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I just listened to Skullgrid, the new album from Behold...The Arctopus. It is brilliant and mindblowing. I don't think I've ever heard any more virtuosity than what's been displayed here.

Their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/beholdthearctopus) has two of the songs from Skullgrid, they're good, but they arent the best off the album. Really, check this stuff out, its intense.
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