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Spastic Ink


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.01 | 82 ratings

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5 stars This album is just amazing and mind blowing, it's better and more intricate than any other release in all the ProgMetal sub-genre. There are fifty minutes full of complex music with awesome rhythm changes without any break or fillers played by three musicians with a very high level skill. There is not any self-indulgent soloing present and guitar, bass and drums are working together just perfectly. In fact Ink Complete is such a unique masterpiece that it would be good enough for 10 stars and that's not only my own opinion, it's been confirmed in many reviews in webzines all over the world. It's very hard for me to describe what's the music sound like. It does not have much to do with metal actually and stands high above everything. Probable most of average metal fans would refuse to listen to it claiming this kind of music is much too technical. But it's for sure not "technical for the sake of it". As well there isn't almost any similarity left to the music of WATCHTOWER although being the origin of this specific sub-genre.

A Wild Hare for example is the transition of an old "Bambi-cartoon" film score to guitar/bass/drums and Ron Jarzombek is playing all the dialogue including sniffs and throat-clearings on guitar. In A Morning With Squeakie Ron is playing a cartoon score of his own and it's just awesome. There are as well very beautiful melodies like To Counter And Groove In E Minor to relax a little bit from the high speed race. The album is so diverse, every track is a bit different and is demanding one's full attention all the time. I think it's much better than any album by high speed guitar masters like SATRIANI and STEVE VAI.

As a CONCLUSION I just can say, if you love high class intricate music you have to grab this album immediately. Really a pity that there are only 5 stars available to give.

hdfisch | 5/5 |


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