Album Review: Arriver – “Emeritus”

Arriver - Emeritus

It’s a fine balancing act, not letting precision lean too far into clinical. There’s a difference in temperature, between the ability to feel the intent behind the cascade of notes and surrendering to the dull numbness of the cascade washing over you with barely an imprint made. Chicago’s Arriver seem to be well aware of the tightrope act needed to pull off the precision required to tackle the angular, progressive and yes, precise metal that inhabits new album Emeritus and fortunately for us they pull it off with a confidence that belies the depths waiting inside. Continue reading