Post-prog LA band Intronaut
admits to being on the verge of jam band territory. It must be hard to curb the jam appeal on stage when you have such talented players -- ones who know how to manipulate technicality and complex rhythms to make music for cerebral metal heads who don't mind a little mystery. Along with their labelmates TesseracT, Intronaut is helping to advance the prog-metal sound with their years of touring and four albums of lush, almost jazz-influenced metal. Opening for bands like Tool, Mastodon, and Meshuggah is an honor reserved for pioneers like Intronaut, who don't play your usual metal but an abstract and technical creation all their own. Their latest release is an intricate, well-crafted and produced LP that comes complete with its own subtitle: "Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones)"...you know this is metal for the literary set. Widely touted as having the best rhythm section in modern metal Intronaut will not disappoint, delivering a tight stream of alternately frenetic and melodic grooves, harmonized vocals, and energy live -- expect a bass and drum jam sesh at least once. It's catchy, it's abstract, it's prog, it's metal, it kinda defies everything you already know about the genre. Intronaut: a band ready to blow your mind.