|SPASTIC INK originally consisted of ex-Watchtower member Ron Jarzombek (guitars, programming, composition, lyrics & production), Pete Perez on bass and brother Bobby Jarzombek on drums (both coming from heavy metal band Riot). With this line-up they released their first all instrumental album Ink Complete. For their second album Ink Compatible which took them more than four years for its making singer Jason McMaster (ex-Watchtower) plus a bunch of well known guest musicians like Daniel Gildenlvw (Pain Of Salvation, Marty Friedman (Megadeth, Cacophony) or Jens Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen) have been added up.
The music on both of their albums which are masterpieces in technical metal is very intricate combining influences from multiple music genres. Somehow one could call it a more advanced and more diverse version of Watchtower's music, who are regarded as "inventors" of this sub-genre.
Musicianship is brilliant showing a high leveled skill by playing mind blowing riffs in an incredible high speed and complex odd-timed rhythms with lots of sudden shifts. Lyrics on Ink Compatible are rather weird, ironic and somehow reminiscent of Frank Zappa or Mr. Bungle.
Both albums should not only apply to fans of Watchtower, but as well to all lovers of adventurous and inventive music, i.e. fans of Frank Zappa, Mr. Bungle, Steve Vai or Riot music.