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Intronaut – The Direction of Last Things – Album Review

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Intronaut
The Direction of Last Things
Release Date: 19 November 2015
Century Media
Review by Matt Bolton

One cannot categorise Intronaut to any specific genre. At first listen I would compare the band to Post-metal groups such as Baroness or Mastodon, even sounding like the progressive turn Between the Buried and Me have taken on their later work. However it’s not fair to make comparisons like this, as Intronaut have found their own sound on this release, taking the best parts of their previous releases and mixing them in nicely.

From the opening riff of album opener Fast Worms to the blistering finish to album closer City Hymnal there is so much going on here that you would be a fool not to give it a good spin, as this release is sure to grow on you.

The musicianship is flawless and a book could be written if I was to write something about each track. From the bass groove of Joe Lester, at times giving a jazzy feel on Fast worms (3:18) to the constant pummelling away to the forever changing style of drum extraordinaire Danny Walker. Track standouts apart from the fore mentioned track are Digital Gerrymandering and personal favourite The Unlikely Event of a Water Landing.

This review couldn’t leave out Sacha Dunable and Dave Timnick who share guitar and vocal duties, with their voices maturing and leaving us with a shit load of killer riffs and solos. For a riff heavy, bass driven masterpiece I would strongly recommend this album with something new around the corner to be picked up on each listen.

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