Guitar-bending instrumental quartet Polyphia formed in the quiet suburban landscape of Plano, Texas in 2011. Somewhere between blisteringly fast metal guitar god territory and pure pop, the band came up with a sound that was technically brilliant but still managed to include catchy pop hooks with its face-melting guitar soloing. The band consisted of dual lead guitarists Tim Henson and Scott LePage, bassist Clay Gober, and drummer Randy Methe. The band released two EPs, 2011's Resurrect and 2013's Inspire, before Methe was replaced by new drummer Brandon Burkhalter for the recording of the band's 2014 full-length debut Muse. Funds for the recording and production of Muse were raised by the band in an online fundraising campaign that fans generously donated to.