Earlier this Fall, South Carolina-based instrumental tech metal sorcerers INVOKING THE ABSTRACT unleashed their debut full-length Aural Kaleidoscopes upon the masses via Unique Leader Records. Tracked at The Basement Recording Studios with Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit), the confounding record utilizes various approaches to rhythm, phrasing, and playing techniques to convey a sound that transcends genres. INVOKING THE ABSTRACT‘s broad style, containing both soaring guitar solos and groovy mixed meters, creates a blend of catchy hooks accompanied by churning technical metal.
In celebration of its release, today Decibel Magazine is hosting the visual accompaniment to mind-bending track “The Summit,” the band elaborating, “‘The Summit’ is INVOKING THE ABSTRACT at its most progressive. It features a broad dynamic pallet constantly shifting meters, and abrasive modulations. It begins with an eerie chord progression and shifts into an ever-changing riff salad, which ultimately returns to the original theme, lending the piece a sort of radial symmetry.”
Watch “The Summit,” courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, check out the band’s play-through video for “Neocropolis,” initially revealed via Gear Gods, as well as their video clip for “Locus,” HERE.
INVOKING THE ABSTRACT‘s Aural Kaleidoscopes is out now on Unique Leader Records. Order yours today at THIS LOCATION.
Metal Underground crowns Aural Kaleidoscopes “…utterly apocalyptic and maddeningly technical.” Metal Trenches concurs issuing, “Cliffs, bees, robots… you name it this album has it. All you need is a music player and some imagination. Any true lover of progressive music, especially the drummers and guitar players out there, should pick up this album. The songs are incredibly fun in addition to their frighteningly technical nature,” while This Noise Is Ours champions, “one hell of an album,” that, “you need to hear.“