Since getting off the ground in 2004, Intronaut has become a band adored by guitar virtuoso aficionados and its current tour with Meshuggah and Animals as Leaders (two other acts championed by the same fans) can only do more good in solidifying the group as a top name in its niche.
That said, the frequent links to instrumental heroics do produce their own issues.
“We're trying to make technical music not so people will go, 'Wow, this is so technical,' but rather as a challenge for ourselves to make it listenable and enjoyable on an emotional level first before you analyze it and realize that there's a cerebral dimension to it waiting to be enjoyed as well,” guitarist-vocalist Sacha Dunable once told Blistering.com.Although the group's skills at telling captivating stories through music still need work, the tonal contrasts between turbulent sonic storms and quiet reflecting pools found on 2010’s Valley of Smoke indicate that Intronaut is already following the proper road.
INTRONAUT performs Thursday, Feb. 21 with Animals as Leaders and Meshuggah at Bogart's in Corryville. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.