Polyphia's Ego Death

2022-09-28 by Fernando Alves STAFF | 57 Comments
Progressive rockers Polyphia have shared yet another song, 'Ego Death' (featuring Steve Vai), off their forthcoming studio album Remember That You Will Die, due out October 28th. The music video can be seen below.


Director, Producer | Caleb Young

Guitar, Bass & Drum tabs: https://polyphiatabs.com

Tracklist:
1. Genesis feat. Brasstracks
2. Playing God
3. The Audacity feat. Anomalie
4. Reverie
5. ABC feat. Sophia Black
6. Memento Mori feat. Killstation
7. Fuck Around and Find Out feat. $not
8. All Falls Apart
9. Neurotica
10. Chimera feat. Lil West
11. Bloodbath feat. Chino Moreno
12. Ego Death feat. Steve Vai

Pre-order at: https://www.polyphia.com

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bgillesp
September 28th 2022
8743 Comments


One of their best songs ever. This and Playing God bode well for the new album

AlexKzillion
September 28th 2022
14562 Comments


track titles are hilarious, love these guys

misho87233
September 28th 2022
78 Comments


Good song but man, I really hate how drums sound on their songs

Cimnele
September 28th 2022
2616 Comments


i like how the drums sound and hate the song. fistbump

vult
September 28th 2022
1368 Comments


This is better than the other singles for this new album, really liked Vai's part

SteakByrnes
September 28th 2022
28251 Comments


It's the closer so I won't check it, but I'm very hype for the album

Odal
September 28th 2022
1344 Comments


This absolutely rules. Just tasty lick after tasty lick

GarthAlgar
September 28th 2022
990 Comments


Jesus, that was fucking epic

GarthAlgar
September 28th 2022
990 Comments


Damn Steak, I didn't notice it was the closer until now... Oh well. Still a banger.

Durrzo
September 28th 2022
2828 Comments


Alright, this one was killer. Not always a fan of these guys but this was super well done.

Lichtbringer
September 28th 2022
865 Comments


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.

MO
September 28th 2022
23788 Comments


meh

GarthAlgar
September 28th 2022
990 Comments


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.

Zakusz
September 28th 2022
905 Comments


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

DinosaurJones
September 28th 2022
10389 Comments


I'm just interested in the song with Brasstracks

Tundra
September 28th 2022
7698 Comments


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.

c0nf1n3d
September 28th 2022
379 Comments


That was quite exceptional. Contrasting styles meld to make something really euphonic. Really well-produced video as well.

GreyShadow
September 28th 2022
6304 Comments


might be my new fave by them tbh, that felt huge and very them

Kusangii
September 28th 2022
4570 Comments


They definitely know how to play

DamnVanne
September 28th 2022
3496 Comments


These clowns make me so embarrassed I ever thought the guitar was such a cool instrument

NonApplicable
September 28th 2022
2990 Comments


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.

CygnusX1
September 28th 2022
757 Comments


I love how butthurt people get over music like this. New album is shaping up nicely

ShadowOfTheCitadel
September 29th 2022
268 Comments


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.

DamnVanne
September 29th 2022
3496 Comments


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

Tundra
September 29th 2022
7698 Comments


ok boomer good talk!

notagenius
September 29th 2022
1169 Comments


the song is soulless.

Tundra
September 29th 2022
7698 Comments


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

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2022
17886 Comments


This is pretty awesome

IsolatedSymmetry
September 29th 2022
61 Comments


Chino to feature on one track, interesting

DamnVanne
September 29th 2022
3496 Comments


Also even in a prog context their music is so virginal that they make Covet look like Motley Crue

StrizzMatik
September 29th 2022
4154 Comments


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

vult
September 29th 2022
1368 Comments


People say soulless but I think they mean robotic.

vult
September 29th 2022
1368 Comments


Also imagine calling Chon vapid

StrizzMatik
September 29th 2022
4154 Comments


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

Gameofmetal
Emeritus
September 29th 2022
11192 Comments


You can just tell every person in this band grew up filthy rich and got to practice their instruments for 20 years unimpeded.

MO
September 29th 2022
23788 Comments


"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

StrizzMatik
September 29th 2022
4154 Comments


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

benerooni
September 29th 2022
171 Comments


"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

benerooni
September 29th 2022
171 Comments


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

DinosaurJones
September 29th 2022
10389 Comments


"less musically developed ears"

I love elitists.

benerooni
September 29th 2022
171 Comments


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?

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2022
18242 Comments


Anyone who wants to review this album with any kind of objectivity is going to have a tough job. Might as well start now.

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2022
17886 Comments


Just dismiss the milquetoast elite soulless take and you’re good. Probably.

notagenius
September 30th 2022
1169 Comments


“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.

OwMySnauze
September 30th 2022
2431 Comments


At least the drums sound more real in this track.

GiaNXGX
September 30th 2022
5037 Comments


A change of pace

AnEpicDeath
September 30th 2022
281 Comments


Steve Vai is starting to look like Tony Hawk

Josh D.
September 30th 2022
17756 Comments


Even Steve Vai can't make this band interesting.

Josh D.
September 30th 2022
17756 Comments


"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!

XingKing
September 30th 2022
15828 Comments


I wish they would make an album of material like Playing God

benerooni
September 30th 2022
171 Comments


"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

Cimnele
September 30th 2022
2616 Comments


the riffs are precise, but the precision itself is priveleged

MyMentality
September 30th 2022
754 Comments


This actually kinda jams hard! Best I've heard from these guys.

StrizzMatik
October 8th 2022
4154 Comments


https://youtu.be/ixoMFAK4U0E Playing God (Acapella)

They really should just do the whole record like this

ShadowOfTheCitadel
October 8th 2022
268 Comments


someone in some really impoverished country probably thinks you're rich too [2]

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.



StrizzMatik
October 8th 2022
4154 Comments


^^ also true. And it's cope bc they can't play as good so they pretend you can buy talent lol

tcat84
October 30th 2022
1328 Comments


Steve Vai is also a beekeeper



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