Just like "Subdivisions," this single is a masterful cover of Rush that takes all of their proggy greatness and combines it with powerful death-metal-inspired guitar work! I can't help but rock out to Allegaeon-meets-Rush, no matter what!
Less sludge and more death metal, anchored in a progressive metal framework, with even more hilarious lyrics about slugs than ever before, what we have on Esoteric Malacology is Slugdge at the peak of their songwriting powers. Is this gimmicky? Sure it is, but much like Nekrogoblikon play amazing melodic death metal with a fixation on goblins and bears, Slugdge do the same here with an angrier, progressive death metal lens to express the joys as well as sorrows of the world of slugs. Heavy as hell, quite varied from song to song, and full of compelling riff craft and surprises, do not sleep on this one. Ippocalyptica
Masterpiece. The blending of styles and sounds and the creative songwriting make the surprising saxofone fit in completely natural. This is a so innovative in a genre that is defined by brutal vocals, heavy riffs and beats, together with high technical skills. I really enjoyed the video of the title track, even the reaction videos to it. Discovery of the year. As a reviewer said, you've got to go see them. pestorosso
Far and away the most fun I've ever had while listening to a tech death album. Which isn't to say that you shouldn't take these guys seriously (because they absolutely shred), but it's impossible not to smile when this thing is on. Every song is almost comically fast, and when you pair it with spider fingered riffs and a vocalist who could probably double as a second drum set, you get one of the most entertaining albums of the past few years. zirtonic