A Great Leap Forward sounds like a drunken argument in the bar after someone’s just smashed a bottle and is left dangling the neck madly. Musically, it checks all the boxes for well-produced modern metal.
The harsh vocals are clean and crisp. The breakdowns are here. The guitar solo is melodic, wasting little time on endless noodling. We enjoyed its numerous parts, structured almost like a prog-hardcore hybrid.
While this does not produce the terrifying effects of pre-metalcore metal, it’s very well designed.