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THE ANIMATION OF ENTOMOLOGY

Blotted Science

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.30 | 35 ratings

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4 stars "The Animation Of Entomology" is an EP release by US technical/progressive metal act Blotted Science. The EP was released through Eclectic Electric in October 2011. The bandīs debut full-length studio album "The Machinations of Dementia (2007)" was generally met with critical acclaim and the two mainmen behind the project, guitarist Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Spastic Ink) and bassist Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse) opted to work together again. Drummer Charlie Zeleny (Behold... the Arctopus) has been replaced by Hannes Grossmann (Necrophagist, Obscura).

Regardless of the change on the drummer position, the music on the EP continues down the same instrumental technical/progressive extreme metal path as the music on "The Machinations of Dementia (2007)". Itīs completely "over the top", adventurous and at times bizarre. Just as weīd expect from these guys. The rythms are insanely complex and Ron Jarzombekīs guitar playing virtuosic and inventive. Fast runs, odd time signatures, breaks, jazzy notes and other impossible to play tricks. "The Animation Of Entomology" is a 7 track, 24:47 minutes musical experience thatīll keep you on your toes all the way through the playing time. Itīs challenging and probably doesnīt stick the first couple of listens, but itīs the kind of release where patience is rewarded.

"The Animation Of Entomology" is a release for fans of the most technical metal out there. Expect to be amazed, challenged, and maybe confused about the direction of the tracks. I wouldnīt call it mindless noodling though as there are recognisable themes and hooks in the tracks. They just arenīt found right away. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

UMUR | 4/5 |

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