Sithu Aye's Invent the Universe is instrumental progressive metal. Beautiful melodies on top of djenty grooves, and lots of tasteful shred. The framework for the album is nothing less than the formation of the universe, and some of the songs, like my favorite Dark Ages, do have an appropriately epic space feel. Invent the Universe is also nicely sequenced, the songs flow together without sounding overly samey. Thankfully the djent production tricks like the glitchy guitar sounds are not overused, in fact they make some of the rhythm tracks more interesting than on your typical shred album. Check it out.
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