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Death metal with a difference
on 31 May 2009
Errrrmm. errrr. errmmmmm. errr. My God who are these guys? After the initial period of speechlessness wore off I then had trouble fully believing that what I was listening to could be of this planet. Let me say this cd may be called death metal, but that's coz no music bigwig has had the creativity to give this stuff a new genre heading.
I don't know how to describe this stuff. It's a strange dichotomy of brutal death metal with the classically trained musicality you'd expect from dream theatre on top of their game. I'm by no means comparing the sound to dream theatre I'm just saying these musicians are absolutely awesome and take death metal to a place I've never been before.
The drumming is like being in a 100 mile an hour head on collision with a steam train. Blast beats aren't usually my thing, but on here it's meaningful and not off-putting. The bassist is awesome in a similar style to steve digorgio and that's one hell of a complement. Lead guitar is something else. these guys could give any top rated guitarist a run for their money.
anyway enough of the hype. if you like metal, especially death, give these guys a try, it's not the usual meaningless brutality. this is structured, original, otherworldly and just down right awesome. probably the most talented death metal release since nocturnus wrote thresholds. superb.