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7/10/18 10:55 PM
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To some devil humanity has not yet conceived.  I've heard the band name before, but never gave them a second thought.

 

 

7/10/18 11:46 PM
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Like Robert Johnson, crossroads style?

7/10/18 11:50 PM
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Tosin Abassi isa fucking beast

7/10/18 11:51 PM
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7/10/18 11:53 PM
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Definitely next level talent, definitely shit I don't want to listen to. Like Dream Theater.
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Buffer720 -

Tosin Abassi isa fucking beast

Yes he is

7/10/18 11:59 PM
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7/11/18 12:00 AM
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invalid - Definitely next level talent, definitely shit I don't want to listen to. Like Dream Theater.

I would usually agree with you when it comes to instrumental prog-metal stuff, but I actually find the stuff I’ve heard from this group to be more melodically appealing

7/11/18 12:00 AM
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Garstka is the unsung hero of the band. He puts the groove to Tosin's autistic genius. 

7/11/18 12:00 AM
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Stupidnewbie -

Garstka is the unsung hero of the band. He puts the groove to Tosin's autistic genius. 

He is ridiculous.  

7/11/18 12:06 AM
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pinch rolled jeans like we did in the 80s
7/11/18 12:06 AM
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Rolls eyes......kids these days.

If they sold their soul for this........the devil totally butt fucked them hard.

Lol, go ahead and name a band with more musical talent. I dare you to try. 

7/11/18 12:07 AM
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These guys have a way of making proggy mathy instrumental metal accessible and fun. I normally ignore stuff like this, but I really like these guys.

7/11/18 2:11 AM
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inn

7/11/18 2:23 AM
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Stupidnewbie -
DeadBluff -

Rolls eyes......kids these days.

If they sold their soul for this........the devil totally butt fucked them hard.

Lol, go ahead and name a band with more musical talent. I dare you to try. 

Rush

Zep

Mot necessarily technical instrumentation talent, but definitely more musical talent:

Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Stones, dozens of others.

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My favorite song of theirs. All of em are badass

 

7/11/18 4:52 AM
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Wow. Technically they are brilliant. Never heard of them.

7/11/18 5:43 AM
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Stupidnewbie -
DeadBluff -

Rolls eyes......kids these days.

If they sold their soul for this........the devil totally butt fucked them hard.

Lol, go ahead and name a band with more musical talent. I dare you to try. 

Maybe return to forever? I love animals as leaders. Have been a huge fan for the last few years. I believe most of there stuff is in 4/4. Physical education is a great starter song. The woven web is from a different dimension. They don't even have a bass player.  I FUCKING LOVE THIS BAND. Can't say enough good things. 

7/11/18 6:20 AM
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Later

7/11/18 7:38 AM
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Hmmmm. In.

7/11/18 7:48 AM
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As soon as I saw the video image of the 8 string and turtle neck I knew exactly how the song was going to sound.

 

Yawn....

7/11/18 7:55 AM
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lol keep takin those drugs OP
7/11/18 7:59 AM
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Like a combination of free form jazz and a jam band.

 

In other words, awful

7/11/18 8:41 AM
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donnybrook -

Like a combination of free form jazz and a jam band.

 

In other words, awful

That’s actually a terrible comparison.  Their songs are very clearly formulated and structured, the opposite of jam bands and free form jazz

7/11/18 8:56 AM
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Tosin is very clearly a brilliant guitarist.  Learned bass techniquie from Victor Wooten, and incorporates it seemlessly with fingerstyle guitar, building advanced jazz chord progressions and ripping thrash metal solos.  The other guitarist is a flamenco guitarist.  The drummer is otherworldly.  Whether you like the music or even took the time to actually realize what they were doing, to deny their talent is ridiculous.