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12 O'Clock Track: Gigan, "Transmogrification Into Bio-Luminoid"

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Gigan, in whats almost certainly the least metal promo photo of 2011
  • Gigan, in what's almost certainly the least metal promo photo of 2011
I've had Gigan on the brain lately, on account of they were supposed to come through town a couple weeks ago with Dark Funeral and Inquisition. That tour, which I was very much looking forward to, got canceled—surely a huge disappointment for the band, and definitely a serious financial blow. So I thought I'd give 'em a little love with today's 12 O'Clock Track.

Gigan recorded Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes (Willowtip), the 2011 album on which "Transmogrification Into Bio-Luminoid" appears, in Chicago with Sanford Parker. Guitarist Eric Hersemann, the band's main creative force, is a native Chicagoan, and last year he moved back here from Tampa, Florida, where he'd founded Gigan in 2006.

Given that song title, which sounds like a phrase you might encounter in one of the Calvin & Hobbes Spaceman Spiff strips (my other favorites are "Suspended in Cubes of Torment" and "In the Tentacled Grasp of a Buried Behemoth"), you won't be shocked to learn that Gigan play ridiculously convoluted technical death metal with a psychedelic sci-fi sheen. Despite its blazing complexity, "Transmogrification Into Bio-Luminoid" is surprisingly playful, even memorable (I wouldn't go as far as to say "catchy"). I'm especially a fan of the cyborg vocals at 5:06.

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