EGOIST - Ultra-Selfish Revolution
LABEL: Selfmadegod Records
Besides some solos from Patrick Mameli of Pestilence, a maniac from Poland named Stanislaw Wolonciej recorded and produced the album "Ultra-Selfish Revolution" himself, under the name EGOIST, and that included writing and performing all of the music himself. And what does this music sound like? Well, take the off-time tempo, crunch and clean-tone moments of Meshuggah and add prog metal influences and sound effects from outer space, and always clean and supremely confident vocals over the top, and you have something approximating what EGOIST does on this, the second release.
Fat, downtuned riffs pile up, ready to slap upside the head anyone who foolishly isn’t paying attention. Melodies and harmonies with large helpings of reverb and texture weave an enveloping cloud that will give any Prog Rock enthusiast something to get excited about. And throughout it all EGOIST keeps moving, not content to ride any one set of ideas for too long before expanding and growing and tugging you along for the ride.
FOR FANS OF: Meshuggah, Cynic, King Crimson, Voi VodTRACK LISTING:
1. The Rest Will Follow
2. Lifeless Love/Loveless Life
4. Just Ones
5. These Strange Things
6. Near Warm Fireplace
7. (Not) The End
8. Bright Shift