Artificial Brain Guitarists Use Their Chops to Freeze Planets

From production, songwriting, technicality, and just plain out-there standpoints, Artificial Brain’s Labyrinth Constellation was one of the highlights of metal in 2014. Artificial Brain play an utterly unique blend of black metal, death metal, and prog/tech that I won’t try to describe – just listen. Additionally, courtesy production stylings of Colin Marston (Gorguts, Dysrythmia, Liturgy), the band have an added dimension of rawness. As in, this doesn’t sound like trash can/mini-Marshall black metal, and it also doesn’t sound like overly slicked Roadrunnercore prog.

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One of the reasons for this is that the band members can actually… play their instruments. Alongside Revocation guitarist Dan Gargiulo, Artificial Brain’s other guitar half, Oleg Zalman, is a beast. We’ve covered him before… when he covered Baring Teeth. Still unconvinced? Check the dude’s playthrough of “Frozen Planets,” which, we should probably mention, is in standard tuning (on a 7-string):

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Max is managing editor of Gear Gods.