"The Imbuing" (Sanctuary; 2005)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Frantic and utterly chaotic, Gizmachi's debut disc is an eight-track journey into the depths of depravity via the sounds of today's metal. 

Part Slipknot (after all, Slipknot's Clown produced this disc), part Strapping Young Lad, and part upstate NY hardcore outfit (think One King Down, Snapcase, and All Out War), this quintet's scolding release is a relentless ride laden with dissonant guitars, odd signatured rhythms, and the kind of screams that can only come from a mentally deranged individual. 

If you are seeking another band in the vein of Meshuggah, Dry Kill Logic, and Candiria, Gizmachi triumphantly answers the request. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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