Colorado’s Allegaeon is one of the most exciting bands the technical death metal genre today. That’s why fans were given cause for concern when the band announced last year that they had parted ways with founding member, vocalist Ezra Haynes. But recently those concerns have been laid to rest with the release of the first advanced single from their upcoming fourth album Proponent For Sentience. The track is titled “Gray Matter Mechanics” and is our first glimpse of new vocalist Riley McShane. The new frontman seems to be a perfect fit with Allegation’s particular blend of goofiness and scientific nerdy-ness. This is thinking man’s metal that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Proponent For Sentience, which will be out in September on Metal Blade Records, is a concept album dealing with robotics and artificial intelligence. Since these guys are one of my favorite bands on the planet at the moment, you can bet that you’ll be seeing a full review of the record right here as soon as I can get my hands on an advanced copy!
In the meantime, check out this week’s Massive Metal Monday selection. This is “Gray Matter Mechanics.” Crank it up loud and bang your head!