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