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Release date: 18 September 2007
Style: Instrumental progressive metal

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Review


Line-up
Ron Jarzombek - guitars
Charlie Zeleny - drums
Alex Webster - bass


Additional info
Produced by Ron Jarzombek.
Guitars recorded at Live Oak Studios.
Bass recorded at Hell Whole Studios. Edited by Ron Jarzombek.
Drums recorded at Doc Z Studios. Additional drum editing by Ron Jarzombek.
Mastered by Jacob Hansen at jacobhansen.com.

Front cover by Anthony Alanis.
Brain liners by Derek Vizzi and Steve Connelly.

Staff review by
Bas

Rating:
7.7
Blotted Science is an instrumental metal outfit consisting of guitarist Ron Jarzombek (famous for quite a number of other projects apparently, but as I'm not familiar with any of them I can't compare this CD to his other outputs) Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse) and drummer Carlie Zeleny (Behold…The Arctopus).


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published 15.01.2009 | Comments (16)

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Mehdi Taba - 03.09.2011 at 00:24  
Rating: 9 Excellent Instrumental Death Progressive Metal with some Jazz element .
metaniac - 11.09.2011 at 11:41  
Rating: 10 This BAND is epic and the Ron should be a legend.
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.09.2011 at 17:55  
Rating: 7
Written by Mehdi Taba on 03.09.2011 at 00:24

Excellent Instrumental Death Progressive Metal with some Jazz element .

I'm glad someone else recognises the death metal in the band, despite being no vocals. Most people don't get that ;]
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.09.2011 at 20:05  
  Great technical metal but hardly any death metal at all in it. And that doesn't have to do with the lack of vocals
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.09.2011 at 20:44  
Rating: 7 You just rendered a whole heap of tech death bands "technical metal" as most modern tech death bands don't have much "death metal" in them aside from growls - congrats Marcel
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.09.2011 at 21:18  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.09.2011 at 20:44

You just rendered a whole heap of tech death bands "technical metal" as most modern tech death bands don't have much "death metal" in them aside from growls - congrats Marcel


and so-called mdern tech death bands aren't death metal at all, no matter if they use growls or not. The music isn't dm at its base hence NOT dm in any whatever way
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.09.2011 at 21:19  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.09.2011 at 21:18

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.09.2011 at 20:44

You just rendered a whole heap of tech death bands "technical metal" as most modern tech death bands don't have much "death metal" in them aside from growls - congrats Marcel


and so-called mdern tech death bands aren't death metal at all, no matter if they use growls or not. The music isn't dm at its base hence NOT dm in any whatever way

I think we've just found the crux of your reasoning Marcel ;]
NocturnalStalker - 02.09.2013 at 18:57  
Rating: 9 Even though Marcel is completely right and this album has little (if anything) to do with death metal, it's still a great record. Nothing less to be expected from such a great musician as Ron Jarzombek.
psykometal - 03.09.2013 at 05:39  
 
Written by NocturnalStalker on 02.09.2013 at 18:57

Even though Marcel is completely right and this album has little (if anything) to do with death metal, it's still a great record. Nothing less to be expected from such a great musician as Ron Jarzombek.

Who in their right mind would ever call this Death metal? It has elements of Death metal, but not enough to call it a "death metal album".

It is a really great album though.
NocturnalStalker - 03.09.2013 at 17:34  
Rating: 9
Written by psykometal on 03.09.2013 at 05:39

Who in their right mind would ever call this Death metal? It has elements of Death metal, but not enough to call it a "death metal album".

It is a really great album though.


I think the most death metal-like thing on this album is the presence of Alex Webster in the line-up.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.09.2013 at 18:26  
Rating: 7
Written by psykometal on 03.09.2013 at 05:39

Who in their right mind would ever call this Death metal? It has elements of Death metal, but not enough to call it a "death metal album".

It is a really great album though.

Who in their right mind would ever call instrumental tech-death "death metal?" No one, and that's very wrong in my opinion and precisely why this is laden with enough elements of what is called death metal in the modern age Wanky tech-death has virtually nothing to do with death metal of old with the exception of the vocals, yet it is called tech death. Try to think of it from that perspective. If I were to dub over this record with generic death vocals, do you really think people would still call it simply "progressive metal" or the norm of "tech / progressive death?" I'd beg the latter, you and NocturnalStalker included. Hell, even wikipedia calls them tech-death now it seems.
psykometal - 03.09.2013 at 21:10  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 03.09.2013 at 18:26

Who in their right mind would ever call instrumental tech-death "death metal?" No one, and that's very wrong in my opinion and precisely why this is laden with enough elements of what is called death metal in the modern age Wanky tech-death has virtually nothing to do with death metal of old with the exception of the vocals, yet it is called tech death. Try to think of it from that perspective. If I were to dub over this record with generic death vocals, do you really think people would still call it simply "progressive metal" or the norm of "tech / progressive death?" I'd beg the latter, you and NocturnalStalker included. Hell, even wikipedia calls them tech-death now it seems.

I'll have to revisit the album. I recall the guitar and bass tuning (as well as production) being very thick and chunky, similar to death metal, but recall very little actual death metal elements in the music. Mostly I recall my fellow Texan just being very technical, and progressive as usual. My statement had nothing to do with the lack of vocals, I'm more than aware that vocals are only one aspect of music.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.09.2013 at 21:17  
Rating: 7
Written by psykometal on 03.09.2013 at 21:10

I'll have to revisit the album. I recall the guitar and bass tuning (as well as production) being very thick and chunky, similar to death metal, but recall very little actual death metal elements in the music. Mostly I recall my fellow Texan just being very technical, and progressive as usual. My statement had nothing to do with the lack of vocals, I'm more than aware that vocals are only one aspect of music.

Well to my mind most tech death bands have very little death metal in. Necrophagist's 'Epitaph' is probably worth a comparitive listen. Haven't listened to it in years but I'm guessing it's probably not got that much in.

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