Fleshgod Apocalypse -- Veleno

Fleshgod ApocalypseVeleno

★★☆☆ This is a fun record to listen to. That said, whether you’re already a fan of FGA or are only hearing of their brand of orchestral tech death now for the first time, this album’s unvaried production and all-too-familiar riffage suggest that you should listen to the band’s previous album "King" instead.

Fleshgod Apocalypse -- King

Fleshgod ApocalypseKing

★★★☆ FGA take their neoclassical pretensions to ridiculous heights with this one; it says something that they were able to release a deluxe double-length edition, with soloed-orchestral versions of every song on the standard release (and it says something else that this bonus actually kinda stands up on its own, like a video game soundtrack).