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ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal • Canada


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ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF is a instrumental progressive metal band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.They are quite unique in the fact that they feature three guitar players and no bassist.

In 2004 ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF self-released an EP titled "Swayze".After signing with Willowtip Records the band released their first full-length album,2006's "Gretzky",which included rerecorded and reworked versions of earlier ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF tracks.

As described by the band....."ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF remains a progressively-minded entity focused on visceral songcraft and layered, polyphonic instrumentation that highlights the seamless integration of wide-eyed romantic melody within a framework of orchestral complexity and devious song structure. We refuse to adhere to any musical rulebook and actively strive for bulletproof musicianship and hypnotizing fluidity."

Highly recommended to all fans of complex,instrumental progressive metal.




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Discography:
Swayze, studio album (2004)
Gretzky, studio album (2006)
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AykroydAykroyd
Willowtip Records 2011
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Willowtip Records 2006
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3.04 | 4 ratings
Gretzky
2006
3.83 | 4 ratings
Aykroyd
2011

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2.00 | 1 ratings
Live
2002
3.50 | 2 ratings
Swayze
2004

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 Aykroyd by ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.83 | 4 ratings

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Aykroyd
Electro Quarterstaff Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by UMUR
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars "Aykroyd" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Canadian progressive metal act Electro Quarterstaff. The album was released through Willowtip Records in October 2011.

Electro Quarterstaff play an instrumental and extremely technical type of progressive metal on "Aykroyd". While it may seem strange when the music doesn't vocals and lyrics the band are actually very good at incorporating humour in their music to go along with the cartoonish cover artwork. The humouristic element works like a charm. Always delivered in a tasteful yet wacky manner. The tracks are querky, structurally complex and delivered in a convincing high energy fashion. Electro Quarterstaff features a drummer, a bassist and no less than three guitarists. The team of guitarists compliment each other well throughout the album. Dissonant chords, odd melodies and harmonies which threatens to bend your mind at any time. Backed by the powerful and well playing rythm section, the guitar attack is something out of the ordinary. While there are some mellower moments on the album like the opening track "The Wolf Shall Inherit The Moon", "Aykroyd" is generally a very busy and challenging affair that takes some time to sink in. Upon repeated listens the album reveals quite a few layers though and if you're up for a challenge it's definitely an album I can recommend.

We're talking high level musicianship, a great organic sound production and some pretty intriguing songwriting. I'd say somewhere between a 3.5 to a 4 star (75%) rating is deserved.

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 Gretzky by ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.04 | 4 ratings

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Gretzky
Electro Quarterstaff Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by Atavachron
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars These Canadians, three guitars and a drummer, do a fine job of conjuring up metallic memories of dark clubs filled with youths in straightlegs and old leather, and the familiar odors of smoke, sweat, dust, alchohol, and ozone. Though we are spared the redundant riffing and vacuous singing so common in that realm, and could have used these guys back when progressive metal was still just a phrase batted around by musicians. Electro Quarterstaff do what was perceived as progmetal before it was a genre, fulfilling that promise if a bit late. Of course they are much more than retro bangers and though the numeric bricks of Metallica, Maiden and Exodus are present, this band takes more risks and isn't afraid to get dirtier than those groups. The three guitars work together amazingly well and the drummer Keith Moons his way through it all, somehow managing to keep reasonable time. 'Neckwrecker' throws us right into the shards of glass and develops a thick wall of tasteful tri-harmonic melody. 'Twisted Squid' jerks around with very impressive patterns and military leanings, 'Charmony' pulls back a touch and lets some musicality in, and 'The Right to Arm Bears' and 'Get Sick' are nut-crunchingly good army metal. 'Titanium Overlords' pushes through with plenty of stuck-pig harmonics and relentless solid gear, 'Eyepatch Romance' is in a Michael Schenker vein, and 'Something's Awry in the Hetfield of Dreams' is an obvious tribute. Classic Bay Area-tainted progmetal with a modern post-thrash freedom that allows Electro Quarterstaff to do what they want when they want.

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