In October, Gigan, the brainchild of left-handed lead guitarist and founding member Eric Hersemann, released Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science. The latest full-length from the Chicago-by-way-of-Florida progressive tech metallers is a mammoth multi-textured audio adventure. Instrumentally dense, meticulously concise, conceptually absorbing and physically taxing, Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science was recorded with renowned sound-weaver Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea, Yakuza) at Earth Analog Studios in Chicago and commands its listener’s attention upon first note.
Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Hersemann to discuss some records that melted his brain in 2013. This is what he enjoyed.
In no particular order, some probably forgotten and only metal for this list:
1: Autopsy – The Headless Ritual (Autopsy can do no wrong.)
2: Hirax – Immortal Legacy (Katon is a legend and Hirax never fails.)
3: Immolation – Kingdom of Conspiracy (Gentlemen among thieves and they always deliver the goods.)
4: Voi-Vod – Target Earth (Continuing the vision.)
5: Portal – Vexovoid (Audible darkness.)
6: Monster Magnet – Last Patrol (Always wish Dave the best-now tour, dammit!)
7: Wormed – Exodromos (Interstellar brothers with killer new tunes.)
8: Ulcerate – Vermis (Interesting evolution of their sound.)
9: Gorguts – Colored Sands (Picks up right where From Wisdom… left off.)
10: Blood Ceremony – The Eldritch Dark (Underrated and underappreciated, but awesome.)
(Visit Gigan here: https://www.facebook.com/Giganmusic.)