Antigama's fourth release, The Insolent, is more of an experience of multiple metal genres than it is an album. The record starts off with blazing speed and brutality during the first few songs. The track lengths are incredibly short, about two minutes each. The vocals do an incredible job of setting the pace, while the guitar and drum work clock at amazing speeds. It's not until “Sentenced to the Void” that the band lets on what exactly they doing with this album. About the time “Eraser” plays, they show a stylistic change. The albums goes from superspeedy grindcore, to thrashdeath, to a metal epic and touches on almost every metal genre in between. During every recording, not matter what genre they are touching on, the musicianship of this band is beyond imagining. The solo on the only instrumental “Out Beyond” definitely sounds like it is beyond anything the Earth could have come up with, but Antigama created it – and it is beautiful. As the style changes, the lengths of the song get longer.
Antigama's The Insolent” is a journey for the ears and the mind to behold. One minute, the ears are pummeled with devastating bass drums and intricately written guitar riffs. The next, the mind is slowed down a few notches with more unified structure and more concise riffage. This album is a marvel to listen to. All that is left for a listener is to sit, listen, and admire in awe.
Captain's Approval Rating: 9.6/10
Pawel – Drums
Reward or Punishment
Randomize the Algorithm
Sentenced to the Void
The Land of Monotony
Antigama's The Insolent was released on May 7 via Selfmadegod Records.
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