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Artificial Brain — Infrared Horizon

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★★☆☆ This is not an easy album to listen to, even with the by-now-familiar technodeath caveats and Gorguts comparisons that this inevitably invites. For one thing, the production is even less polished than that of the preceding “Labyrinth Constellation,” if you can imagine that. At the same time, it’s oddly more… obvious?… in its delivery. The corroded machine on the album cover perfect anchors the mood and subject matter, even as Artificial Brain flirt more directly with the accessible lure of doom and sludge. And yet, there’s just not enough here to recommend repeated listenings.