Metal Hammer (UK)




It’s tech death, Jim, but not as we know it

Though the belligeren­t deathcore of Rings Of Saturn’s primitive roots remains on their fifth album, it merely acts as a launch pad into new cosmic planes of weird and wonderful technical dizziness. Key to the voyage are guitarists Lucas Mann and a returning Joel Omans, who seemingly venture to every millimetre of their seven-, eight- and ninestring instrument­s though lightspeed leads and fiddly riffs, while blastbeats damage shields and sci-fi effects shoot across the bow. But while they rarely stand still for a nanosecond, there’s the odd riff or breakdown you can latch onto, be it Tormented Consciousn­ess’s melodic traits or Genetic Inheritanc­e’s

brutish charm, while the hooks among Mental Prolapse’s guitar tone are lifted straight from an 80s console game. Gidim

manages to be both unfathomab­ly ludicrous and efficient fun. ■■■■■■■■■■

FOR FANS OF: Origin, Aversions Crown, Archspire ADAM REES

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