vantablack" is super sick, and I love how they put both saxophone and what sounded to me l ... (read more)

Report this review (#2581728) | Posted by Cboi Sandlin | Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | Review Permanlink

5 stars How can music be this technically sophisticated yet so melodic, colorful, and imaginative at the same time? This is the question Aaron Marshall, the virtuoso guitar mastermind behind Intervals, has been moving listeners to ask themselves since exploding onto the instrumental modern progressive m ... (read more)

Report this review (#2477059) | Posted by ssmarcus | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | Review Permanlink

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