A horrible hack

Cerebrum

Iridium

Year Released: 2018
Format: Download
Label: Transcending Obscurity
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jan 2, 2019
Dense with difficult ideas and complex rhythmic changes, 'Iridium' occupies a furrow-browed realm somewhere between late Death and early Meshuggah. Theirs is a dank, grey, monochrome world where the skyline is crowded with cruel spires and endless crenellations, the looming shadows they cast only punctured by the occasional gleam of a nimbly-picked arpeggio or quicksilver solo. While clearly entrenched in the tech death war camp, the strained bellows and wilful contrariness could also attract fans Coalesce or Starkweather - namedrops that will probably deter more folk than they attract, but should give those who appreciate obtuse, ornery, complicated metal something new to chew over


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