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Origin — Unparalleled Universe

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ Ridiculous technodeath is ridiculous. That’s to be expected from Origin. They may have taken things a bit too far this time around, with their wankery devolving at times into pure implausibility. The drums are particularly unbelievable. However, undergirding the comically precise shredding is a latest catchiness that feels more pronounced since the band’s last album (2014′s “Omnipresent”). As if sensing their moment to feature their own songwriting, the tracks here are a little longer than we’re used to, with the notable standout: a 10-minute epic! Kudos to Origin for taking chances with their playbook.