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Gigan




Gigan, Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super Science (Willowtip Records)


09/19/13



 I’m definitely Wile E. Coyote when it comes to metal. Like, I got suckered into putting this one on the docket owing to stated claims that it was a “tech metal” record, which to me pointed to either technically adept metal a la Meshuggah, or electronically enhanced kickass-ness a la Pendulum. The technicality in this case, however, spells stretches of Dillinger Escape Plan-style math-spazzing betwixt various lengths of slowbie stuff, your basic tyrannosaur-vs-triceratops cage-match thumping as interpreted through the use of the whole range of extreme-metal vocals, from poop-monster to Quorthon exorcist-shrieks to modulated weirdness that’s as out-of-place as the Annie parts of Jay-Z’s “Hard Knock Life,” but in an unintentionally funny way. At times, the drummer’s orders are to play as fast and spazzy as he can, which, it appears he’s happy to do, until he’s told to do the Motley Crue thing. The guitarist is left-handed, in case that sews up the sale for you. B- — Eric W. Saeger

 





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