Full of many stylistic influences ranging from progressive metalrock, metal-core, grunge, stoner/sludge metal and eliments of industrial jazz/fusion. Guitarist/vocalist Sacha Dunable, guitarist/vocalist Dave Timnick, bassmaster Joe Lester and drummer Danny Walker have created in their own words, "Our most technical, brutal,catchy and stright up fearless endeavour" that incorporates their musical evolution into a well honed flow with "The Direction Of Last Things".
The opening track "Fast Worms" has a great harmonic harsh, dirty sonic grit-toit . Transforming into a succinct rhythmnic jazzytrip with fretless bass, leading you through the doors to polyrhythms of time and sound that only
Intronaut can create.
Clocking in around 8 minutes long, "Digital Gerrymandering" reminds me of Allen Parsons Project injected with Tool wrapped up in Alice In Chains. The vocals are clean harmonics that blend well with the lambyth of instrumental passages that mesmerize.
"The Pleasent Suprise" opens the agressive floodgates delivering a progressive heavy attack, dark and moody guitar and quick rhythm, screaming vox with sonic interludes leave me wanting more \m/.
Ok picture this; Frank Zappa collaborates with Pink Floyd and it was quite a Rush. "The Unlikely Event Of A Water Landing" creates a soundscape along those lines. Starts off slow building into an epic 8 minute track of musical
Old school Tool bass entwined with hypnotic melody, "Sul Ponticello" blends in perfectly. Catchy riffs and dynamic lyrics shine through; blazing on to the title track "The Direction Of Last Things", double bass drum blasts, with superb guitar chug and noodling. Gutteral lyrics with many technicaly intense guitar patterns roam throught an endless soundscape where there is no fear.
Closing out this progressive metal rarity is "City Hymnal" again a perfect blend of heavy with tight jazzy melody.
The Direction Of Last Things is like a box of assorted chocolates with every song containing a sweet suprise for the listener's senses. Lyricly well written, with a collective consciousness and intense musicianship. A hypnotic chaotic tone best describs it wit a solid bass backbone at the helm. The music is somewhat laidback yet intricate and inovative.
For fans of Otep, Mastodon, Cult Of Luna, Tool; Intronaut is well worth checking out.
On a progressive metalrock scale I give this a 8 outta 10.
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