Artificial Brain   Infrared Horizon
4.0
excellent
Release Date: 2017
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4.0 excellentJacquibim STAFF | April 6th 17

Holy fuck, the universe isn't ready for this album

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4.0 excellentXenophanes STAFF | February 16th 17

While there are some moments that literally seem copy/pasted from their debut, there's enough twists ("Static rShattering" could be a Krallice song) to make it interesting enough to stand on its own. It's a darker and heavier ralbum but still a lot of fun.

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4.0 excellentsputniks resident byrb of prey | April 8th 17

best cover art of the year

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4.5 superbDedes | March 23rd 17

I don't know how many modern death metal bands write about weeby alien shit but this band sure as hell must be the best of them

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3.5 greatcjbizzlebizzle | May 19th 17

Infrared Horizon is a technical death metal experience that sticks to a formula throughout but stays refreshing thanks to a few key elements instrumentally and vocally. Artificial Brain hammer away at dissonant chords for much of the album rather than relying on down-tuned open string rhythms and on the whole this gives the experience an anxious, creepy atmosphere as if there is imminent danger but you do not know where or what it is coming from. Perhaps the true key to the musical side of things is the percussion. AB's drummer takes a spastic, unpredictable rhythmic approach rather than hammering away at the double bass constantly. Focusing in on the drums on this record is exhilarating; what an impressive performance. The vocals range from piggy grunts to harsh shrieks, a variety that allows the album to elevate itself above many of it's contemporaries. Sticking to one would have been a tragic mistake. It is a bit difficult to chose a few tracks that standout above the rest because many of them are similar but in this case they are all pretty high quality and the album flows just fine.

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4.0 excellentAlabaster Jones | April 29th 17

It's a dually intriguing and disconcerting thought for a machine to gain sentience, for a huge number of reasons. It's fitting; Artificial Brain sound like a bunch of androids that gained the ability to express emotion through music, and as Infrared Horizon is an alien record, it is also an album dripping with creativity and passion. The combination of tech-death, brutal death, and a dose of blackened death is ridiculously complex and speedy, but there's an audible sense of urgency and vexation when they play, as if they are the troubled android described throughout the album's lyrical escapades. Vocalist Will Smith is phenomenal as well, utilizing a variety of deliveries from a low gurgling growl to black metal-esque screaming; plus, that shriek at the beginning of "Anchored To The Inlayed Arc" is absolutely unreal. It's an angular, oftentimes unsettling beast, but it's that type of uncompromising mindset that can help make a great metal record, which Artificial Brain have certainly done here with Infrared Horizon.

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4.5 superbRisodo | April 24th 17

We have a potential here. Death "Artificial" Metal is flawless.

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3.5 greatemmny | April 23rd 17

not as hook-y/catchy as their first album ( better production tho

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3.5 greatBritch2tiger | April 22nd 17

Instrumentally savage, but I dare not to rate this any higher (at the moment) until I have a better "objective" references for death metal. Still a pretty brutal album!

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4.0 excellentramon CONTRIBUTOR | February 16th 17

Artificial Brain is as Artificial Brain does. Only blacker this time.

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