Giant Squid's sophomore release and breakthrough album, The Ichthyologist, garnered massive critical acclaim around the world. Engineered, mixed, mastered, by Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon, Botch), the ten song album clocks in just over an hour, and will pull you through massively dynamic ebbs and flows of crushing heaviness and heartbreaking tranquility. Featuring guest appearances by Anneke Van Geisbergen (The Gathering), Karyn Crisis (Crisis, Ephel Duath), Kris Force (Amber Asylum, Neurosis) and Lorraine Rath (Amber Asylum, Worm Ouroborus.) Featuring incredible artwork by legendary comic book illustrator, Sam Kieth (The Maxx, Wolverine, Batman).
Conceptually, this record is told through the thoughts of the album's protagonists, a man stripped of his humanity and left with nothing but the sea in front of him, evolving quickly into a story about adapting in inhuman ways to survive the shock of human loss and total emotional tragedy, becoming something else entirely in the process.