Yet, for all the insanity, Rings of Saturn never forget the value of a great riff or the sheer ecstasy of head banging and there are plenty of examples of the former and opportunities for the latter sprinkled liberally through the album like a fine cosmic dust. I’m too damn tired to know if I like ‘Utta Ulla’ yet, but goddam it’s an awe-inspiring piece of work! 9
Super-fans will want the super-deluxe edition and I can understand that, even if I can’t entirely condone the cost. More irritating is the somewhat lacklustre 2-disc version which seems poorly served both in terms of packaging and content. 10 (for the music); 6 (for the package).
'Live beyond the spheres' is out now from Nuclear Blast Records
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An easy highlight of 2017, ‘Till Fjalls del II’ is a work of art, epic in scope and rich in imagination.
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... this is an assured and deeply satisfying debut. 10
Further evidence, as if any were needed, that the UK underground is teeming with talent, ‘The infinite growth paradigm vs finite resources Mk II’ is a mini-masterpiece and presages great things to come. 9