In the quest for social media engagement, random bands have started to follow me on Twitter and Tumblr, and it does amazing things for my ego. In this segment, we talk about the bands that have followed me this week.
Clay Gober of Polyphia
I don't listen to a lot of instrumental music. To be fair, prior to listening to Polyphia, I listened to exactly no instrumental music. But "Inspire" has inspired a change. "Inspire" 22 minutes of sheer power and atmosphere. There's grandiose washes of metal, punk, and prog rock influence in their music, which is especially evident in the fact that every song is a massive display of pure technical skill. But there's a depth of feeling to back up the skill, which takes it beyond just technical prowess into the realm of a phenomenon. Polyphia is a band that doesn't need vocals because they're able to create a world without the help of words.