Gigan are a band from Florida that plays a psychedelic form of death metal along with elements of grindcore and this is a review of their 2013 album "Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science" which was released by Willowtip.
"Beneath The Sea Of Tranquility" begins with some sound effects which bring in psych elements before going into powerful drums and heavy guitar riffing which utilizes some melody and setting up the mood for some death metal growls as well as high pitched screams and after a few minutes powerful bass playing makes its presence known along with the psych sounds getting darker which leads to some blast beats and the guitar riffs getting more brutal and technical.
"Influence Through Ritualistic Projection" begins with brutal death metal guitar riffs and powerful drumming which leads to some high pitched screams and deep growls and after a few minutes the riffs go into a more technical direction along with some guitar solos.before closing the song with psych sounds.
"Electro-Stimuulated Hallucinatory Response" begins with technical guitar riffs, drums and psych effects before going into a more brutal direction and bringing in the high pitched screams and deep growls while also remaining technical at t he same time and you can hear some bass in the background and after awhile the music slows down and goes more into a psych metal direction before going back to being fast and brutal with some blast beats which leads to a brief use of guitar solos before going into a slower direction and the song closes with some sound effects.
"Mother Of Toads" begins with brutal blast beats and technical guitar riffs which then leads to some deep growls and high pitched screams and then t he music starts switching back and forth between slow and fast parts along with a small amount of chants and heavy bass guitars which leads to psych elements making t heir presence known, as the song moves on the guitars vanish for awhile and the song goes more into a psychedelic direction.
"Obsidian Sun" begins with a psychedelic sound before kicking into drums, melodic guitar riffs and powerful bass playing before going into a heavier direction along with some deep death metal growls and high pitched screams along with the music mixing in technical elements.
"Cosmic Triangular Communications" begins with some technical and melodic guitar riffing which leads to some drums and growls which also set up the mood for a brief use of guitar leads as well as high pitched screams making their presence known and after awhile the song starts mixing in heavy bass playing and sound effects which also closes the song.
"Gibbering Hordes Of Zemiath" begins with with fast and brutal guitar riffs and drums setting up the mood for some growls and screams before slowing down and going into a more technical direction which then leads to the song switching back and forth between slow and fast parts along with the riffing utilizing more melody and the song closes with some sound effects.
"Bio-Engineered Molecular Abnormalities" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and powerful drums that lead to some growls and screams as well as mixing technical and psych elements with the heavier parts as well as heading into a slower direction
Song lyrics cover Scientific, Philosophical, Metaphysical and Occultism themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of t he musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length and the song and album closes with some sound effects.
In my opinion Gigan are a very great and original sounding psychedelic, technical death metal band and if you are a f an of t his musical genre, you should check out t his album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Influence Through Ritualistic Projection" "Cosmic Triangular Communications" and "Bio-Engineered Molecular Abnormalities". RECOMMENDED BUY.