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Attention Deficit

After checking the backdrop of a number of the members from the supergroup Attention Deficit — Testament and Primus — you’d expect the group’s music to become metallic prog rock. While there is no denying the music is fairly technically challenging, the all-instrumental trio (which include Alex Skolnick on electrical and acoustic guitars, Tim Alexander on drums and percussion, and Michael Manring on four-, six-, and ten-string basses, loops) is definitely surprisingly even more of a funk rock-band, who wants to jam on an excellent groove. The group shaped in the past due ’90s (all three have been friends for quite a while nevertheless, as both Skolnick and Alexander guested on Manring’s 1994 single release, Thonk), authorized on using the famous prog metallic label Magna Carta soon thereafter, and also have issued a set of albums so far — 1998’s self-titled debut and 2001’s The Idiot Ruler.

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