ART238 – Atavism

Many things can change in a seven year period; many things can work for the better or the worse. Fortunately, this hiatus worked for the benefit of ART238. After some intense live shows the band did last year in French soil, atavism_recto_promothey decided that 2014 is the right time to hurl their newest offering (the first in seven years) like a radioactive missile ready to awaken and revert the most primal human instincts. However, after the addition of new members,  there are certain elements that have shaped the band’s sound into something different.

At first, Atavism may seem like an … Read more

Deconstructing Sequence – Access Code

As a young and talented extreme progressive metal act, Deconstructing Sequence, from the UK, begins to make waves in the community. Their latest two-song EP, Access Code, seems to follow the trend established by their debut EP last year: it’s harsh, it’s extreme, it’s good, but it’s short!

The sci-fi-inspired three-piece seems to succeed to their 2013 EP “Year One”, both concept-wise, and in music. Musically, it’s fast-paced and heavy, with the occasional lighter clean guitar with lots of effects on. Over the marathoning drums, the guitars and keyboards exchange places frequently. Similarly, … Read more

Enter the squid-luminati’s crystal ball! Gigan – Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science

The new Gigan album is everything Gigan is about… Long titles and psychedelic extreme metal.

Gigan‘s last album Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes has put down the basics of what to expect from this jolly company : the songs are intense, intricate, and shrouded in aural mystery.

Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science is no disappointment in this regard. Gigan succeeds once again at bringing you a challenging and entertaining piece of musical sorcery. What betrays any Gigan song when listening to it are surely the drums. I have and probably will never find another band’s drummer that plays similarly … Read more