The blistering self-titled debut EP from technical progressive metal outfit ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS is now officially available! Officially released today on the band’s own recently formed Cynnormal Lab Recordings, Abnormal Thought Patterns is now available to the public via CD and high-quality digital download through several major online spots as well as from the band directly.
In celebration of the release, ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS have reached out to the brethren at Metal Underground to host a stream of the entire EP for the coming weeks. Stop by and have your face removed by the seven tracks harnessed on the scorching Abnormal Thought Patterns RIGHT HERE.
Multiple ordering options are available as well at this location.
Formed by Northern California-based brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton (both of Zero Hour, Cynthesis) and Mike Guy (Zero Hour), the instrumental act is arguably the most mind-melting display of technical proficiency from this closely-knit trio to date. Having performed together for over eight years in a variety of well-known progressive metal acts, ABNORMAL THOUGHT PATTERNS fuse angular riffs, intricate time signatures and intense solos, generally at a very high velocity, constantly creating highly intense and invigorating song structures. In order to complete the live sound, the trio recruited longtime friend and talented guitarist Richard Sharman; a student of Jasun’s for many years and a great addition to the group. Five of the EP’s tracks were mixed by Dino Alden (Marty Friedman, Zero Hour), and the other two by Matt LaPlant (Sikth, Nonpoint), with mastering duties handled by Alan Douches (Between The Buried and Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan) and cover artwork by Erick “Wurm” Pollard.
“Between the impressive guitar work, controlled drumming, and dominant bass presence, this instrumental group is easily one to keep an eye on regardless of your taste in Progressive material. 8.5/10″ – Apoch’s Metal Review
“…a crazy 20-minute face melting technical shred-a-thon and by far the best work out of all 3 members of the band.” – The Inarguable
“…they are just too damn good on their instruments and must practice 25 hours a day. The opening track, “The Machine Within”, is sick. I have never heard a bass guitar played so fast of so clearly in my life… I suddenly have a clear understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem. 4/5″ – MusikReviews