These Santa Cruz, CA death dealers shun studio chicanery and keep their metal simple: gargantuan riffs, skull-shattering drums, ripping solos and vile death growls. One of the most intense offerings is the instrumental “Solar Impulse,” a spacey, prog-metal rocket launch into headbanging glory that would equally please fans of Job for a Cowboy and Yngwie Malmsteen. And therein lies the beauty of these dudes: they honor the genre’s pioneers without coming off as retro, while forging their own distinct, whiplash-inducing style. Take a listen to “Mirroring Dimensions,” a 4 1/2-minute shredfest filled with awe-inspiring time signature changes, neck-snapping riff shifts and double-bass thunder. Bands like Suffocation and Dying Fetus would proudly headbang along. Another tour de force is “Sea of Memories,” a majestic, six-plus minute fretboard frenzy marked by vocalist Bill Robinson’s death barks, a Euro-metal acoustic breakdown, soaring crescendos and more peaks and valleys than a J.R.R. Tolkien novel. No over-production, no sweetly sung choruses here. Just straight up tech death for extreme music addicts who tend to believe that almost every band on Ozzfest is a sellout.
Fuente: LimeWire Music Blog