Imagine you lived in the middle ages. You are a simple farmer only concerned for your family and your day by day procedures. Then, one day a strange man appears in the village. You go to the village square and you see a man with long beard doing all sorts of magic tricks. Things that you couldn’t imagine, not even in your wildest dreams. Wouldn’t you be amazed?
That is what you will feel when you listen to the new E.P. Blotted Science titled “The Animation of Entomology”. In this case the wizards are guitarist Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Spastic Ink), bassist Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse) and drummer Hannes Grossmann (Obscura, ex-Necrophagist).
The whole album, from the cover, to its name and the songs themselves, are influenced by the life of insects. As scientists and mathematicians have been interested in studying the way insects move and behave, these musicians drew their influences from the movement and the structure of insects.
“The Animation Entomology E.P.” contains 24 minutes of technically flawless music. It is a mix between death and progressive metal. The band manages to have a perfect balance between random shredding and perfect song structure.
The album begins with a horrifying death metal blast beat and continues with extremely technical riffs and some nice melodic lines. The melodic lines are easily noticeable in the first three tracks.
“A sting Operation” , the fourth track is divided into four parts and it’s a little melodic, but it also has some amazing shredding and awesome songwriting by the trio.
There are many ways for people to dislike the album. The truth is that this E.P. is one great experimental piece of work. Lots of technically flawless music that will satisfy the fans of extreme progressive metal.