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EP: Coilguns – Stadia Rods

March 13th, 2012

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Coilguns
Stadia Rods
Dead Dead Dead Music
15 March 2012

by Hugh Platt

One of the most maddening things about people’s reactions to side-projects – particularly those involving members of their favourite bands – it’s that people get the huff when said side-projects don’t sound like the band that they’re a side project of. So if you’re expecting Coilguns, a splinter faction of half the current members of The Ocean, to release records that mirror the deep, pulsating progressive post-metal/math experimentalism of their parent band – music that require contemplation, chin-stroking, and overly-wordy genre description on two-bit metal blogs – then you’re going to be disappointed.

Stadia Rods isn’t that kind of record. This isn’t so much an EP as it is an exploding pressure valve.

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