American legend Tourniquet was best described by another writer years ago: “Consider Emerson, Lake, and Palmer—with power tools.”
They’ve always been known as a technical band. In their latter years, they’ve become even more progressive, flirting with styles well outside the normal parameters of metal. Their long awaited Antiseptic Bloodbath was released last year to rave reviews, and someone struck upon the genius idea to see what the album would sound like as an instrumental-only album.
Quite honestly—astounding! Instead of Luke Easter’s voice, we get Aaron Guerra’s guitar narrating us through full thrash metal attacks (replete with guest guitars aplenty) to classical symphonies, on through a bluesy interlude of “Onward Christian Soldiers.”
You’ve heard the band. You love them. But you haven’t heard them like this. Put on some headphones, settle down for a long play and see just how many brilliant nuances you missed with the “normal” version of this album.