Artificial Brain: Labyrinth Constellation

Old-school death metal with a distinctly sci-fi vibe

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Death metal has always been the realm of the mad, the slightly batshit insane and of horror and chaos. Artificial Brain are no strangers to that path, but their sci-fi-influenced space madness is a somewhat different to the current US death metal sound.

Formed by Dan Gargiulo of Revocation, Artificial Brain throw a heightened sense of technicality into their fray and work the intense guitar lines around tripped-out keyboards (Absorbing Black Ignition) and vocals that are as bottom heavy as they are gutturally painful. Labyrinth Constellation is rooted in the old-school vibe but Artificial Brain bring a modern sense of style to the genre. On Wired Opposites they drag themselves ever further into the universal abyss with a sly segue into blacker territory which gives the record a dastardly edge.

Labyrinth Constellation is an assured and heavy debut that traverses time, space and all known configurations of sound. Artificial Brain are a band who leave the disgusting tones of most new death metal at the edge of the cosmos and instead head fully for the stars.