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Artificial Brain – Labyrinth Constellation

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Artificial Brain is a New York Death Metal band that was founded in the year 2009. After a single, one demo and one EP, in 2014 it is possible for us to hear the band’s début album, Labyrinth Constellation. Citing bands like Abigor, Gorguts, Blut Aus Nord, Deathspell Omega, Morbid Angel, Immolation, Virus, Ved Buens Ende, Voivod, Mayhem, Demilich as influences and featuring lyrics about the space, I was very much looking forward to listening to “Labyrinth Constellation”.

 

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Let me tell you, my friends, this is absolutely awesome. There’s a crushing, intense mood with guitars sounding black metalesque, tremolo picking, eerie and atmospheric synths, but still a Technical Death Metal release. Will vocals are cavernous and more than effective. The album is rich, well composed and expansive, indeed beautifully created. Just to give you an idea of what the music sounds like, I’d say, in a very brief way, that it’s a blend of Gorguts and Deathspell Omega, but with its own identity.

 

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Everything here sounds very organic, natural, aggressive, and, as I mentioned before, at the same time, atmospheric, giving you an idea of sci-fi and space, but, by no means, there are cheesy moments, not at all! There are moments of true beauty, but also others of horror and anguish. All finely crafted by talented musicians. In my humble opinion, “Labyrinth Constellation” is a very complex and impressive release.

 

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And, as usual, cherished readers, I finish this article with one information and one wish. The information is that production of the album is also another positive aspect of “Labyrinth Constellation”. Nothing else to be added about it. And my wish is that you support the bands that you like, especially Artificial Brain the way that you are able to. That’s all I ask.

 

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Take care.

 

Grade: 9,7/10

 

Band: Artificial Brain

 

Album: Labyrinth Constellation (2014)

 

Label: Profound Lore Records

 

Tracklist:

 

1. Brain Transplant

2. Absorbing Black Ignition

3. Wired Opposites

4. Worm Harvester

5. Frozen Planets

6. Orbital Gait

7. Bastard Planet

8. Labyrinth Constellation

9. Hormone’s Echo

10. Moon Funeral

 

Artificial Brain is:

 

Samuel Smith – Bass, Vocals (additional)

Keith Abrami – Drums, Vocals (additional)

Jon Locastro – Guitars

Dan Gargiulo – Guitars, Vocals (additional)

Will – Vocals (lead)

 

Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ArtificialBrainMusic

 

Official Bandcamp: http://artificialbrain.bandcamp.com/

 

All photos belong to their rightful owners.

October 1, 2014

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