DOPPLER – Apophenia: Type I Error
Djent-oriented metal isn’t merely for the technical or math minded these days. Spain’s Doppler fuses the complex polyrhythms with a low tuned extreme metal approach on this debut album “Apophenia: Type I Error”. Spinning different psychological tales regarding a tortured, schizophrenic mind in the eight tracks lyrically, songs like “Internal Sensorial Reality” and the three part “Falling” saga use a mixture of plodding grooves, subtle electronic synths and savage vocal brutality (part death, part black, a small bit of metalcore) to prove Doppler won’t be for the faint of heart or fence-sitters.
36 minutes may seem short, but “Apophenia: Type I Error” packs as many riffs as power acts that give you a 60 minute album- so rest assured there’s plenty for your cranium and ears to latch onto. It’s hard to say if the quartet has mastered the art of streamlined songwriting, as such this record is adequate if not interesting when I need some anger release or something to pump out a physical workout.