Gigan Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science

GiganMulti-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science
Progressive tech-death wizards Gigan sure know how to title a record, and their third full-length, Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science, deserves a slow clap just for its title. Beneath that psychedelic mouthful is a complex and dynamic album that fuses the interstellar wandering of prog metal with the barking harshness of death. The group have undergone a significant line-up shift in the past year, with only founding member Eric Hersemann remaining. However, Eston Browne's deep, guttural bark and grotesque snarling work extremely well, while Nate Cotton's drumming is chaotic enough to keep up, so the shift is certainly not a loss. Super Science comes at the listener as an overwhelming wall of sound, the frenzied, barely restrained guitar work interwoven with a dense, hostile network of throbbing, explosive synths. Ugly, intense and increasingly mechanical, Super Science is the type of record that would be favoured by angry cyborgs. (Willowtip)