Behold... The Arctopus   Skullgrid
3.4 Ranking: #171 for 2007
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3.5 greatatmanknows1 | September 14th 13

It's really easy to give a phenomenal rating when the skill of the musician's is fucking mindblowing. However, it takes more than being a technician to be a really good musician. BtA has got some absolutely wonderful moments that show their penchant for both, but in the end, the album's failing (in my opinion) is probably what is objectively it's greatest achievement. If anything, the album is a giant question mark in the face of people who believe that there must be discernable logic to make music good. I like that. But this isn't an album that I pull out all the time because I love. Just every once in a while to feel completely perplexed.

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3.0 goodBob Vance, Vance Refrigeration | July 24th 10

WANKWANKWANKWANKWANKWANKWANKWANK
Gotta be in the right mood to enjoy this stuff.

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2.0 poornick0307 | June 9th 09

Amazingly complex, crazy rhythms, insane time signatures, lots of dissonance, noise, chromatic nonsense, lots of everything i love really... but every time you hear some cool little potential hook you will briefly get excited, but soon realise that you will never hear it again in the song. Any hooks or glimpse of accessibility is very short lived in this 'not for the faint of heart' album. Incredible compositions, but musically, it just sounds like random noise from a band of talentless 12 year olds trying to play impressive stuff most of the time, unless you've listened to each track about 7 million times and are able to remember every crazy little intricacy. I love and hate this album at the same time... its weird. its definitely worth a listen though, however, the cold reverb-y production of the album puts me off ALOT. In my opinion the drums sound awful. How could the engineer have been content with such a terrible drum sound?

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2.5 averageLarsmr10 | January 2nd 09

I just could not get into this album. I enjoy math/tech metal, but there was just something that I did not enjoy about these guys. I must say though, these guys do have some wicked guitar and drum skills.

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4.0 excellentJeff Hanson | October 28th 08

Arctopus just exapnds their sound while revisiting some classic arcto-metal. which is a terrific thing.

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4.5 superbRickabobaloey | December 22nd 07

An excellent album. I've only listened to a few times but it's definitely going into my list of favorites for the year. Some amazing tangents these guys go off into. I'd love to see the do something with Jean Baudin of Nuclear Rabbit.

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2.5 averageCalculatingInfinity | August 6th 14
3.5 greatdeadrisingx1 | July 23rd 14
3.5 greatJarek | July 7th 14
2.5 averageQorx | July 5th 14
3.5 greatmodulor | May 19th 14
2.5 averageCaliginousColors | May 2nd 14
4.0 excellentDanny A. III | April 5th 14
4.0 excellentBrendan Schroer | March 12th 14
3.5 greatElviGemini | February 24th 14
3.5 greatOctafishAntennae | February 15th 14
3.0 goodUkkoPerkele | February 6th 14
4.5 superbCelestialVoyage | January 25th 14
2.5 averageBenjamin Smith | January 10th 14
3.0 goodakimbo | January 2nd 14
4.0 excellentJeremy Vee | November 26th 13
4.0 excellentDazSkunk | November 4th 13
3.0 goodDying. Feed us? | November 2nd 13
4.0 excellentEdgyMessiah | October 26th 13
4.0 excellentskullgrid | October 10th 13
4.0 excellentDePlazz | September 23rd 13
3.5 greatfleshstorm94 | July 30th 13
3.5 greatAnEpicDeath | July 11th 13
3.5 greatUlshad | July 5th 13
4.0 excellentWillem Pizza Hattingh | June 30th 13
3.0 goodtlhk | June 13th 13
2.0 poorShane B. | June 4th 13
3.0 goodJoxer The Mighty | May 25th 13
3.0 goodastrobrite | April 28th 13
5.0 classicSmolko7 | March 31st 13
2.0 poormursu | March 26th 13
1.5 very poorJack W. | February 19th 13
3.0 goodSolifugae | February 10th 13
3.0 goodtacos N stuff | February 9th 13
2.5 averageSevhead | January 8th 13
4.0 excellentsideburndude | January 4th 13
4.0 excellentMartydomOfGhost | December 17th 12
2.5 averageRevenantBlue | December 5th 12
2.5 averageapokolypz | November 24th 12
4.0 excellentYetAnotherBrick | November 21st 12
3.5 greatwacknizzle | November 20th 12
4.0 excellentD-D-D-D-Dave | November 18th 12
3.0 goodrsudhir94 | November 15th 12
4.0 excellentTheKingFiddler | November 5th 12
3.5 greatjustpassingby | October 23rd 12
3.5 greatGB7 | September 19th 12
3.0 goodAnesthetize86 | September 13th 12
4.0 excellentArik Manley | September 11th 12
4.0 excellentSsssssss | September 10th 12
4.5 superbJosh Fountain CONTRIBUTOR | August 8th 12
3.0 goodPanzerchrist | June 26th 12
1.5 very poorartibeus | June 22nd 12
4.0 excellentRainbowDash | May 13th 12
3.0 goodAnimalsAsSummit | May 4th 12
3.0 goodbradhimself | April 30th 12
3.5 greatTheTruthPig | April 26th 12
3.5 greatThomas | April 6th 12
3.0 goodpoklipart | March 26th 12
3.0 goodxeraya26 | March 21st 12
2.0 poorTBliss2 | March 10th 12
3.5 greatMercenarion | February 11th 12
1.0 awfulbarbwireboy3 | February 4th 12
2.0 poorTPAKTOP | January 31st 12
3.5 greatTroggy | January 4th 12
3.0 goodRyan Kroner | December 31st 11
3.5 greatMitch Schooler | November 30th 11
4.0 excellentLe P. | November 29th 11
2.0 poorMandais | November 20th 11
4.0 excellentFoolyWeakums | November 18th 11
3.5 greatAcrosstheshield13 | October 29th 11
4.0 excellentWrathzombie | October 10th 11
3.5 greatbadsocks | September 24th 11
2.0 poorKeith Anderson | August 27th 11
4.0 excellentM.S. Nielsen | August 14th 11
4.0 excellentGhostOvPerdition | August 4th 11
5.0 classicThelungswarm | June 16th 11
3.5 greatFictitiousLandscape | June 3rd 11
3.5 greatniccos16 | June 2nd 11
4.0 excellentCabrero | May 21st 11
4.0 excellenttentaclesworth | May 16th 11
3.5 greatPachelbel | May 7th 11
4.0 excellentBringMeTheWaffles. | May 3rd 11
3.0 goodDylan Longstreet | May 2nd 11
4.0 excellentev0ken | April 29th 11
3.5 greatDurzo Flint | March 22nd 11
2.0 poorAshleyRiot | March 9th 11
4.5 superbRFGM | March 8th 11
1.0 awfulNathan Flynn CONTRIBUTOR | March 6th 11
4.0 excellentWheelah | March 3rd 11
3.5 greatThompson D. Gerhart STAFF | February 13th 11
3.0 goodnomadinroam | February 9th 11
3.5 greatdjunior | January 26th 11
4.0 excellentBrodeo65 | December 26th 10
2.5 averagehavinakip | December 25th 10
3.0 goodMO | December 13th 10
3.5 greatTanner Lichty (Twlichty) | December 11th 10
3.0 goodaugustBURNSred88 | November 27th 10
2.0 poorWakalord | November 27th 10
3.0 goodEmbraceRandom | November 19th 10
2.5 averageNathrakh | November 5th 10
4.5 superbiamdave | October 28th 10
4.0 excellentDavid Foster Wallace | October 21st 10
3.5 greatselkies51 | September 25th 10
2.0 poorKadir Ari | September 15th 10
4.0 excellentSleepingSleeper | September 5th 10
4.0 excellentshuffly | August 31st 10
4.0 excellentUnderDaIce | August 26th 10
4.0 excellentreeshespeeshes | August 17th 10
3.0 goodCheapVodka | July 21st 10
3.5 greatEast Hastings | July 16th 10
4.0 excellentShawn | July 6th 10
4.5 superbrezdawg | July 4th 10
4.0 excellentRaja Ram | June 28th 10
3.0 goodCorporateRape | June 27th 10
3.5 greatAndrew Kaster | June 22nd 10
3.5 greatShaad | June 9th 10
3.5 greatCutMan | May 14th 10
4.0 excellentPieYourself | May 10th 10
4.0 excellentaprehs7 | May 9th 10
3.0 goodhesperus | May 9th 10
4.0 excellentBobbyPeru | May 7th 10
3.5 greatBen Smith | May 2nd 10
2.0 poorsuperfly232 | April 25th 10
4.0 excellentArtinuis | April 22nd 10
3.5 greatJ. | April 8th 10
3.0 goodEgoLeech | March 4th 10
4.0 excellenttwiszted689 | March 2nd 10
2.5 averageHylianNightmare | February 24th 10
3.0 goodJohn | February 10th 10
2.5 averageMichael Freitag | February 8th 10
4.0 excellentRekognoscering | February 5th 10
3.0 goodstabbler | January 23rd 10
3.0 goodUnknown Amongst Sputnik | January 20th 10
3.0 goodDan Beggs | January 14th 10
4.5 superbDrKilljoy | December 27th 09
3.0 goodhipnotoad | December 8th 09
2.5 averageiranskramz | December 8th 09
4.0 excellentPaul blart | December 5th 09
2.5 averageLeeHarveyKennedy | November 26th 09
3.0 goodSander Kammeraat | November 25th 09
4.0 excellentFeralMemories | November 20th 09
4.0 excellentrandomguitarist | November 14th 09
4.0 excellentta loco | November 5th 09
3.0 goodGage Horton | October 22nd 09
4.0 excellentHunter Ramirez | October 12th 09
3.0 goodCeziria | October 12th 09
3.5 greatearlaundry | October 11th 09
2.0 poorItwasthatwas | October 1st 09
3.5 greatStones99 | September 16th 09
3.5 greatMatt718 | June 21st 09
3.0 goodsalival13 | June 20th 09
4.0 excellentKarl V.H. | June 10th 09
2.5 averageDrReg | June 4th 09
4.0 excellentTravis Gibson | April 29th 09
3.5 greatgingerfish | April 7th 09
4.0 excellentCoRpSeSlAyEr | April 1st 09
4.0 excellentJustin Jam | March 31st 09
3.5 greatsquee102 | December 23rd 08
3.5 greatcrunchyfetus | December 2nd 08
2.5 averageHyperbore | December 1st 08
3.5 greatLambda | November 30th 08
3.0 goodSwallowARazor | November 20th 08
2.5 averageFingerToes | November 4th 08
4.0 excellentelephantREVOLUTION | October 21st 08
3.5 greatf2f | October 20th 08
2.5 averagehatehatehatehate | October 3rd 08
2.5 averageAnthracks | September 17th 08
4.0 excellentkeithk | September 7th 08
3.5 greatSeabeast | September 7th 08
4.0 excellentdieto | August 31st 08
4.0 excellentMyles O'Donnell | August 27th 08
3.5 greatDjMopular | August 26th 08
3.0 goodTeamExcelcior | July 30th 08
4.5 superbrahulrajaram2005 | July 19th 08
3.5 greatRJayZ | May 11th 08
4.0 excellentSlaytan | April 21st 08
1.5 very poorKit Brown | April 9th 08
4.5 superbllamaman | March 10th 08
3.0 goodAdam | February 22nd 08
2.0 poorTiphanycufflinks | February 14th 08
4.5 superbingenting | February 10th 08
3.0 goodFeedbacker | February 1st 08
3.5 greatfireaboveicebelow | January 29th 08
4.0 excellentMr Fahrenheit | January 22nd 08
3.5 great459 | December 28th 07
4.0 excellentChanning Freeman STAFF | December 23rd 07
2.5 averageSkyler | December 3rd 07
4.0 excellentLuke M. Jenkins (Confessed) | November 29th 07
4.0 excellentKyle Miller | November 27th 07
2.5 averagebarbu | November 8th 07
4.0 excellentUNDERAGE | October 24th 07
4.0 excellentGreg Majewski | October 18th 07

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