The Golden Ratio. It’s a mathematical formula that somehow works out to the number 1.618. The date only comes around once every 100 years, so why not celebrate this century’s milestone with some metal? Here’s 1.618 by Allegaeon off their 2014 album Elements of the Infinite.

The song is pretty ripping, and it’s nice to see a band that can have fun with itself as they do in this video by poking fun at the endless subgenres of metal. What category do you think they fall into? Comment below.

Allegaeon - Animate

Allegaeon’s cover of this Rush deep cut was released today in honor of Golden Ratio Day, 1.6.18.

The Colorado band also just released a cover of the Rush song “Animate,” available now on your favorite digital music service. “When we settled on Rush to cover during the Proponent For Sentience sessions, I simply couldn’t pick which song to do. ‘Subdivisions’ or ‘Animate.’ Both were favorites for me personally,” says Allegaeon guitarist Greg Burgess, referring to the band’s 2016 album. “Then the powers that be decided to just include ‘Subdivisions’ on the album, and keep ‘Animate’ in reserve for something. Jan. 6, 2018 is the only occurrence of the golden ratio in date form that will occur during our lifetime. So 1.6.18 seemed like the perfect date to release it in Allegaeon fashion.”