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★★★☆ This shit is cray. You know BTBAM will spin off for a while in a self-indulgent jazzy bit, or a circusy section? Native Construct’s debut album makes that stuff sound like the comparatively superficial larks that they really are. You can pause any song at any point, walk away for a bit, and when you resume the music later, completely forget who you’re listening to… that’s how fully committed the band are to their manifold genre proclivities (symphonic metal, speed metal, classic rock, jazz, 80s, musical theater). The one glaring consequence of all this musical mercuriality is that the album feels almost allergic to flow or momentum. This is still a must-listen nevertheless.