The Animation of Entomology is a weird one. The music is written to go to films (which are available on ElectricElectricTV) and for the music to fully be realised, you need to add the music to the films.
The music in its own right is insanely brilliant, with Ron Jarzombek showing his complete and utter mastery of the fret board, mixing clean smooth passages to parts where the music is wrought with intensity that can’t be matched. The music is described as “a cross between CANNIBAL CORPSE, SPASTIC INK, and a Bugs Bunny cartoon” in the press release and I have to admit, it’s kinda hard to argue with it. There are sections of pure death metal, which in itself is unsurprising due to Alex Webster (Bassist of Cannibal Corpse fame) on bass, and then there are some fast-paced melodic sections that are reminiscent of cartoon series.
However it is when the music is put to the film sections, which the evil genius of Ron Jarzombek shines, as each note is written to show a different emotion in each different section of the clip. To put all those emotions into the insane craziness of the music takes a lot of skill. There were 4 clips released, one for King Kong, One for Slither, One for Creepshow and one for Swarmed, so there is a wide varying amount of emotion in the songs.
I don’t actually have a bad thing about this record, and that’s rare as generally I tend to dislike instrumental records, but this one just has so much variance in it, I don’t get bored and could listen to all day. All that’s left now is for him to release a DVD with all he clips with the music and I’d be a very happy man!!