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Listening to a great metal album always evokes emotion that nearly no other type of music can. It can uplifting, crushing, confusing and even angering. The first album that brought out this emotion from me was Converge
's Jane Doe
. It made me angry as **** but at the same time it made deeply sad. Not many albums have this kind of control over myself but recently I've found one that does. That album is Joncofy's debut album, Rorschach Inkblots.
I first listened to this when I was going through a rough patch a couple of months back. It made me feel as if there was hope for me. I don't know why but the soaring clean vocals and punding guitars and drums made me feel as if there was light around the corner. But whilst making me feel good then whenever I listen to it now the complex rhythms now bring me down to an almost inconsolable state. Songs like Naenia and the opener Rorscach inkblots just hit that right note.
The instruments are so precise and the vocals so well executed that sometimes I just want to give up music but it is also setting a benchmark to aspire me to. the overlapping guitars work so perfectly and whilst the melodies complex it s not mindless shred maintaining a strong rhythm. the ambient interludes do not seem forced and the heavy bits aren't boring and filled with breakdowns. They do explore their sound a bit with songs like Rorschach Inkblots being heavy and powerful and songs like Naenia soft and depressing.
Whilst not everybody will like this I recommend that you at least check it out a) because it's free to download and b) because the instrumentation and songwriting is something to behold.
Not many albums can hit that note that can destroy and also uplift you at the same time but Joncofy's debut EP Rorschach Inkblots is one of those albums.