Montreal, QC – November 10, 2020
For fans of Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, Protest The Hero, Dillinger Escape Plan
Autocatalytica Shares Groovy Proggy Chaos In Lyric Video “Zippler” From New Album “Powerclashing Maximalism”
Lyric Video Premiere via NewFuryMedia
New Album “Powerclashing Maximalism” Out Now!
Pictured – Guitarist/Vocalist/Producer – Eric Thorfinnson
Photo Credit: Walker Esner
Autocatalytica is a bubbling cauldron of scatter-brained prog-metal insanity helmed by guitarist/vocalist Eric Thorfinnson. The newest release for the band “Powerclashing Maximalism” was recently released last month on October 16th. The LP is the band’s third and it explores all corners of Autocatalytica’s sound in a tight 36-minute runtime over eight tracks, from the Meshuggah-esque stomp of “Borndun” to the Jazzy Math Rock of “Cheggo”. While at this time Autocatalytica exists solely as a recording project, no one knows what the future holds!
Today, in support of the album, the band is sharing their latest lyric video for the track “Zippler”. A song written about the illusion of free will, it splits down the middle in the vein of the likes of Protest the Hero and the Mars Volta, it’s zippy, groovy, and has got some chaos thrown in for good measure.
The lyric video can be viewed and heard via its premiere on NewFuryMedia HERE.
Formed as a solo project in 2009, as an expressive outlet for Thorfinnson’s abstract angst and penchant for everything over the top. Thorfinnson has always drawn inspiration from a vast collage of different artists resulting in a sound that is sure to surprise and intrigue listeners of all persuasions. For fans of Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, and Protest The Hero, Autocatalytica‘s new album “Powerclashing Maximalism” is available on Autocatalytica.bandcamp.com, Spotify, Apple Music.
Lyric Video – Borndun – YouTube
1. Borndun (5:18)
2. Zippler (3:33)
3. Trash Serum (5:19)
4. Cheggo (4:35)
5. Dukka Dukka (6:00)
6. Bananas Have Potassium (4:05)
7. Crawboi (6:08)
8. Graveo (2:32)
Album Length: 37:34
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“This is an album that’s just on all the time; at its core, it is a progressive metal work, with Protest the Hero as a possible cited influence. But in other places, the album also uses a copious amount of strings, wind instruments, and jazz-inflected time signatures to create a whirlwind of groove, aggression, and, here we go, maximalism. “Cheggo”, which we are proud to premiere here today, has all of that and more. From its nu-prog opening, through the more dreamy middle passages and all the way to its noisy outro, “Cheggo” is everything that’s great about Autocatalytica and Powerclashing Maximalism.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“Powerclashing Maximalism is intricate, varied, and impressive. But above all else, it’s just plain fun. The kind of fun that is contagious. Some people won’t like Powerclashing Maximalism due to the sheer variety of sounds, or due to the somewhat metalcore-y moments scattered throughout. For everyone else, though, Autocatalyctica have delivered a captivating experience that should be given a chance. Their influences inform their sound, but they breathe a new life into all of their steps. 8/10” – Metal Utopia
“I’ve had a hard time tagging this one as well, but I think I’ll stick with the good ol’ catch-all “progressive metal”. Yes, it’s got mathcore; yes, it’s got deathgrind; yes, it’s got djent, so what am I to do? Find the common denominator, I guess! So, you’ll be treated with an incredibly high calibre product for all aforementioned genres (and more!) Fans of heavy music and multiple genres, jump right in and support this awesome artist!” – Can This Even Be Called Music?
“‘Powerclashing Maximalism‘ by Autocatalytica is an album that smashes all preconceived notions of rules you thought existed and brings a unique experience to the listener. There’s something for everyone here. Sure, ‘Powerclashing Maximalism‘ is progressive and heavy but it’s so much more. I don’t think there is anything similar at the moment. Each song has its own distinctive sound which is different from the rest.” – The Music Below
“Overall, this is Progressive Death Metal turned up to 11. The tight instrumentation is un-matched. 8/10” – Metal Temple
“Eric (Thorfinnson) does most of the mixing/production on every release, and with this one he has managed to give us a multitude of rock and metal styles, in eight tracks lasting a total of 37 minutes. 4/5” – The Prog Space
“if you combine the modern, masterful and unpredictable prog of Tesseract with the adventurousness and epic nature of Opeth (and make them both more intense), you get Autocatalytica. In my opinion this is a rarely flawless album and is very strongly recommended listening for all metal heads. I really can’t think of a single thing I’d change.” – The Independent Voice
“If you like complex metal with progressive hints, growl and no boundaries. Check this out.” – Melodic.net
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