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Alaya, In Aeona, Lehnen, Lybria 

When: Fri., Feb. 28, 9 p.m. 2014
Price: $8
This local tech-metal trio spent two years on its debut album, Thrones (due March 24 on Basick), but this definitely isn’t one of those cases where you wonder what took so long. Every rise and fall and zig and zag in Alaya’s mercilessly progressive music is so impeccably, crisply shaped that it’s as startling as coming across a 3-D-printed human organ—you have to ask yourself, What futuristic zone did this come from? Thankfully drummer David Jacob did an interview with Bloody Disgusting where he explains that his bandmates get ideas for lyrics from horror movies, like every other metal mortal; guitarist and front man Evan Graham Dunn also has a piercing, lovely voice, which adds a human touch. I definitely look forward to hearing Alaya build on a foundation as strong as this, and it’s fine with me if they take their time. —Monica Kendrick In Aeona, Lehnen, and Lybria open.

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