The Algorithm

The Algorithm
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting




For years, we’ve been programming acts that are not afraid to experiment. The one-man project ‘The Algorithm’ is a perfect example. Using his laptop, Frenchman Rémi Gallego moulds dreamy dance rhythms and heavy guitars into a unique soundscape that appeals to mathcore, djent and prog lovers. The Algorithm is undoubtedly one of the most out-of-the-box acts to feature on this year’s bill. Monuments drummer Mike Malyan lends a hand during gigs and the guitars are also played live. The heaviness of the music doesn’t derive from the usual guitar and vocal violence; instead it’s the unrelenting wall of sound that peels back the listener’s skin to expose the bone beneath. Check out ‘Octopus4’ (2014) for an introduction. (Text: Stef Maes / Translation: Nick Devos)