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Uncanny Make The Most Of Shroomsday

The Norwegian power trio party hard & heavy on their first LP, fearlessly & flawlessly fusing progressive metal, sludge, art-rock & more into a complex, blistering hybrid.

Uncanny take you on a mind-expanding sonic trip with their high-flying debut full-length Shroomsday — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

But don’t let the druggy title fool you: Uncompromisingly, unabashedly and unrelentingly complex, the Oslo trio’s eight-track release is the work of skilled musicians operating with all their faculties fully focused and sharply honed. Every prime-number time signature, every arpegiatted chord, every syncopated interaction in these mostly instrumental epics has been precisely planned, executed and captured for posterity. But thankfuly, they’re far from sterile — as these tracks make abundantly and unmistakably they’re not afraid to plumb some darker sonic undercurrents, using sludgy, grinding basslines to ground their flights of prog fancy. As they put it:

“Imagine a humanlike mannequin in a shop window. Old, smiling dolls in the attic. People with masks. The feeling that everything you know has been replaced with an exact copy. Completely harmless and safe, but still a source of discomfort and unrest. Attraction and deterrent at the same time. Meet Uncanny – a band making sounds that are both beautiful and ugly, awesome and awful, familiar yet unfamiliar all at the same time.

Uncanny are a hard-hitting instrumental power trio that stands out in the scene of progressive metal. Their debut album started to emerge in 2020. At the center of this eight-track album are a larger-than-life baritone guitar and an angelic/demonic lead guitar emulsified by a Meshuggah-loving drummer. The result is a dynamic debut album consisting of cut-the-crap in-your-face metal as well as prog eposes, with loads of room sound and no use of drum triggers or samples. Get ready for sludgy and melodic tunes forcing your head to bob before suddenly twisting it and neverending riffs traveling like a train with no breaks through Uncanny’s trance-like and glitchy realm.

The album is the followup to their self-titled 2016 EP, which garnered great domestic and international reviews from well-established web sites as well as smaller blogs. Uncanny were hand-picked by Dillinger Escape Plan as a supporting act for their show in Oslo in 2017, during their farewell tour.”

Listen to Shroomsday below and follow Uncanny on Facebook.