Chimp Spanner - All Roads Lead Here [EP]


8 | 30 votes |
Release date: 6 February 2012
Style: Progressive metal, Djent , Instrumental

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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]

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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19.02.2012 - 02:01
!J.O.O.E.!
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Another great record from this dude.
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19.03.2012 - 12:29
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
I was impressed, now I want to listen to their oldest stuff.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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29.04.2012 - 18:40
chronic-headache
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.
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14.10.2012 - 05:14
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
This is pretty jazzy at some points. I didn't like it at first but i'm really starting to love it
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19.12.2013 - 16:52
Rating: 5
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Sounds like every other band of this particular style. No desire to listen to this twice...
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19.12.2013 - 23:30
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Funny, because I know no other djent band that sounds like this.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.12.2013 - 16:05
Rating: 7
mz
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.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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29.12.2014 - 04:22
Rating: 9
moonflash
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 !
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26.01.2015 - 22:37
Rating: 5
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
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.
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26.01.2015 - 22:42
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
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.
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27.01.2015 - 00:18
Rating: 5
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Guest 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?
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27.01.2015 - 00:35
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
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.
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27.01.2015 - 02:15
Rating: 5
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Guest 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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