Dysrhythmia - The Veil Of Control (2016, Profound Lore Records)
Beforehand, there is something I have to admit while reviewing this album, I am a fan of everything Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Behold… The Arctopus, Byla) ever touches. Pair that to Kevin Hufnagel who also is a member of Gorguts, Vaura, and Sabbath Assembly and you have a fanboy that almost cried when receiving his promo of The Veil Of Control.
Whenever an album showcase this epicness in such a succinct running time, 36 minutes, listen to ‘’Internal_Eternal’’ for example and you will feel the grandiose. The 12-strings guitar of Hufnagel is used in the most effective way and his mastery gives a meditative depth to the music.
Bands that are instrumentals are already in a small niche and they often struggle to get more than musicians and hardcore fans to gain more success. In the case of Dysrhythmia, the fact that they are instrumental isn’t a boundary and their music gets more accessible to prog fans since Krallice and Gorguts have no clean singing and it often stop a lot of people from going forward in Metal. Dysrhythmia is the best of both worlds; progressive, heavy, no vocals.
All in all, the production is loud and every instrument sounds right, like pretty much everything prog and the analog sound is great to hear. On some other blogs I read that the sound is a bit claustrophobic and it made it sound more or less isolated. Personally, it didn’t was bothering and in fact I liked that it sounded this way as I would be glad to watch them play in a small venue that would showcase their musicianship at best.