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Spastic Ink


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.01 | 82 ratings

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4 stars Spastic Ink is the brainchid of ex-Watchtower guitarist Ron Jarzombeck. Together with his brother Bobby on drums and bassit Pete Perez, he unleashed this unbelievably technical trio in 97. Ink Complete almost redefines complexity in music. Bobby's bizarre cymbal fills have made him probably the most technically proficient drummer in metal, though he sacrifices feel. He almost sounds like a drum machine, only so much better and more precise. Ron tempers his metallic guitar with more Holdsworth-esque jazziness. Pete's bass is every bit a bizarre and complex as the other two. The fault of this album is that it is so technical that you'll listen to it a few times and switch to music that was written on Earth.

Musicians will delight in this virtuostic display that could shmae even Dream Theater, but it lacks the groove of the instrumental jazz or fusion albums that the band obvious tried to master. Highly recommended for musicians.

1800iareyay | 4/5 |


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