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Spastic Ink


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.01 | 82 ratings

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3 stars Shock the world.

Fans of Watchtower, this is your instrumental band of the same group. Some of the most hyper-technical music you will find, Spastic Ink is a project in execution. This is jazz fusion on steroids, the kind BB would use. A word of caution would be not to expect any Gilmour-esque passages.

Among quirky titles we have a dazzling display of virtuosity. Odd time signatures, complex passages, blistering speed, and a side dose of humor. The mad data race is my personal favorite, a tune for the technology age. The closer is also another stellar track.

In essence though, this is what it is, an exercise in technical fortitude. While the musicians are able to make many legendary players look like beginners, there is not enough here to make you want to repeat listening over a long period of time. Almost like a shock routine. It's cool the first few times but then becomes old hat. No denying of the talents of Jarzombek, but one might have hoped that he honed in on his songwriting skills a little more.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |


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