ULTRAGEISTING THEIR WAY TO THE TOP
I like it when new bands draw influences from various odd places across the metal spectrum and combine them into something that works just right, despite the seemingly cobbled together musical blueprint. In the case of Lawnguyland, NY’s Ultrageist, these exceptionally talented musicians draw from bands as all over the map as Protest the Hero, Horse the Band and The Red Chord and end up with an amalgam of progressive metal and hardcore, at times crushing and at times jazzy, with hints of electronica scattered throughout. If the next generation of metal bands is as good as finding new, creative ways to write metal songs as Ultrageist, the kids are gonna be alright.
I’ve yet to see these guys play live, but I’ve got a feeling they bring a great show. We’ll let you know next time they leave Vinnie Boombatz and his hair-gel Guido brigade behind and venture into the big city. Check ’em out on MySpace.