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No Consequence: IO

UK tech-metallers take another evolutionary leap

Four years on from their highly rated debut In The Shadow Of Gods, No Consequence have returned to drop a new slab of tech-metal in the shape of IO.

Tech-metal isn’t always the most groundbreaking of genres, but with opening track So Close To Nowhere, it’s apparent that rather than sit back on a previously successful formula, No Consequence have evolved in new ways that see them unafraid to move away from straight tech-brutality to take flight into more melodic, atmospheric arenas.

The technical musicianship on display is frightening, with standout song Sentient showing a marked step up in songwriting maturity and tracks such as All That’s Left and Coerce:Conform unleashing a barrage of machine-gun riffs with pinpoint precision. IO sits easily above the average fare that litters the genre.