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The Quantum Hack Code - 80%

blackwitchery, April 28th, 2011

Amogh Symphony is a band that is truly respected and loved by almost any one and everyone who has heard it so far. Vishal J. Singh (the brainchild) has teamed up with Jim Richman (AKA Drumblast) for their latest masterpiece, The Quantum Hack Code. Amogh Symphony basically is a technical + electronic + classical + flamenco + progressive + jazz metal band to be specific. No certain genre can well describe this band and Jim Richman proves to be a great addition to Amogh Symphony, his drum performance on the album made me suspect if he was really human.

In the album, there are many spoken sections by Chela Rhea Harper, explaining the concept which kind of adds a nice contrast to the music. The concept of TQHC is akin to The Matrix + The Surrogates and the intro is a 2 minute (approx.) explanation of the Q Web and afterlife. The album has a few acoustic solos and clever electronic sections that seem to fit perfectly with the heavy riffing. The bass lines are crazy with all the popping and slapping, truly noteworthy. This is one of those albums that one would actually require more than one listen to track.

Osiris 1 has some of the most complex riffs that reminds you of Blotted Science meets Animals As Leaders. With most modern technical bands hitting Djent , Vishal tends to avoid it and forms his own amalgamation of various technical styles. The Quantum Barrier Code Interpretation by Mainframe contains some very unique guitar tones. The song tracks are full of contrasting sounds and are a combination of hyperactive solos and killer drum blasts, not to forget the blazing electronic riffing. The Quantum Hack Code manages to find a comfy sweet spot between acoustic, organic sounds and modern guitar tone, brilliant programming, and electronic glitches. Throughout the album, Jim's drumming is top notch, fast-paced, and hectic. Remember, human?

Songs to watch out for are Osiris 1, X-Karna, and Karnosiris (even though the track felt a little out of place in the album). The mastering done by Aditya V. Naik is totally commendable. This is a must have, period.