Sungrinder, Solar Haze, Aeonic Impulse, Damned Age at The Aging Room in Long Beach

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Tonight. My band plays at 9 PM. All ages. $5 Entrance.

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Sapien, Odyssey Dawn, The Walkers, and Watcher

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This is a show that I put together through ADHD Entertainment.

It will be Monday, September 26th, 2016 at The Blacklight District Lounge in Long Beach.

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2016 Album Review #20

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Entheos – The Infinite Nothing (Artery Records)

Last year, Entheos released their debut EP, Primal. The album was well received because it combined the talents of drummer Navene Koperweis, formerly of Animals As Leaders, bassist Evan Brewer, formerly of The Faceless, guitarist Frank Costa, formerly of Animosity, and vocalist Chaney Crabb, formerly of the band Systems. The EP demonstrated the band’s ability to switch between deathcore and technical death metal with hints of electronic music and even hints of jazz-fusion. The EP also left people wanting more. Entheos was quick to deliver, and just over a year later released their full-length, The Infinite Nothing. This album continues where the EP left off, but as expected, everything sounds more refined in the context of a full-length album. The album starts with “Perpetual Miscalculations”, which starts out in full force with slapped bass and technical drumming before switching over to a more groove oriented feel complete with electronic sounds. “New Light” is filled with great riff after great riff before switching over to a straight up electronic section that sounds more at home on an Animals As Leaders album, but somehow they are able to make it fit and flow perfectly. The guitars solos are really a stand out for me on this album. They are soulful and full of beautiful tones. They never feel forced and compliment the songs very well. “The Infinite Nothing” contains a wonderful melodic section in the middle with a chugging guitar riff and keyboard sounds that mimic strings, before returning to the chaos of the rest of the song. The band has a way of making the songs and the album as a whole stay interesting, and have a way of making sure the focus and attention is constantly switching from member to member. Evan has a great bass part a the beginning of “Terminal Stages of Nostalgia”, and “An Ever-Expanding Human” goes back and forth from electronic music to jazz fusion. There is no shortage of great guitar solos on this album, and I really appreciate that. There is also no shortage of pulverizing riffs that will work great in a live setting. Overall, I enjoyed this debut album and found it hard to stop listening to it over and over.

-Jordan Salfity