7 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a clutch of releases emphasizing different aspects of their pluralistic approach, The Direction of Last Things sees Intronaut lending equal weight to their many interests: Each song is an intricately balanced exchange between metalcore intensity, interstellar overdrive, and precision-guided post-metal. Commanding opener “Fast Worms” mutates from roaring riff-work to jazzy interplay, and the equally epic “The Unlikely Event of a Water Landing” gradually sinks into oceanic guitar shimmer and fretless bass. “The Pleasant Surprise,” the most propulsive cut, serves as an enthralling showcase for Danny Walker’s superhuman drums.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a clutch of releases emphasizing different aspects of their pluralistic approach, The Direction of Last Things sees Intronaut lending equal weight to their many interests: Each song is an intricately balanced exchange between metalcore intensity, interstellar overdrive, and precision-guided post-metal. Commanding opener “Fast Worms” mutates from roaring riff-work to jazzy interplay, and the equally epic “The Unlikely Event of a Water Landing” gradually sinks into oceanic guitar shimmer and fretless bass. “The Pleasant Surprise,” the most propulsive cut, serves as an enthralling showcase for Danny Walker’s superhuman drums.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Jamesm601 ,

Outstanding

This album deserves a more thorough review than this one in tapping out on my phone, but I didn't want to wait. Good god is this great. Right now Sul Ponticello is my favorite track, but that's already changed a few times.

If you liked Valley of Smoke or Habitual Levitations, imagine how they would sound with exponentially better production and mastering. Not to say this is a retread of those albums at all. It's a new direction for the band. But this album does continue the evolution that started with Valley of Smoke toward metal that is as melodically sophisticated as it is mathematically complex.

There is a gorgeous mix of the brutal and the beautiful on this disc. My album of the year so far, and it's mid November.

xbglassax ,

perfect music!!

This is the hands down one of the greatest things in heavy music I have ever heard. These guys are crushing whatever few barriers are left in the evolution of heavy music. They're so good. So technically sound... I have listened to a lot of really heavy music for the majority of my life and I have grown to love and admire true musicianship paired with challenging complex timing and structure. It makes me so happy to hear this incredible example of these guys as musicians. In my opinion these guys are the "caviar" of heavy music. Dont get me wrong....Theres lot of good stuff out there but these guys are so beyond this level of consideration. I feel these guys can do everything that other bands of the same genre are doing while none of the others can quite do what they do so well. Way to raise such an impossibly high bar! You guys are my favorite. Please buy this so they will always write and record music!!!!

sspadafo ,

A Monumental Achievement

I feel how weak and fruitless any words of mine might be which would attempt to describe an album so overwhelmingly great. But I cannot refrain from tendering Intronaut the congratulations they so deserve. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage any anguish they experience on tour, and leave them only the cherished memories of the many drinks I will buy them when they come to my town, and the solemn pride that must be theirs to have made such a monumental record.
-Abraham Lincoln

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