Mashing together the likes of technical death metal, deathcore and even djent, Protosequence create a wholly unique and captivating sound. These Canadian metal heads bridge the gap between numerous genres supplying a sound that is sure to suit many different listeners. The nice thing about these guys is that you can’t really pigeonhole them into one single genre as they switch genres so often. And not only that, but they sew each different genre together seamlessly creating a cohesive sound. With so many genres at their disposal, one would think that the overall sound would be chaotic, but that certainly is not the case.
Everything within Protosequence’s newest release Biophagous flows so well and so effortlessly that it just doesn’t seem as though they have to try all that hard to put out a sound as heavy and unique as they do. With only four tracks to its title, Biophagous does a great job of keeping your attention all throughout the listen and then some. Without pumping their EP full of fluff or intros or outros or anything of the like, Protosequence does a great job of capturing your ear and your attention only to have you listen numerous times without ever really realizing it.
Not only does Protosequence do a great job of jumping from genre to genre seamlessly, but they also transition between more melodic passages and the heavier passages seamlessly as well. Never once does it seem as though Protosequence lurches or stumble over themselves as they gift you with nothing but smooth, heavy, technical and melodic metal for you to bang your head to. There is a great balance in Biophagous between the more melodic passages and the heavier neck snapping ones giving you plenty of variety and diversity all throughout the EP.
Throughout Biophagous you become surrounded by heavy yet melodic riffs that descend into searing solos every now and then that are only to be supplemented by acrobatic drumming and aggressive vocals that never subside even when the more subdued and melodic moments appear. The musicianship on this EP is great and will send your head into a head banging frenzy before you know it. As mentioned before, each element that is pumped into this release is executed very well and Protosequence never misses a beat as they supply you with some damn solid metal.
Biophagous is a solid EP overall, one that you can listen to numerous times without tiring of it. The only thing I will say is that this EP just isn’t long enough, but that’s just me being selfish and that really isn’t a gripe at all. Other than that this is a solid release.
Biophagous will be released August 18, 2017.
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