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BUCKETHEAD, born Brian Patrick CARROLL on May 13, 1969, is a highly eclectic guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, known for his eccentricities, such as literally wearing a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on his head.

With over 150 studio albums, Buckethead has collaborated with dozens of other artists, including Les CLAYPOOL and film actor Viggo MORTENSEN. In addition, he has composed and performed music for a number of major motion pictures, including Saw II, Mortal Kombat, and Beverly Hills Ninja.

This expansive curriculum vitae has earned BUCKETHEAD a place on various lists of distinguished guitarists, including Guitar World's 25 All-Time Weirdest Guitarists.

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ColmaColma
CyberOctave 1998
Audio CD$8.49
$4.24 (used)
Electric TearsElectric Tears
Metastation 2002
Audio CD$11.96
$7.00 (used)
Population OverridePopulation Override
ION 2004
Audio CD$19.99
Electric SeaElectric Sea
Metastation 2012
Audio CD$11.97
$6.96 (used)
Population Override (Limited Purple Vinyl Edition)Population Override (Limited Purple Vinyl Edition)
Ion Records
Vinyl$30.99
From The CoopFrom The Coop
AVABELLA 2008
Audio CD$6.66
$7.14 (used)
Monsters and RobotsMonsters and Robots
Cyber Octave 1999
Audio CD$8.50
$4.94 (used)
KaleidoscalpKaleidoscalp
TZADIK RECORDS 2005
Audio CD$11.63
$8.09 (used)
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BUCKETHEAD discography


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3.17 | 11 ratings
Bucketheadland
1992
4.08 | 18 ratings
Giant Robot
1994
3.17 | 10 ratings
The Day of the Robot
1996
4.15 | 28 ratings
Colma
1998
4.29 | 17 ratings
Monsters and Robots
1999
3.92 | 7 ratings
Some Where Over The Slaughterhouse
2001
3.11 | 8 ratings
Funnel Weaver
2002
3.68 | 9 ratings
Bermuda Triangle
2002
4.08 | 20 ratings
Electric Tears
2002
2.00 | 1 ratings
Pandemoniumfromamerica (with Viggo Mortensen)
2003
3.86 | 10 ratings
Bucketheadland 2
2003
3.88 | 7 ratings
Island of Lost Minds
2004
4.21 | 19 ratings
Population Override
2004
4.04 | 5 ratings
The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell
2004
1.00 | 1 ratings
Intelligence Failure (with Viggo Mortensen)
2005
4.11 | 9 ratings
Enter the Chicken
2005
3.69 | 7 ratings
Kaleidoscalp
2005
3.00 | 6 ratings
Inbred Mountain
2005
3.50 | 6 ratings
The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock
2006
4.57 | 14 ratings
Crime Slunk Scene
2006
3.50 | 6 ratings
Pepper's Ghost
2007
3.89 | 8 ratings
Acoustic Shards
2007
2.04 | 8 ratings
Bucketheadland Blueprints
2007
3.67 | 6 ratings
Decoding the Tomb of Bansheebot
2007
3.00 | 6 ratings
Cyborg Slunks
2007
1.00 | 1 ratings
From The Coop
2008
3.14 | 7 ratings
Albino Slug
2008
3.00 | 3 ratings
Slaughterhouse On The Prairie
2009
4.24 | 14 ratings
A Real Diamond in the Rough
2009
1.00 | 1 ratings
Forensic Follies
2009
2.67 | 3 ratings
Needle In A Slunk Stack
2009
4.00 | 10 ratings
Shadows Between the Sky
2010
2.33 | 3 ratings
Spinal Clock
2010
3.43 | 7 ratings
Captain Eo's Voyage
2010
1.00 | 1 ratings
Left Hanging (with Travis Dickerson)
2010
2.90 | 11 ratings
Look Up There
2011
2.32 | 6 ratings
Underground Chamber
2011
3.88 | 6 ratings
3 Foot Clearance
2011
3.96 | 6 ratings
Empty Space
2011
3.54 | 9 ratings
It's Alive
2011
3.78 | 4 ratings
Balloon Cement
2012
3.04 | 5 ratings
March of the Slunks
2012
3.00 | 8 ratings
Racks
2012
3.00 | 5 ratings
The Silent Picture Book
2012
3.43 | 18 ratings
Electric Sea
2012
2.92 | 5 ratings
The Shores of Molokai
2012
1.17 | 4 ratings
Pearsons Square
2013
4.75 | 5 ratings
Slug Cartilage
2013
3.04 | 5 ratings
The Pit
2013
2.13 | 5 ratings
Thank you Ohlinger's
2013
2.13 | 5 ratings
Worms for the Garden
2013
1.96 | 4 ratings
Pancake Heater
2013
3.04 | 5 ratings
Twisterlend
2013
1.44 | 6 ratings
Rise of the Blue Lotus
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Hollowed Out
2013
3.04 | 5 ratings
It Smells Like Frogs
2013
2.50 | 4 ratings
Coat of Charms
2013
3.78 | 4 ratings
Pike 14
2013
3.79 | 5 ratings
Pumpkin
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Feathers
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Splatters
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Mannequin Cemetery
2013
3.83 | 5 ratings
Halls Of Dimension
2013
3.78 | 4 ratings
Spiral Trackway (Pike 21)
2013
3.04 | 4 ratings
Forgotten Library
2013
2.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 16 - The Boiling Pond
2013
3.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 23 - Telescape
2013
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 34 - Pikes
2013
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 40 - Coat Of Arms
2013
1.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 41 - Wishes
2013
2.87 | 4 ratings
Sphere Facade (Pike 22)
2013
2.91 | 4 ratings
Thaw (Pike 20)
2013
2.04 | 4 ratings
Pike 18
2013
2.96 | 4 ratings
Pike 15
2013
4.06 | 7 ratings
Pike 13
2013
2.09 | 4 ratings
The Spirit Winds
2013
4.76 | 6 ratings
Teeter Slaughter
2013
3.92 | 5 ratings
Night Gallery
2014
4.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 92 - The Splatterhorn
2014
3.96 | 4 ratings
Pike 94 - Magic Lantern
2014
2.88 | 5 ratings
Outpost
2014
1.18 | 3 ratings
Celery
2014
2.91 | 4 ratings
Snow Slug
2014
2.13 | 4 ratings
Leave The Light On
2014
4.78 | 4 ratings
Pike 75 - Twilight Constrictor
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 76
2014
3.09 | 3 ratings
Pike 77 - Bumbyride Dreamlands
2014
4.77 | 3 ratings
Pike 81 - Carnival Of Cartilage
2014
4.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 82 - Calamity Cabin
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
Pike 83 - Dreamless Slumber
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 84 - Whirlpool
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 85 - Walk In Loset
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 86 - Our Selves
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
PIKE 87 - INTERSTELLAR SLUNK
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
PIKE 88 - RED PEPPER RESTAURANT
2014
3.86 | 3 ratings
Pike 91
2014
4.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 98 - Pilot
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 99 - Polar Trench
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 100 - The Mighty Microscope
2014
1.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 101 - In The Hollow Hills
2014
3.70 | 4 ratings
Outlined For Citacis
2014
3.00 | 3 ratings
Cycle
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
City Of Ferris Wheels
2014
2.28 | 6 ratings
Claymation Courtyard
2014
2.86 | 3 ratings
Hide In The Pickling Jar
2014
3.75 | 5 ratings
The Miskatonic Scale
2014
2.00 | 4 ratings
Pike 73 - Final Blend Of The Labyrinth
2014
2.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 72 - Closed Attractions
2014
3.91 | 4 ratings
Pike 74 - Infinity Hill
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
Propellar
2014
3.77 | 3 ratings
Assignment 033-03
2014
2.00 | 2 ratings
42
2014
2.96 | 5 ratings
Citacis
2014
3.05 | 5 ratings
Listen For The Whisper
2014
2.91 | 4 ratings
The Time Travelers Dream
2014
1.30 | 4 ratings
Pitch Dark
2014
3.17 | 4 ratings
The Frankensteins Monsters Blinds
2014
3.96 | 7 ratings
Passageways
2014
3.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 69
2014
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Mighty Microscope
2014
1.23 | 3 ratings
Pike 78
2014
1.74 | 8 ratings
Rainy Days
2014
2.14 | 3 ratings
The Coats of Claude
2014
3.87 | 4 ratings
Roller Coaster Track Repair
2014
3.92 | 6 ratings
Triple Stamp a Double Stamp
2014
2.67 | 3 ratings
Wishes
2014
3.55 | 10 ratings
Hold Me Forever In Memory of My Mom Nancy York Carroll
2014
2.91 | 3 ratings
Grand Gallery
2014
3.04 | 5 ratings
Coaster Coat
2014
3.82 | 3 ratings
Geppetos Trunk
2014
3.82 | 3 ratings
Abandoned Slaughterhouse
2014
3.78 | 4 ratings
Ydrapoej
2014
3.15 | 7 ratings
Monument Valley
2014
3.77 | 3 ratings
Cutout Animatronic
2014
2.50 | 2 ratings
The Boiling Pond
2014
4.71 | 5 ratings
Factory
2014
1.52 | 6 ratings
Footsteps
2014
2.95 | 3 ratings
43
2014
3.90 | 2 ratings
Yarn
2014
3.04 | 5 ratings
Backwards Chimney
2014
2.22 | 4 ratings
Northern Lights
2014
2.90 | 2 ratings
Aquarium
2014
2.90 | 2 ratings
Last Call for the E.P. Ripley
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Nautical Nightmares
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Blank Bot
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Scream Sundae
2015
2.05 | 2 ratings
Kareem's Footprint
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Carrotcature
2015
2.05 | 2 ratings
Popcorn Shells
2015
2.96 | 4 ratings
Invisable Forest
2015
2.05 | 2 ratings
Chickencoopscope
2015
3.23 | 7 ratings
Heaven is your Home (For my Father, Thomas Manley Carroll)
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Fog Gardens
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Carnival Cutouts
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Whisper Track
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
The Cellar Yawns
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Ancient Lens
2015
3.05 | 2 ratings
Herbie Climbs a Tree
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Upside Down Skyway
2015
4.35 | 3 ratings
Twisted Branches
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Half Circle Bridge
2015
2.05 | 3 ratings
Land of Miniatures
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Bats in the Lite Brite
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Four Forms
2015
2.95 | 3 ratings
Blue Tide
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Ghoul
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Orange Tree
2015
1.10 | 2 ratings
Region
2015
3.05 | 3 ratings
Shapeless
2015
4.00 | 2 ratings
Ognarader
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
The Windowsill
2015
1.46 | 5 ratings
Washed Away
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
A Ghost Took My Homework
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
Crest of the Hill
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
The Blob
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Last House on Slunk Street
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Quilted
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Visitor From The Mirror
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
30 Days Til Halloween: Swollen Glasses
2015
3.82 | 3 ratings
29 Days Til Halloween: Blurmwood
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
28 Days Til Halloween: The Insides of the Outsides
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
27 Days Til Halloween: Cavern Guide
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
26 Days Til Halloween: Bogwitch
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
25 Days Til Halloween: Window Fragment
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
24 Days Til Halloween: Screaming Scalp
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
23 Days Til Halloween: Wax
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
22 Days Til Halloween: I Got This Costume From The Sears Catalog
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
21 Days Til Halloween: Cement Decay
2015
3.86 | 2 ratings
20 Days Til Halloween: Forgotten Experiment
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
19 Days Til Halloween: Light in Window
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
18 Days Til Halloween: Blue Squared
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
17 Days Til Halloween: 1079
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
16 Days Til Halloween: Cellar
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
15 Days Til Halloween: Grotesques
2015
3.00 | 2 ratings
14 Days Til Halloween: Voice From The Dead Forest
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
13 Days Til Halloween: Maple Syrup
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
12 Days Til Halloween: Face Sling Shot
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
11 Days Til Halloween: Reflection
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
10 Days Til Halloween: Residue
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
9 Days Til Halloween: Eye on Spiral
2015
3.90 | 2 ratings
8 Days Til Halloween: Flare Up
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
7 Days Til Halloween: Cavernous
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
6 Days Til Halloween: Underlair
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
5 Days Til Halloween: Scrapbook Front
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
4 Days Til Halloween: Silent Photo
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
3 Days Til Halloween: Crow Hedge
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
2 Days Til Halloween: Cold Frost
2015
3.86 | 3 ratings
Happy Halloween: Silver Shamrock
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
365 Days Til Halloween: Smash
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
The Wishing Brook
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Rooms of Illusions
2015
1.95 | 2 ratings
Sunken Parlor
2015
2.14 | 3 ratings
Screen Door
2015
2.95 | 3 ratings
Hornet
2015
1.05 | 2 ratings
Crumple
2015
1.00 | 2 ratings
Trace Candle
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Teflecter
2015
2.00 | 2 ratings
Wheels of Ferris
2015
3.38 | 4 ratings
Pike Doors
2015
2.95 | 2 ratings
Old Toys
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Rain Drops on Christmas
2015
2.17 | 5 ratings
Sideway Streets
2015
3.83 | 5 ratings
Herbie Theatre
2015
2.95 | 3 ratings
Wall to Wall Cobwebs
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Squid Ink Lodge
2015
2.14 | 3 ratings
The Moltrail
2015
2.96 | 4 ratings
Forest of Bamboo
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Weird Glows Gleam
2015
2.78 | 4 ratings
Collect Itself
2015
1.42 | 5 ratings
The Left Panel
2015
2.91 | 3 ratings
Night Of The Snowmole
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Glow In The Dark
2015
2.00 | 3 ratings
Infinity Of The Spheres
2015
3.15 | 8 ratings
Project Little Man
2015
3.70 | 4 ratings
Marble Monsters
2015
2.78 | 4 ratings
Vacuum
2015
2.15 | 7 ratings
Along the River Bank
2015
2.04 | 5 ratings
Tourist
2015
1.95 | 3 ratings
Creaky Doors and Creaky Floors
2015
2.05 | 3 ratings
Elevator
2015
2.83 | 4 ratings
Louzenger
2015
2.17 | 5 ratings
Shaded Ray
2015
2.91 | 9 ratings
The Other Side of the Dark
2015
2.83 | 4 ratings
Scroll of Vegetable
2015
2.82 | 3 ratings
Firebolt
2015
2.09 | 4 ratings
Solar Sailcraft
2015
2.00 | 4 ratings
Hideous Phantasm
2015
2.82 | 3 ratings
Giant Claw
2015
1.91 | 3 ratings
Observation
2015
1.91 | 3 ratings
Hats and Glasses
2015
2.14 | 2 ratings
Tucked Into Dreams
2015
1.26 | 4 ratings
Forever Lake
2015
3.22 | 4 ratings
Down in the Bayou Part Two
2015
4.09 | 4 ratings
Down the Bayou Part One
2015
1.96 | 4 ratings
Chamber of Drawers
2015
3.60 | 6 ratings
Rotten Candy Cane
2015
2.04 | 5 ratings
Paint to the Tile
2015
2.90 | 2 ratings
Embroidery
2015
3.77 | 3 ratings
Digging Under the Basement
2015
2.82 | 3 ratings
Haunted Roller Coaster Chair
2015
3.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 240 - Chart
2016
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 237 - The Five Blocks
2016
3.90 | 2 ratings
Pike 238 - Attic Garden
2016
2.18 | 3 ratings
Pike 239 - The Mermaid Stairwell
2016
3.09 | 3 ratings
Pike 241 - Sparks In The Dark
2016
3.09 | 3 ratings
Pike 242 - Hamdens Hollow
2016
4.00 | 3 ratings
Pike 243 - Santa's Toy Workshop
2016
1.14 | 3 ratings
Pike 235 - Oneiric Pool
2016
2.90 | 2 ratings
Pike 236 - Castle On Slunk Hill
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Mirror Realms
2016
1.00 | 2 ratings
Cove Cloud
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Out of the Attic
2016
1.00 | 2 ratings
Dragging the Fence
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Buildor
2016
1.05 | 2 ratings
Florrmat
2016
2.00 | 4 ratings
Happy Birthday MJ 23
2016
2.14 | 3 ratings
Arcade Of The Deserted
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
The Creaking Stairs
2016
2.90 | 2 ratings
Cabs
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Rooftop
2016
2.13 | 4 ratings
Drift
2016
1.95 | 2 ratings
Lightboard
2016
2.05 | 2 ratings
22222222
2016
3.13 | 4 ratings
Coupon
2016
4.00 | 3 ratings
Pike 244 - Out Orbit
2017
1.18 | 3 ratings
Pike 245 - Space Viking
2017
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 246 - Nettle
2017
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 247 - Rivers In The Seas
2017
2.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 248 - Adrift In Sleepwakefulness
2017
2.05 | 2 ratings
Pike 249 - The Moss Lands
2017
2.95 | 2 ratings
Pike 250 - 250
2017
3.00 | 2 ratings
Pike 251 - Waterfall Cove
2017
2.14 | 2 ratings
Pike 252 - Bozo In The Labyrinth
2017
3.10 | 2 ratings
Pik3 253 - Coop Erstown
2017
3.05 | 3 ratings
Pike 254 - Woven Twigs
2017
3.95 | 3 ratings
Pike 255 - Abominable Snow Scalp
2017
3.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 256 - Meteor Firefly Net
2017
2.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 257 - Blank Slate
2017
1.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 258 - Echo
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 264 - Poseidon
2017
4.00 | 3 ratings
Pike 259 - Undersea Dead City
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 260 - Ferry To The Island Of Lost Minds
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 261 - Portal To The Red Waterfall
2017
3.00 | 1 ratings
Pike 262 - Nib Y Nool
2017
3.10 | 2 ratings
Pike 263 - Glacier
2017

BUCKETHEAD Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BUCKETHEAD Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Young Buckethead - Volume One
2006
0.00 | 0 ratings
Young Buckethead - Volume Two
2006
2.00 | 1 ratings
Secret Recipe
2006

BUCKETHEAD Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

BUCKETHEAD Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 2 ratings
KFC Skin Piles
2001
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Rising Sun
2011

BUCKETHEAD Reviews


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 Pike 264 - Poseidon by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 264 - Poseidon
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

— First review of this album —
4 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 264 - Poseidon / 21st release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 6 tracks all titled 'Poseidon' / Clocks in at 30minutes 18seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead. Like many of these same track named PIKEs, this one's playlist runs together fairly seamless merely passing the melody baton onto the next track

'Poseidon Part 1' (6:12) begins with clean guitars that echo in response to ambient backgrounds. And then heavy grungy guitars start in and create an industrial metal type playfulness with the ambience. Then it turns into heavy alternative metal riffing for a while before it slows down to a placid respite in aggressiveness with clean mellowness. Of course it picks back up with crunchy riffing and some melodic solos that aren't fast but complementary. There is a nice mix of melody and virtuosity on this one. An excellent track that takes different aspects of previous PIKEs and stitches them together in a rather pleasant way

'Poseidon Part 2' (3:10) continues melodically from the previous track but after a grungy sustain emerges a clean echo guitar that carries the melody until another crunchy metal guitar riff picks up again. Like the last track it is sort of in the mid tempo range but still rather forceful in delivery. The emphasis remains on the melody which makes this PIKE so far an easy pill to swallow.

'Poseidon Part 3' (4:01) picks up the melody and creates a more sophisticated interaction between rhythmic and soloing dynamics. Lots of staccato riffing with melodic guitar sticking its nose in every little crack it can sniff out, ooooo baby. Nice melodic guitar solos are flowing like fruit of a cornucopia. Bravo!

'Poseidon Part 4' (4:36) seamlessly transitions tracks with a crunchy guitar riff and licks but slows down for a while into near ambience only until it picks up the crunchiness once again and alternative bands head for a while.

'Poseidon Part 5' (6:32) at this point i've had a few beers and anything sounds good but it continues the [%*!#]ing album in a pleasurable weigh. I want to insert floppy discs into my smart phone

'Poseidon Part 6' (5:47) makes me think that i liked Wanda Sykes as the voice of the skunk in 'Over The Hedge' for no particular reason actually

POSEIDON was the Olympian god of the sea, earthquakes, floods, drought and horses. He was depicted as a mature man with a sturdy build and dark beard holding a trident (a three-pronged fisherman's spear). God of drought AND horses? Who made this [&*!#] up. How about god of draught and porters. My kinda god. I rarely drink, i swear

 Intelligence Failure (with Viggo Mortensen) by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2005
1.00 | 1 ratings

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Intelligence Failure (with Viggo Mortensen)
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

— First review of this album —
1 stars Despite including BUCKETHEAD on almost all VIGGO MORTENSEN's solo albums, for some reason there are only two which give equal billing on the album cover thus officially casting the albums as a full-fledged collaboration. The first was VIGGO's fith release, the 2003 release "Pandemoniumforamerica" and the second was his seventh INTELLIGENCE FAILURE which once again makes a reprise into the world political criticism of failed US policies around the world. Once again this is one of those avant-garde ambient affairs that includes speeches by George Bush, Dick Cheney, C. Ray Nagin, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, Cindy Sheehan and Howard Zinn accompanied by sound effects, keyboard swooshiness and other contributions by MORTENSEN's family members as well as Travis Dickerson, our chicken loving guitar hero and we can't forget Brigit!

What we basically get here is a collage effect that weaves together political speeches, political critique, patriotic musical segments, ambient effects, sound effects such as sirens, soldiers marching etc. all for the purpose of creating a musical counter statement to the criminal behaviors of the US war machine regarding the invasion of Iraq in 2003. There is a fair amount of emphasis on cheesy piano runs and other emotional tugs are designed to pull heartstrings and everything is kept in mellow yellow mode. BUCKETHEAD contributes clean guitars with some really out there reverb moments but really there is really very little on here that is remotely interesting musically speaking and the LAST thing i want to hear when i put on an album is commentary by some of the most heinous political elites ever to walk this planet. It's bad enough to hear these things on the news.

I can understand the emotional reaction of the day and the desire to protest in a more effective way than with picket signs but unfortunately i think the FAILURE part of the title in this one is fairly self-prophetic as it is rather ineffective in keeping my interest in any possible way and THAT's coming from one of the most open-minded music lovers you could ever read a review from. While this one may have been ignited with a passion to protest, it serious lacks the inspiration to pull it off with any conviction and besides ONE of these types of albums was more than enough. If you must check one of these out only, the previous album with both BH & VIGGO in the title "Pandemoniumforamerica" was more interesting but even that one i doubt i'll ever revisit again.

 The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2004
4.04 | 5 ratings

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The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars After a dip into a mellower retro 70s vibe on his previous release "Population Override," BUCKETHEAD turned up the adrenaline several notches and returned to a more extreme metal sound with his 13th album THE CUCKOO CLOCKS OF HELL which was also his 3rd and final album of 2004. This one has been called one of BUCKETHEAD's most extreme metal releases and that is probably true at least up until some of the later Pikes like "Twisted Branches," however this one dishes out a series of frenetic heavy spastic metal riffs at the speed of light with absolutely no regard to any sort of traditional songwriting orthodoxy. Many of the tracks are quite progressive in their sophistication with time signatures run amok, brutal passages that could at times fit in on tech death metal and avant-garde guitar workouts like there's no tomorrow. Like most BUCKETHEAD albums, this one is totally instrumental with BH abusing the stringed instruments and Dan Monti helping out on drums.

THE CUCKOO CLOCKS OF HELL is also one of the more famous BH releases for the fact that it contains the track "Spokes For The Wheel Of Torment" which is one of only four BH tracks ever set to video and i must say that it is one of the coolest videos i've ever seen as it features a semi-animated horrorscape cape set in the Bosch painting "Garden Of Earthly Delights" and the animated segments correspond to the progressive outbursts as heard on the track. There are also two cover versions. One with BH peeking out of a charcoal grey CUCKOO CLOCK on the wall and another with more colorful display of different artistry. Many of the track titles make reference to Dante's Inferno, the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th century epic poem Divine Comedy.

This album begins with a tick-tocking of a clock and then a CUCKOO bird ushers in an industrial metal riff explosion that fully fueled and head banging to the max. The riffs are followed by a series of guitar solos, funk passages and avant-garde jittery riffing segments which pretty much sets the stage for the entire aggressively delivered progressive punch into the avant-garde metal world. One of my favorite tracks are "The Treeman" which has little guitar runs that sound like insects talking to each other as well as doom-laden crunch slow riffs however it has so many style switch-ups that it's impossible to name them all. A funky bass line is never far behind either. Another favorite is "Bedlam's Bluff" with its off-kilter timings and altering of aggressive riffing with avant- funky licks. "Moth To Flame" has some of the most technically horror filled guitar workouts i've ever heard!

THE CUCKOO CLOCKS OF HELL is a stellar release of avant-garde metal with each track changing things up enough to create its own identity while keeping an overall feel to the entire album. This album displays some of BH's most diverse guitar playing skills with everything from extreme metal and jazz to cartoonish type rhythms as well as the expected invented musical scales that sound as alien as anything you could ever imagination. This one is highly recommended for the adventurous music lover of avant-garde instrumental music that takes all the ingredients of metal, jazz, classical, funk and even gypsy swing and boils them down into a hellish concoction that is quite the adventurous ride.

4.5 rounded down

 Population Override by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2004
4.21 | 19 ratings

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Population Override
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars Even on the earlier albums BUCKETHEAD was trying to please an eclectic crowd of music lovers. For music nerds such as myself, he would release albums such as "Island Of Lost Souls" delving headfirst into experimental nosedives into the unknown that left the uninitiated scratching their heads as to what they were listening to however with the followup his avant-garde expression, BUCKETHEAD released his twelfth album and second of 2004 in the form of POPULATION OVERRIDE which was more of collaborative effort with keyboardist Travis Dickerson and drummer Pinchface.

The album was pretty much a collection of spontaneous riffs that were floating around during the sessions of the Cornbugs album "Brain Circus" and kinda just took off as extended bluesy jams with a funky bass back support system. While originally released in 2004 with only ten tracks, it was reissued in 2014 as a double vinyl LP album that included an extra eight tracks although the extra running time only extends from 55:22 to 70:33 as the extra tracks are fairly short with most running under the two minute mark. The album has a the theme of overpopulation by means of the track titles only since all is instrumental.

The album is supposed to be a tribute of some sort to the great vinyl records of the 60s and 70s and i have to say that the first track "Unrestrained Growth" does very much remind me of something that could have occurred in an alternative universe where the Grateful Dead jammed with Sly & the Family Stone with Hendrix dropping in for some lead guitar support. The album is actually quite varied in sound with some upbeat funk rockers like "A Day Will Come" that sound like Herbie Hancock hung out with Budgie for a few sessions! Slower tracks like "Cruel Reality Of Nature" and "Earth Heals Herself" are space rock numbers bringing classic 70s Pink Floyd to mind without coming off as too derivative since there is always a slightly jazzy blues feel to many of the tracks and many sprinkled with retro mellotron and organ runs.

Overall POPULATION OVERRIDE is a very enjoyable journey into a melodic jam session that runs the gamut of heavier funk-laden rock, bluesy shuffles and space rock to contemplative slower tracks that are more ethereal. All of the tracks have catchy grooves and a sense of lament does permeate the atmosphere which in a way does contribute to the overarching theme. The extra six tracks on the vinyl re-release come from different albums actually. "Inferno," "Braingate" and "CS-118" come from the first Cobra Strike album (side project band) and "Covert," "Blue Crystal" and "Aluminum Clouds" were lifted off of the "Funnel Weaver" album which makes them honestly a ridiculously lame attempt at creating extra tracks for a re-release therefore rather inessential unless you must own every single issue of every single recording of BUCKETHEAD which may either bankrupt you or send you to the insane asylum. Or both.

 Pike 263 - Glacier by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.10 | 2 ratings

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Pike 263 - Glacier
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

3 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 263 - Glacier / 20th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 5 tracks / Clocks in at 30minutes 57seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Glacier" (13:50) slowly begins things with a nonchalantly unfolding guitar riff that becomes joined by bass and drums and then the riffing becomes a bit heavier. All stays mid tempo but after a while a cool echo effect takes over for a bit but reverts back to the alternative riffing that is punctuated by slower clean guitar segments. Melodically this track doesn't change it up too much and is remnant of countless other PIKEs that have come before but the dynamics are mixed up a bit with riff changes and tempo shifts. Nothing is jarring with this one and all is smooth as silk with riffing segments, soloing and predictable chord changes. One of those tracks that's perfectly listenable and unobtrusive but at the same time has been done many times before and has absolutely no luster to loose not to mention it becomes quite repetitive and outstays its welcome. Nice but not outstanding unless this is the first BUCKETHEAD track you've ever heard

"Relic" (4:03) begins soft and sensual sounding like a new wave guitar track but with also sounds a little flamenco in guitar strumming with a little surf guitar style mixed in. Sort of a new sound for BH actually. All stays subdued with clean guitar and a little Spanish guitar flair but never bursts out into anything energetic. The percussion remains light and fluffy and just when it all sounds like it's ready to burst into a full-fledge production, it steps back and becomes super mellow. Nice track though

"Food" (5:19) completely shifts gears and immediately pumps out blistering adrenaline fueled metal riffs at light speed. The riffs are a bit thrashy as they gallop along with alternative grungy distortion turned up. Between the gallops is a little dance of progressive licks but never hang around too long and jump back into the steady stream of metal madness. Nice melodic development that combines heaviness with a heady flow. Nice track

"Evaporate" (4:06) begins with clean guitar and ambient background. As the melodic flow unfolds it morphs into different riffs and then picks up steam after a while by incorporating a more energetic percussive drive but the ambience remains thick and the clean guitar tone never changes. It never picks up past mid tempo and then slows down again. Pretty mellow track and fairly average actually

"Plate" (3:39) jumps back into metal with jittery riffs and a bouncy rhythm. Sounds like something from the 80s hard rock scene but i can't put my finger on exactly what. Maybe a tad Van Halen but not quite. The riff dances around for a while and then a sizzling solo takes over until it derails and then the bouncy riff is back. Nice track but nothing OMG original

This is an average PIKE. Lots of nicely delivered tracks with a little bit of originality but for the most part rehashes of ideas already well covered on previous PIKEs. Nice to listen to but not one that compels me to return for future listens. Well played and good but nothing more

 Pike 262 - Nib Y Nool by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 262 - Nib Y Nool
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

— First review of this album —
3 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 262 - Nib Y Nool / 19th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 10 tracks all titled 'Nib Y Nool' / Clocks in at 29minutes 18seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead. Like most PIKEs with identical track names, this one pretty much seamlessly flows as one giant track with only minor changes between them for the most part but surprises do occur

'Nib Y Nool 1' 4:02) ferociously attacks the listener with instant frenetic metal riffing that are jangled and highly caffeinated. Some little solos break through the din and then the fast riffing returns for a while. There are little breaks of jangly slowdowns and more licks and solos that jump in randomly. It sounds like the music is somewhat dissonant and has a sludge metal feel to it at times. Drums are quite well performed

'Nib Y Nool 2' (2:56) picks up without missing a beat and jumps into another series of heavy riffs that trade off with licks. Sounds much like 'Nool 1' but has some more thrashy parts dispersed throughout

'Nib Y Nool 3' (5:24) also picks up imperceptibly but becomes a little more progressive in its erratic time signatures until the solo erupts then it's more of a smooth flow. It continues to trade off in a series of heavy riffs, feisty licks and more extended solos. There are also moments of little licks that remind me of early Van Halen as well as industrial type metal riffs

'Nib Y Nool 4' (2:24) seamlessly transitions only creating more progressive sludgy riffs while the solo erupts fairly soon. It slows down into a strange sliding frenzy and then back to heavy distorted riffs and solos

'Nib Y Nool 5' (2:06) likewise picks up with heavy riffing but then becomes extremely erratic with angular rhythms and heavy staccato breaks before jumping back into scorching solos and slower jangly segments

'Nib Y Nool 6' (2:13) offers the most abrupt change between tracks as the previous solo changes into a bassier riff line but then jumps into the same proggy sludge metal attack again and then solos and then more riffs

'Nib Y Nool 7' (2:57) offers another interesting change. Tempo slows and jangly chords appear and disappear before bursting into a thrashy heavy riff much like Pantera cranked out in their heyday but then it all follows the general gist of the PIKE and alternates heavy riffs with solos and guitar licks all delivered as blistering speeds

'Nib Y Nool 8' (1:53) slows down a little and sounds like doom metal for a little ways but becomes more progressive and avant-garde with finger acrobatic riffs and squeals then back to just plain riffing. Then a nice feedback finish that begins a new melody only to change to'

'Nib Y Nool 9' (2:30) '. a heavier thrashy riff track like many other tracks of this PIKE. The usual riff, solo, jangle parts alternate in varied shuffled ways. 'Nib Y Nool 10' (2:53) pretty much picks up only with more of a bluesy shuffle for a little segment but then starts breaking down more syncopated and progressive time sig chops erupt and then the regular riffs, solos etc. After a while an unexpected acoustic guitar (?) or some strange stringed instrument that steps out of the Halloween series and becomes one of those bizarre dark ambient tracks out of the blue and that's the way it all ends

I have absolutely no idea what the title NIB Y NOOL means but it is a strong PIKE that is adventurous all the way through if not a little one-dimensional in terms of the tones and timbres at least until the very end. While the riffs, licks and compositions are fairly well done, there is a lot of repeating the same ideas and just shuffling them around. I would classify this one as an adventurous album with experimentation aplenty but there's something about this one that just isn't as much of a wild ride as other PIKEs that delve into this territory and i'm not sure exactly why some of these work for these more than others. Subtle variations are often the deciding factor. This one is well performed and a true proggy head banging experience but probably needed a little more variation to be in the top tier of the PIKE world

 Island of Lost Minds by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.88 | 7 ratings

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Island of Lost Minds
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars ISLAND OF LOST MINDS is rather unique in the BUCKETHEAD discography. His 11th album (1st of 2004) was only sold at his shows while he was touring and was self-released in limited quantity and long out-of-print and almost impossible to find despite being re-released once in 2006 by TDRS Music. Before the chicken lover was a one man show he had lots of help and on this one Del Rey Brewer handles drums and Dan Monti produced, mixed and recorded in the studio. While BUCKETHEAD was always up for some experimentation in his works, this one takes it to another level and shows that he was utterly fearless in jumping into the avant-garde mosh pits of experimentation and creates some of the weirdest sounds he has ever come up with in his long egg laying career.

Right from the beginning of the title track it's clear that the dissonance and experimental picking techniques are the focus on much of ISLAND OF LOST MINDS. While the percussive beat remains rather rhythmic, the atonality of the guitar chords and sound effects conjures up visions of the most out there jazz artists of music history. Think Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman. On the tech metal side i can't help but think of Gorguts, Portal, Mitochondrion etc at least in some of the riffing. Also heard are strange pinch harmonics, lots of pick scraping, tremolo picking, vibrato and staccato proggy time signatures that sound totally demented. In fact if it weren't for the percussive beat, this one would sound like alien love war songs in another universe! Song structure is almost non-existence most of the time and free form metal might be the best description of this however there are moments of "normal" riffing that take place in between the dissonant guitar freakery. Some tracks like "Dream Darts" are just plain frightening!

Probably one of the weirdest album in BUCKETHEAD's early career. While the focus is on the dissonance and sound experimentation, ISLAND OF LOST MINDS is very playful and Del Rey Brewer tends to keep BH on a leash with an accessible rhythmic drive that keeps the guitar riffs from totally breaking down into unrecognizable gibberish. There are also times where classical riffs, bluesy shuffles, frenetic solo outbursts as well as nursery rhymes like "Mary Had A Little Lamb come from left field!" While many types of metal are involved it sounds mostly like the fit would be in the alternative, sludge and industrial camps but thrash and even boogie type riffing can emerge from nowhere as well but wrapped up with progressive and avant-garde touches. Anyone familiar with BH's Pike series will recognize many of the styles on display but perhaps not in such a concentrated manner. Whether the guitar is simulating a duck quacking or a conversation between demonic forces, it is always changing it up and taking the listener into totally new and unexpected terrain. This is one for the hardcores who love dissonant noise and avant-jazz freedom of expression. While not the absolute weirdest album ever created, this one certainly is one mother of experimentation and one that i quite like.

 Pike 261 - Portal To The Red Waterfall by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 261 - Portal To The Red Waterfall
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

— First review of this album —
4 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 261 - Portal To The Red Waterfall / 18th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 4 tracks / Clocks in at 28minutes 59seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Portal To The Red Waterfall" (17:16) is by far the longest track swelling 2/3 of the album. The title track begins with a heavily distorted metal attack only instead of smooth thrashy riffs it consists of choppy jittery freaked out time signatures but settles into a groovier more regular style of riffing but the irregularities jump in and out unpredictably. While the bass tends to stay at a tense mid tempo phase the guitar solos wail around but it all picks up again. This is one of those extremely progressive metal tracks that mixes up riffs and lets them play for awhile all the while throwing in some proggy chops that are designed to impress. After a four minute run of heaviness, the track slows down and creeps along with guitar fills and then picks up in an alternative metal stint for a while. Around seven minutes it changes it up into a circus like style of guitar and then a little post-metal sludgery with more progressive time sigs. The track goes through many metal styles but stays fairly progressive throughout its long length but depute its whopping seventeen minutes plus manages to keep the flow going and my interest in tact. I would call this mostly in the progressive sludge metal world reminding me of Intronaut at times but it definitely jumps around into other styles often. While melodies have hooks they slightly tweak around and derail into something else but somehow it all hangs together. Nice

"Spirits" (3:48) offers a little breathing time after the previous intense workout. This is one of those super mellow ballad types with clean guitar, slow bass, ambient background and mere cymbals providing percussion. The melody is pleasant and the echo effects on the guitar are pleasing. The tones are warm and cozy and the complete opposite of the title track.

"Roundtable" (2:39) jumps back into distorted metal and a speedy tempo with heavy riffs and a nice melodic development. It also has some jittery proggy meanderings but mostly sticks to the classic metal riffing.

"Crayon Factory" (4:56) is an even faster metal track with super speedy riff workouts and heavier distortion. Drums and bass are merely subordinate noise makers but all sounds good and who wouldn't want to see where Crayola products are born?!! Nice track that isn't super original but delivers an intense instrumental metal workout where every lick and riff are of good taste.

Another good PIKE! While i'm not quite as in awe of this one as the previous, the title track is excellent and the remaining tracks are good. The diversity of this one is nice but i'm happier when the entire PIKE goes down the rabbit hole and offers up the most avant- garde noisemaking possible!

 Pike 260 - Ferry To The Island Of Lost Minds by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Pike 260 - Ferry To The Island Of Lost Minds
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

— First review of this album —
4 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 260 - Ferry To The Island Of Lost Minds / 17th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 8 tracks all titled 'Lost Minds' / Clocks in at 27minutes 59seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

'Lost Minds Part 1' (3:32) starts things off with a very mysterious tinkling of keyboards but then breaks into heavy frenzied metal riffs that have jittery time signature freak outs before alternating with short little solos. Quite progressive shredding going on in a thrashy metal attack that alternates with alternative metal slowdowns and stylistic riffs. Definitely sounds like someone has lost their mind with this one

'Lost Minds Part 2' (3:15) picks up carrying on the ambience ending of 'Part 1' but then drops in a different series of thrashy alternative metal riffs that alternate between bass notes and higher register strings. Tempos speed up and slow down and the chops are still in jittery progressive time sig territory making it a little unpredictable. Gets frenetic and slows down with cleaner guitars but for the most part is a heavily distorted romp through a monstrous metal kingdom

'Lost Minds Part 3' (3:07) after a very brief pause picks up the brutal riffs and erratic time sigs. This one also abruptly ends metal in the middle and has a contemplative clean guitar strum away in a slowed down dissonance that plays for a while before the technical metal workouts resume

'Lost Minds Part 4' (4:30) after a slow down on the last track, this one picks up with more heavy distorted jagged riffs in full metal mode. It also alternates between the heavy frenetic riffing and the subdued clean guitar but also adds some nice sliding action in the middle. The tempos are all over the place really with speedups and slow downs occurring at any moment. The only thing that remains a constant is the jagged proggy time sigs sputtering about

'Lost Minds Part 5' (2:32) follows suit and as the previous track slows down this one picks up with more heavy riffing only this one is more mid tempo and less distorted but the time sigs are still quite complex. Pretty much follows the same formula of tempo and dynamic changes and slows down so the next track can begin a new heavy riff

'Lost Minds Part 6' (5:15) is like the previous in that it begins with a heavier riff but not as much so as in the beginning of the album. The riffs are getting slower and stranger in how they stretch out with weird time sig patterns that alternate and make the PIKE sound ever more alien as it continues. It basically follows the trend of heavier and softer passages alternating but it is more erratic than ever and any predictions of what will happen when is futile. Excellent guitar workouts as this one continues to ratchet up the technical wizardry

'Lost Minds Part 7' (2:21) picks up from the chaotic swirls and jumps into a more steady heavy riff that slowly changes into less structured guitar workouts but ultimately jumps back into more straight forward guitar riffs before heading back into strangeness

'Lost Minds Part 8' (3:27) picks up from 7 by adding a somewhat regular if not drawn out grungy alternative metal riff. This one spends a lot of time simply strutting around with a heavy riff but adds strange progressive fills that squeal and squeak out from the deep abyss. The album ends with clean guitar in dissonance and lonely isolation as it ushers out the bizarre parade of music that just played

This PIKE is hot! Everything sounds great. The guitar playing is BH at his absolute best. The compositions are quite exquisitely arranged and show his progressive metal workouts in full regalia. Even the drums which can really suck at times sound perfect as they are just as dynamic in their range of style as the guitar and bass. This is another one of my favorite PIKEs of the year delivering a tech metal approach that is comparable to all the progressive heavyweights. The kind of PIKE i patiently await

4.5 rounded down

 Pike 259 - Undersea Dead City by BUCKETHEAD album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 3 ratings

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Pike 259 - Undersea Dead City
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Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars BUCKETHEAD (as Bucketheadland) / Pike 259 - Undersea Dead City / 16th release of 2017 / All instrumental / Contains 6 tracks / Clocks in at 28minutes 23seconds / everything played by Buck-buck-buckethead

"Undersea Dead City" (4:09) sounds as ominous as the title with heavily distorted grungy down-tuned guitar and bass with deep growly riffs churning about like an angry ocean reclaiming land from intruding civilizations. Between the heavy riffing blurt out guitar squeals and little solos from time to time and half way through the riffs drop out to expose a deep burly bass while a solo jumps around like a freely released chicken in the wind. Decently done track

"Region Of The Unreal" (6:04) begins slow and melancholy with clean echoey guitar with bass and slight cymbal percussion but then abruptly breaks into the heavier down-tuned grungy alternative metal riff session that utilizes some off-kilter time sigs and lets little leads erupt in strange intermissions. Riffing is progressive as well with different riff styles changing it up. The different parts are recurring but unfolds in complex patterns with unique sections appearing such as the totally left field slow down towards the end that takes a guitar lick and backs it up by some sort of ska type background. Cool track

"Mangled" (4:15) begins with a funky strut but also quite distorted and the bass is so fuzzy it will surely blow up some subwoofers. The guitar begins as a lick but also becomes quite distorted when it's in the bass zone and frenetically fast when it ratchets up to the treble range. A cool solo that has strange intervals and time signatures in some sort of alternate tuplet mode adds a freakish dimension to the already tense compositional structure. Lovin' the deep bass parts as they feel unstable like they're ripping the atoms out of matter

"Odor Of Book" (5:05) begins frenetically with a jittery lick / riff assault also down-tuned and heavily distorted. The riff is a bit more catchy than previous tracks but quickly breaks down into different riffing styles focused on deep bass grunge with solos added in every so often. Nice pick scrapes and changing up the mid zone riffs. This one has a nice compositional style as it changes things up just enough to make it interesting

"Moonlit Decay" (5:21) starts a bit different than the rest. This begins with a steady bass and drumbeat and a sort of funky guitar riff that is clean and restrained but then it all slows down and changes into a softer subdued sound. As expected from the "Moonlit" in the title, this remains soft and sensual with clean guitar and no distortion whatsoever but it does have more of a mid tempo speed that keeps it from getting too dreamy. Tones and timbres aside, this one is much less adventurous than the rest and is one of those by-the-numbers type of tracks but decently done. Doesn't detract from the mood and when BH sticks to one of these tracks instead of a whole album it works much better

"Visitor From Tomb" (3:29) jumps back into the down-tuned alternative grunge attack with more jittery time sigs and heavy churning riffs. It goes down the same path as the majority of tracks on this one with the riffs alternating with licks and leads however there is a lot of time dedicated to reverb dynamics which is pretty cool.

This PIKE is pretty cool. Just "alternative" enough in all the right ways. Heavy, catchy and creative and decently accessible for those who don't like to get too wild. A nice balance of accessible and experimental and if you love raw and filthy dirty sounding down- tuned guitar and bass action, then this PIKE is for you

Thanks to epignosis for the artist addition.

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