Fractal UniverseThe Impassable Horizon

✦✦✦✧ The third album from this French quartet comes across as impressively technical and jarring, like a good prog metal album should. It reminds me of Intronaut, The Faceless, and Cynic at their best, but somehow doesn’t feel as self-indulgent as those bands do at their worst. And I say that, even with a truly excessive amount of saxophone all over the place.