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“dark_matter are a non-vocal trio from Limerick who subtly blend prog rock with lumps of thrash and goth-metal on their debut EP Adrift, They manufacture a teasing atmosphere on "Neptune" via buzz guitars against a synth-string backdrop. The majestic "The Persistence of Memory" integrates a flute-like trad melody into a cauldron of beautiful noise after a tame build up. "Compression Syndrome"steers closer to the group's metal roots , with a ton of heavy riffage mixed with a polite synth and sombre piano. There's a resurgence in the metal scene in Ireland as elsewhere, and we need more like dark_matter to kick out the jams”