Giant Squid stream new album
2011-10-10 by Alex Newton | 16 Comments
Progressive metal band Giant Squid's new album Cenotes has been posted in its entirety by National Public Radio's First Listen program. The album comes two and a half years after its predecessor, The Ichthyologist, and continues the story of that album's protagonist.

According to the band's website, "The middle eastern aesthetic that [Giant Squid] has embraced throughout its entire cannon consumes this new material to its core. Riff worship meets gypsy jangle and Arabesque vocal harmonies, further enhancing the band's trademark, otherworldly, musical storytelling."

Cenotes is scheduled for release on October 25th through Translation Loss records.

http://www.npr.org/2011/10/09/141112891/first-listen-giant-squid-cenotes?sc=tw
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Yazz_Flute
October 10th 2011
18783 Comments


Their last album was kinda boring.

Digging: Battles - Mirrored

DDconjoined
October 10th 2011
326 Comments


this one takes a few listens. be patient people

TrapThemAlive
October 10th 2011
650 Comments


love this band

pedro70512
October 10th 2011
2756 Comments


I'd say The Ichthyologist was the antithesis of boring music. It was a terrific mix of styles in which every song sounded totally different from the last and succeeded through inventive songwriting and perfect tone color.

Okay...just had to get that out. This one is a lot more cohesive in overall sound, but is still pretty diverse and interesting with the Indian influences.

Digging: EPISTASIS - Light Through Dead Glass

MasBarHigeuoris21
October 10th 2011
1581 Comments


Their music may be boring to the casual listener. Giant Squid is not one of the easiest bands to listen to. Their music takes multiple listens before your able to fully grasp what is going on in the music. Too me the Ichthyologist was a 4.5-5.0 record.

eternium
October 10th 2011
16338 Comments


I'll definitely check this out. Awesome band.

Eskate87
October 10th 2011
959 Comments


never could get into these dudes

pedro70512
October 10th 2011
2756 Comments


...i still don't like your tone.

Ovrot
October 10th 2011
10495 Comments


love this band

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2011
1992 Comments


The Ichthyologist was amazing. I can't wait to give this a listen.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
October 10th 2011
1992 Comments


Also lol at the pregnant chick in the picture.

reaganomics777
October 11th 2011
401 Comments


This is more emotional than anything they've ever done, in my opinion.

jrowa001
October 11th 2011
8750 Comments


amazing band, will listen to this later

MutnikSpusic
October 11th 2011
560 Comments


Yeaaaas! MELTA!

pedro70512
October 12th 2011
2756 Comments


much better lol

but yeah, this is definitely a grower if you're not yet into them.

captaincrunch11
October 12th 2011
1209 Comments


Squidward



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