Review: Intronaut – Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)

Rated:

4/5

Building upon 2010’s Valley of Smoke, Intronaut continue to own the prog-metal netherworld between the jazzy acrobatics of Cynic and the doomier textures of Baroness. Near-constant meter and rhythm shifts are an integral part of their new, fourth album, whether Intronaut are sawing and screaming or engaging in delicate arpeggios and melodic vocal harmonies. And while there are motifs that bind the songs together—the tinny guitar stabs and pulsing counter beat of “The Welding,” the sporadic throbbing thud of “Milk Leg”—the band’s primary objective is to lift listeners off their feet and keep them floating, with only occasional handholds for stability. JON WIEDERHORN

Check out “Milk Leg” off Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones) below: