incredible album, liking math rock and not liking this is untenable. 'triptych' and 'havoc in the forum' are masterpieces so buy this and then pre-order their new album because that will probably be even better than this classic. enjoy your ttng journey
Having been a fan for a few years now, my expectations were high for this record. Luckily, I was not let down - stronger vocal melodies, lovely production and the usual insane instrumental work will please any TTNG/Math Rock fan in general. Any lingering skepticism I had about their first record as a 3 piece was immediately quelled as opener 'Cat Fantastic' paves the way for things to come. New vocalist Henry sounds great and the tapped melodies and frenetic drum work haven't taken any downturn as riffs plough through time signature changes with a beautifully familiar ease.
All in all, the record sounds more thought out and perhaps more rounded than previous releases. Definitely my favourite math rock album of the new year.