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Release date: 6 February 2012
Style: Instrumental progressive metal, Djent

Rating:

7.9 | 26 votes

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25 have it
7 want it


01. Dark Age Of Technology
02. Engrams
03. Mӧbius Pt I
04. Mӧbius Pt II
05. Mӧbius Pt III
06. Cloud City
07. Supererogation [Chuter Remix] [vinyl edition bonus]
08. Supererogation [TimfyJames Remix] [vinyl edition bonus]
09. Supererogation [The Algorithm Remix] [vinyl edition bonus]
10. Supererogation [Tanuki Remix] [vinyl edition bonus]

Review

Staff review by
!J.O.O.E.!

Rating:
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Chimp Spanner are damn cool. Chimp Spanner is prog for those that hate prog, djent for those that despise djent (or at least the new wave classification of "djent"). Oh wait, that's pretty much me. Chimp Spanner must be pretty good then.

Hailing from the glorious and glitzy land of Essex, Paul Ortiz, the sole proprietor and producer of the instrumental abstraction that is Chimp Spanner, impressed me greatly last year with the 2009 monster that was At The Dream's Edge, and along with French texturists Uneven Structure, demonstrated to me that djent need not be a thoughtless clone of Meshuggah. All Roads Lead Here can only be described as another feather in his cap. It should be noted for those unfamiliar to Chimp Spanner that Ortiz also makes music for video games and while it isn't as obvious here as it was on the previous full-length unless my imagination was running away with me I could have sworn it felt like I was playing Gunstar Heroes at times.

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published 16.03.2012 | Comments (9)

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!J.O.O.E.! - 19.02.2012 at 02:01  
  Another great record from this dude.
BloodTears - 19.03.2012 at 12:29  
Rating: 8 I was impressed, now I want to listen to their oldest stuff.
chronic-headache - 29.04.2012 at 18:40  
  Chimp Spanner are damn cool. Chimp Spanner is prog for those that hate prog, djent for those that despise djent

couldn't have said it better myself.
Damn awesome band.
Alex Fenger - 14.10.2012 at 05:14  
  This is pretty jazzy at some points. I didn't like it at first but i'm really starting to love it
LeKiwi - 19.12.2013 at 16:52  
Rating: 5 Sounds like every other band of this particular style. No desire to listen to this twice...
Mr. Doctor - 19.12.2013 at 23:30  
  Funny, because I know no other djent band that sounds like this.
mz - 20.12.2013 at 16:05  
Rating: 7 Highly enjoyable but I need some sort of vocals to fully enjoy my metal most of the time and this album is not an excectation.
moonflash - 29.12.2014 at 04:22  
Rating: 9 Absolutely brilliant EP, their best work I daresay. The songs have an irresistable flow to them, quite melodic and loaded with beautiful ambient bits all in the frame of djenty guitars in the background which compliment the music extremely well. Also has an arcade vibe to it à la Sonic Wings or Metal Slug which makes me love it even more !
LeKiwi - 26.01.2015 at 22:37  
Rating: 5
Written by Mr. Doctor on 19.12.2013 at 23:30

Funny, because I know no other djent band that sounds like this.

Their previous album is quite varied for the genre, but this particular EP is just sounds like one made by every other bedroom guitarist trying to milk the djent scene.
!J.O.O.E.! - 26.01.2015 at 22:42  
  Nah, this band still remains a fair leap ahead of every djent band I've heard, and most prog ones too.

Disappointing that the new album never got released last year as the song from it sounded phenomenal. Guess this is the year for it then.
LeKiwi - 27.01.2015 at 00:18  
Rating: 5
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.01.2015 at 22:42

Nah, this band still remains a fair leap ahead of every djent band I've heard, and most prog ones too.

Every djent band?
!J.O.O.E.! - 27.01.2015 at 00:35  
 
Written by LeKiwi on 27.01.2015 at 00:18

Every djent band?

That I've heard. Then again I don't consider Chimp Spanner a djent band. More like a prog band with djent qualities.
LeKiwi - 27.01.2015 at 02:15  
Rating: 5
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.01.2015 at 00:35

That I've heard. Then again I don't consider Chimp Spanner a djent band. More like a prog band with djent qualities.

That's interesting...I found this EP pretty stale compared to what I consider top notch djent. Oh well, such is life.

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