There is almost nothing not to like here. WIth Ron Jarzombek at the helm and the talented Webster and Zeleny in tow this is a metal musician's wet dream: fast, technical, jarring, heavy and with a definite and unique melodic character. Jarzombek is a metal genius, and this is just his latest and heaviest masterwork.
Blotted Science's The Machinations Of Dementia is an instrumental album done right. All of the instruments fit well together, even during the overly technical passages. All members of the band execute their parts flawlessly and create melodies and harmonies that will leave the listener in awe. The drumwork is complex and tight, and does a great job of holding everything together. All in all, despite the lack of vocals the album does not suffer at all. Blotted Science have found the right balance of melody with technicality with The Machinations Of Dementia.
This disc is beyond brilliant. It's definitely not something you would envision as product of the average human mind. At least, not a normally functioning human mind. The brain of an 'Idiot Savant' gave rise to this music, no doubt. This is all 'outside-the-box' thinking. And, it will get the listener thinking in different categories as these all-instrumental pieces unfold for you at break-neck speed. The members of this group come from many of the big names in Avant-Garde and Technical Metal. Bands like Watchtower, Spastic Ink, Behold...The Arctopus and Lamb of God. If you get off on the music of the bands listed, you'll be diggin' hard on this sixteen track collection of technical and cerebral insanity.