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NoG – Untitled EP

Having played a storming set headlining December's Millennium of Blood it's a pleasure to be reviewing their EP. Change of style for this one as it's a departure from my usual track by track analysis, but all will become clear as the review unfolds... hopefully.

A Bergerac inspired piece of lunacy starts things off and from here on in we are treated to three lengthy tracks of musical dexterity. Stunning musicianship combines with massive levels of complexity, as the instrumentals enter musical odyssey territory in a Meshuggah meets Mars Volta soundclash. Should be a soundclash but it isn't, as the tracks meander and flow with spectacular ease. There are angular technical sections as well as modern prog moments, together with old school prog, jazz and even classic Rush touches. As a fan of modern prog and all things techy, this CD ticks all the boxes for me and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to fans of Meshuggah, Gojira, The Mars Volta, Porcupine Tree and Rush.

The only negative is the production which could be crisper. Otherwise, go and see them live, blag or buy a copy of this EP and support a quality unsigned band who deserve to go on to bigger and better things. Hugely enjoyable fellas, let's hope there's a full length release due in 2009.

Tracklisting;

  1. Intro
  2. Nog's Nogtastical Nogtasm
  3. Nogulism
  4. Nogularity

 

 

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