Fluid Existential Inversions

Intronaut - Fluid Existential Inversions
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 74 ratings
2020 Ratings: #285
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February 28, 2020 / Release Date
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Intronaut could easily be compared to the likes of Tool in regard to their sound, especially on a song like Tripolar where poly-rhythms and odd time signatures dominate the tracks, sludgy guitar riffs rattle, and the vocal harmonies come in at a similar pace from Dunable and Timnick. Others may note the comparisons to a more modern act like Baroness or Mastodon (see The Cull for that comparison) given the melodic guitar parts and intricate drum patterns, all staples of the progressive sludge ... read more
Intronaut the sludge progressive metal band are back after 5 years with their 6th studio album Fluid Existential Inversions with a trippy background and a very good album, either though there are clear influences on this record from bands like TOOL and Baroness it still holds it own sound and uniqueness that it doesn't harm the record. Overall, a very solid album by Intronaut and the 5 year wait was justified.

Track Review

Procurement of the Victuals 8/10
Cubensis 8/10
The Cull ... read more
Intronaut has come out with a record that shows that it doesn’t take something astounding or unique to make a good album, utilizing sounds and melodies that aren’t new to the progressive metal scene but utilizing them in such a way where you understand that if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. This album has a very classic sound that works perfectly in their favor with great vocals and guitar from Sacha Dunable with astounding drum work from Danny Walker. With that being ... read more
Album of the Week : 3-2-20 (late post)

Intronaut lack nothing in talent or originality, blending the sounds of Alternative metal and atmospheric sludge, echoing bands such as Tool, Mastadon and Isis, without sacrificing their individuality. The level of across the board talent, interesting time signatures, and balance of heavy and light, never sacrifice any of the fun. It's an engaging listen from a progressive band.
Genre: Progressive Metal
Origin: US

Final Verdict: 65% (Good Album)
Yearly ranking: 47th / 203

Highlight: Cubensis

Made me think of:
Cult of Luna
Avenged Sevenfold
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Track List

  1. Procurement of the Victuals
  2. Cubensis
  3. The Cull
  4. Contrapasso
  5. Speaking of Orbs
  6. Tripolar
  7. Check Your Misfortune
  8. Pangloss
  9. Sour Everythings
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Added on: January 26, 2020