Protozoan Battle Hymns

Rhododendron - Protozoan Battle Hymns
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May 14, 2021 / Release Date
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Rhododendron - Protozoan Battle Hymns

Genre: Brutal Prog
Country: US

Final Verdict: 72% (Very Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 62th / 507

Highlight: Last of the Painted Hills

Made me think of:
We are the romans
God is an Astronaut

Just like a lot of other music nerds on here, I'm also a bit perplexed as I try to figure out exactly how to categorize this album in terms of genre. Is it punk or metal? (I'm team punk but the metal influences are undeniable) Is it post rock or progressive rock? (probably both) Is it mathcore or math rock or brutal prog? (i don't know lol)

I'm inclined to put this record under the loosely defined yet super under-appreciated genre of ... read more
Great debut. It definitely feels like a debut. Perhaps a bit long as by the end I was starting to lose interest, even though I'm used to long albums, especially for prog, but great nonetheless. I'm trying to understand how people are calling this "brutal prog." I don't feel like it is brutal at all.
It's got a post rock/prog/punk vibe to it. Definitely a band to be excited for. I'll keep an eye out.
Noisy brutal prog. With mathematical, bit prog metal passages, post-rock structures and, most importantly, post-hardcore influences.
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Track List

  1. Technicolor Incision
  2. Dennis Hopper '93
  3. Planeswalker
  4. Last of the Painted Hills
  5. Ornimegalonyx
  6. Garden of Earthly Delights
  7. Somnolence
  8. Moloch Whose Eyes are a Thousand Blind Windows
  9. Judecca
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Added on: May 19, 2021