One of the most acclaimed established acts in all of post-metaldom, Intronaut have released a string of incredible efforts over the past half-decade. Habitual Levitations is no different, though the bone-jarring heaviness of Prehistoricisms has largely been tempered (and by that I mean turning the dial from maybe 11 to 10), and the dynamic, softer side that set apart Valley of Smoke has been cultivated further. On Habitual Levitations Intronaut honor their roots all while evolving organically. While there's still enough riff to sink your teeth into, songs like "Milk Leg" show off the band's penchant for atmosphere, melody, and groove-- and the huge improvement to the clean vocals. Yes, the album's more accessible, but this incarnation of Intronaut feels genuine-- the same prog-sludge we all know and love. It's win-win for new and old fans alike.