This album has more variety than any of their other albums, with some classical guitar kind of moments thrown in to add more variety. The drumming is nothing short of amazing. You have to spin it a lot to hear all the details. I still get chills I get from this music every time I listen. This band is at the top of their game right now. .
And Matt Garstka is an absolutely brilliant drummer. Don't hesitate to buy this if you like mind blowing guitars and drums! These guys are so talented. At first, I didn't like this album as much as The Joy of Motion, but now I have a hard time deciding which album I like better. Amazing that such overwhelmingly technical music can be so emotional. The odd time signatures and mixed meters constantly challenge the mind, with enough separate movements to keep you guessing whats coming next. Go to youtube to get a taste then please buy the record to support the band so they'll keep writing. I can only imagine what they'll come up with next.
Listening to their music evolve over the years has been an excellent experience. I appreciate the mellow tracks toward the end of the album. Not just a bunch of shred. Lots to keep your ears busy with this one. Many genre are represented on this record. They still have that groovy polyrhythm and creative guitar work.
The melodies are smart, and thought out. As soon as you listen to any of the songs on this album it's apparent that this is some of their most ambitious and experimental work to date. As a whole, the songs are very well arranged. This album might be my favorite release thus far. Another excellent effort from these guys. Without the unnecessary clutter of vocals.
I actually enjoyed this recording more with Javier at the mixer rather than the others with their over-pronounced kick drums. I think its fair to say there aren't many musicians who can pull off what they do. At times djent at others almost classical guitar. Some of their best work so far. By far my favorite album since the debut release. The opening track just hits you hard with one of their best heavy songs to date.
The complexity behind these songs really makes you want to just sit down and think about what you're listening to. If you like their previous work, then you will no doubt love The Madness Of Many. You really don't want to miss any part of the music. One of the best if not the best album of 2016 to me. So much talent in this band.
Fits perfectly with Tosin and Javier. You will not regret it. . . . . .
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