Intronaut The Direction Of Last Things on Limited Edition Colored 2LP w/ Etching
First Pressing on Colored Vinyl
Colored Copies Are Limited / Call To Confirm Colored Copies Are Still Available
Intronaut's new album, The Direction of Last Things, is, in their own words, "our most technical, brutal, catchy, and straight up fearless." For a band that's re-written the rules on technicality and brutality over the course of five albums, such a statement is either truth or insanity. We'll side on truth. For a group of musicians that could go, well, anywhere musically, the decision to pummel and pound must've come from somewhere, however.
"I really missed making records that not only thought outside the box, but also beat the shit out of you," guitarist/vocalist Sacha Dunable confesses. "On the past couple records, I think we were really exploring some musical aspects that were experimental, melodic, and less of a primal heavy metal assault. It's all part of the creative journey, so I still love all our records and those parts of our musical DNA, but personally I thought it was time we took our musical evolution and made it do 100 push-ups every morning."
Moored by uncompromising opener "Fast Worms", mid-album stunner "The Unlikely Event of a Water Landing" and the expansive complexity of closer "City Hymnal," Intronaut's fifth long-player is likely the group's best yet. It summarizes the accomplishments of the past with the vision of the present, where songs violently crash against towering walls of stone or coruscate brilliantly into streams of awesome. What's particularly fantastic about The Direction of Last Things is that it's memorable. Whether it's the vocal melodies of "Digital Gerrymandering" or the unbelievable near-instrumental journey of "Sul Ponticello," or the wicked riffs throughout the title track, Intronaut were careful to make the intricate and the sinuous a quick study.
They pulled in famed producer/musician/madman Devin Townsend to make the record hit with heaviness and clarity. With Newell as producer/engineer and Townsend as mixer, songs like "Fast Worms," "City Hymnal," "The Pleasant Surprise" and "The Unlikely Event of a Water Landing" sound just as vibrant and full on a set of earbuds as they do on a pair of stereo speakers.
The initial double LP run will be housed in a matte-finished gatefold. Collectors will also be treated to a rarely utilized packaging element - a printed inner-gatefold tube which contains the LPs, a 12" x 24" poster, plus an etching on side D. This special double LP run is limited to 1,200 copies - pressed on exclusive colored wax!