Chicago-based architectural metal assassins, SCIENTIST, dropped their 10100II00101 full-length upon unsuspecting masses last Friday. In honor of its release, Metal Injection is streaming the unsung gem in its entirety.
SCIENTIST features founding guitarist/vocalist Eric Plonka (ex Yakuza) with guitarist/vocalist Patrick Auclair (ex Taken By The Sun), drummer Justin Cape (ex Taken By The Sun), and bassist Mathew Milligan (Making Ghosts). Drawing heavily from the Windy City’s long-running tradition of experimental metal, the band members themselves describe their sound as “architectural metal.” Were listeners to ponder this description alongside the band’s sound, they would imagine twisted beams, exposed glass diagonals, and post-apocalyptic concrete blocks with a decaying skyline and crimson horizon in the distance. If SCIENTIST’s sound is architectural, it is doubtless an experimental edifice. With their second full-length, 10100II00101, the adventurousness the band displayed on their debut album has now gone thoroughly and beautifully haywire adding guest vocalists to the mix venturing away from their mostly instrumental past.
Check it out HERE.
0100II00101 was tracked at Minbal Studio, engineered by Sanford Parker (Minsk, Corrections House, Buried At Sea), mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room and boasts a variety of guest vocal appearances including Stavros Giannopoulos of The Atlas Moth, Andre Almarez of Pale Horseman, Anthony Cwan of Without Waves and James Clayton Bowman as well as a lap slide guitar cameo from Jeff Lyman of Dance Bullies.