One of their best songs ever. This and Playing God bode well for the new album
track titles are hilarious, love these guys
Good song but man, I really hate how drums sound on their songs
i like how the drums sound and hate the song. fistbump
This is better than the other singles for this new album, really liked Vai's part
It's the closer so I won't check it, but I'm very hype for the album
This absolutely rules. Just tasty lick after tasty lick
Jesus, that was fucking epic
Damn Steak, I didn't notice it was the closer until now... Oh well. Still a banger.
Alright, this one was killer. Not always a fan of these guys but this was super well done.
won't say this is bad, cause there's cool stuff here, but it's modern in a way that i find extremely off-putting.
also doesn't sound like music that can be performed live and sound like it does on this track. no doubt these guys are great at their instruments, but i don't see them standing on a stage, rocking out like they are in the video and ending up sounding anywhere close to this. too much studio wizardry. i'd like to be proven wrong.
Lichtbringer, aside from the drums, you'd be surprised by how well these guys sound like with their new music.
Edit: the drums are great live, they are just live drums and not a drum machine.
This is actually awesome, was nervous after the last single but part of the charm of this record is going to be that its all over the place in a good way
I'm just interested in the song with Brasstracks
Anotha banger. Theres a middle portion in this however I think they could have shortened slightly. The bit after Scott's solo where he just kinda noodles a bit more... for some reason. That Vai solo fit super well.
That was quite exceptional. Contrasting styles meld to make something really euphonic. Really well-produced video as well.
might be my new fave by them tbh, that felt huge and very them
They definitely know how to play
These clowns make me so embarrassed I ever thought the guitar was such a cool instrument
Care to elaborate DamnVanne? I feel these guys are the most innovative thing to happen to guitar music in a while. It's especially cool that instrumental music like this is doing well with the casual listener.
I love how butthurt people get over music like this. New album is shaping up nicely
The song itself is really quite spectacular, it's too bad you can't hear the guitars because they thought it'd be a cool idea to only include the mid frequencies and make it sound like their "amps" are wrapped in 30 blankets.
Vai straight up went in, though. Sick feature.
It’s the art. They’re insanely good at dexterity and time-keeping and that’s the only sensation that can be gathered from their music. There is zero emotional component, it’s not evocative of anything whatsoever and so it’s a very base art. I’ve been a prog fan for 20 years or so and I can often appreciate music as a sort of mathematical craft even when it isn’t from any place in the heart but bands like these nerds and Chon make this music that is so colorful and yet so fucking vapid
ok boomer good talk!
the song is soulless.
The second part of the song has plenty of soul, Scott's solo near the beginning has too, not to mention the Vai solo, do not understand how this is soulless in the slightest
This is pretty awesome
Chino to feature on one track, interesting
Also even in a prog context their music is so virginal that they make Covet look like Motley Crue
I don't get how people can call this music soulless. These dudes put like a bajillion hours of practicing into getting that good and have impeccable hooks and melodic sense, you can't put THAT much time into something without being absolutely passionate about it lol. The machine-like precision is definitely different from what most people would consider rock music, but that's what they're going for, not just a result of quantizing everything to a click.
This song fucks and then some, Vai is a legend and I love that they're showing a new generation what a monster he is. That whammy bar solo is tasty as fuck
People say soulless but I think they mean robotic.
Also imagine calling Chon vapid
I can get that, but that's been their aesthetic, playing semi-impossible shit and meter shifts within a rather simple framework. I can see them going towards a more organic direction with things in their future though, Playing God is a step towards that. Seems like all the technical guys inevitably make their way towards jazz and blues / "feel" playing as they age
You can just tell every person in this band grew up filthy rich and got to practice their instruments for 20 years unimpeded.
"Seems like all the technical guys inevitably make their way towards jazz and blues / "feel" playing as they age"
tends to happen when you're a one trick pony
Lol more like all the tricks pony, and what's wrong with jazz or blues? Any of these dudes can play just about anything they want to, there's elements of virtually all genres in their playing. The fact that they can make albums full of instrumental wankery that's consistently popular with everyday people is way more rare/impressive then they get credit for
"You can just tell every person in this band grew up filthy rich and got to practice their instruments for 20 years unimpeded."
I mean let's say we know that's actually true (which we don't), it would still be pretty shitty of you to hold that against them. that's like some poor person entitlement shit
it's not they don't have any soul, it's that their soul is too advanced technically for your less musically developed ears to comprehend. it's okay, i too used to be guilty of thinking in this fashion
"less musically developed ears"
I love elitists.
well i was kind of hoping i wouldn't have to spell it out but i was actually trying to counter balance the "it's soulless technical wankery" reverse elitism with regular elitism. isn't it ironic that you're calling me an elitist for calling out elitism?
Anyone who wants to review this album with any kind of objectivity is going to have a tough job. Might as well start now.
Just dismiss the milquetoast elite soulless take and you’re good. Probably.
“People say soulless but I think they mean robotic. ”
Yes, when I say soulless I mean mechanically played and relentlessly felt. Anyway, this futuristic, cold-toned feel is what Polyphia are all about, the distance they intentionally create I think. I am not devaluing the work.
At least the drums sound more real in this track.
A change of pace
Steve Vai is starting to look like Tony Hawk
Even Steve Vai can't make this band interesting.
"I mean let's say we know that's actually true (which we don't), it would still be pretty shitty of you to hold that against them. that's like some poor person entitlement shit"
lol please be nice to rich people!
I wish they would make an album of material like Playing God
"lol please be nice to rich people!"
i mean it's more like, be nice to people unless they give you a reason to not be nice to them, regardless of how much money they have? wild concept i know. someone in some really impoverished country probably thinks you're rich too
the riffs are precise, but the precision itself is priveleged
This actually kinda jams hard! Best I've heard from these guys.
https://youtu.be/ixoMFAK4U0E Playing God (Acapella)
They really should just do the whole record like this
someone in some really impoverished country probably thinks you're rich too 
Retarded people like Gameofmetal don't realize a simple statement like this.
They get to go onto a board like Sputnik and talk shit on someone's perceived wealth and how it somehow it resulted in x member of the band sounding like they do while not realizing that the internet connection that gives them a platform to actually spout that shit is a privilege that a sizeable chunk of humans don't have access to.
^^ also true. And it's cope bc they can't play as good so they pretend you can buy talent lol
Steve Vai is also a beekeeper