We’ve written a lot about Intronaut over the past couple weeks, and why wouldn’t we? They’re one of the best progressive metal bands on the scene today, and we are chomping at the bit to hear their new album. They’ve been hard at work writing new tunes which they’re currently laying down to tape in the studio , and lucky for us, they played one of those new songs on Monday night at the House of Blues in Anaheim opening for Meshuggah. Surprisingly good fan-filmed footage of the song can be viewed after the jump, and hold onto your pants, because it rules.
The song, which doesn’t have a title yet, was performed instrumentally because they’re still nailing out vocals for it, but man oh man is it ever so good. It’s got all the things that make Intronaut one of the very best and most interesting bands around: emotive and spacey guitar passages, head-bobbing polyrhythmic grooves, and virtuoso-level performances from all members of the band. And is that a Between the Buried and Me-esque flourish I hear near the beginning of the song? They must’ve rubbed off on Intronaut when they toured together last year, which is not a bad thing at all.
As I’ve said before, this new Intronaut album is going to be huge and a guaranteed contender for album of the year, for me at least. Hopefully they can get this thing cranked out quickly and into our ears by the end of the summer.