Knowing Allegaeon guitarist Greg Burgess’s personal tastes in metal, I can safely assume that the band’s newest song, “Extremophiles (B),” is a tribute to ’80s / ’90s funk metal slappers Extreme. As for the parenthetical letter in the title, could Mr. Burgess be honoring the numerous Side B smackers the band released throughout their career? “Stop the World,” “God isn’t Dead?,” “He-Man Woman Hater,” and “Hole Hearted” are all classics that appeared on the back ends of Extreme LPs! Indeed, Burgess channels quite a bit of Nuno Bettencourt’s high-flying guitar theatrics in this track’s scorching solo. So yeah, I’m just gonna say “Extremophiles (B)” is about Gary Cherone’s rockin’ hair. 100%, no doubt about it. No need to even ask Greg. He’s an Extremophile, I’m an Extremophile, and frankly, any of you who aren’t Extremophiles are missing out big time.
Apoptosis comes out April 19th via Metal Blade and can be pre-ordered here.
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