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Daikaiju - The Phasing Spider Menacedotdotdotdot
artworkSix new tracks from Daikaiju with surf dementia at their core. The last three are unlisted on the sleeve and are recorded live at Crossroads, Huntsville, AL, November 30, 2001.
Picks: The Phasing Spider Menace, Choujikuu Mitsukai, The Final Phase, The Final Phase, Incognito, Son Of Daikaiju

Track by Track Review


The Phasing Spider Menace dotdotdotdotdot
Art Surf (Instrumental)

Manic pick action all over the guitar portrays a desperate attempt to escape The Phasing Spider Menace. Powerful and exotic in the rarefied sense. Scary sci-fi ethics and grumbly rumble. Very cool.

Choujikuu Mitsukai dotdotdotdot
Art Surf (Instrumental)

Dramatic chords and ice flow chills, with a dangerous and menacing melody line. This is powerful in a film score kinda way, with glissandos for good measure.

The Final Phase dotdotdotdot
Art Surf (Instrumental)

Fuzzoidal danger rising over feedback ridge on its way down the tribal highway to ever more. Spooky, powerful, and scary.

The Final Phase dotdotdotdot
Art Surf (Instrumental)

Fuzzoidal danger rising over feedback ridge on its way down the tribal highway to ever more. Spooky, powerful, and scary.

Incognito dotdotdotdot
Art Surf (Instrumental)

Delicate precision playful picking and a bouncy rockin' beat... "Incognito" is fun and sports fine writing. It swirls around a riff in circular patterns. Delicate damped plucking thrashing a playful riff in the same way that Monster Pete and the Chiefs can, Daikaiju drive this happy excursion home with energy and smiles. Totally enjoyable!

Son Of Daikaiju dotdotdot
Art Surf (Instrumental)

Not a shred of delicacy as they pump out this hard driving number. Pure intensity! Not melodic, just assaultive.