If there’s one metal project that knows exactly how to embrace the s p o o p y spirit of Halloween, it’s gotta be Nashville-based thalloween act Echopraxia. Masterminded by the one and only Austin Woodward, the solo project has been going strong since 2012 and the dude continues to pump out insanely tasteful, technical, beautiful progressive metal creations. Don’t believe it? Check out the new guitar playthrough for the song “Chinkana” off his 2017 EP Pumpkin Palace.
Aside from the stunning production (courtesy of the man, the myth, the legend, Nick Sampson), this track is chock-full of memorable yet techy riffs, lush orchestration, and sections that hit hard (2:35, lookin’ at you). Be sure to stream/buy a copy of the album on Bandcamp, Spotify, or Google Play, and to follow all things Echopraxia on Facebook.