Never been familiar with death metal, with the exception of some swedish stuff like Dark Tranquillity and In Flames, althought they seem to have more to share with black metal then with the standard imagery of death metal. Sepultura in their original line up were great too.
"...the mood is uncertain and broken where the naïve meets the seriousness..." Rotstock 'Zine, 2019.
It's finally out, but I'm not going to listen until I can sit down with the CD and take in everything
It's insane. Guitar work is the wildest it's ever been. Incredible design work on everything, too. The mathematical equation lyrics and vellum booklet are beautifully done, though I wish they printed full lyrics instead of one or two lines from each song. This eldritch mathematics tesla-coil electricity/energy theme is really interesting. Still doing the unorthodox tom-worship drumming but way faster.
I often feel a lot of death metal conjures a more cavernous and dungeon-esque feeling for me than most black or epic metal does.
Recently I started revisiting some of the Old-School Death/Doom and in the process found a couple of new bands doing that same sound again. Always been a fan of Black Metal and often overlooked DM but it's growing on me. Anyway if you know Phrenelith you might have listened by now to Undergang and Taphos. I'm really digging these Danish bands. Another one (but this time from the US) is Mortiferum.
Post by detoxscission on Apr 13, 2018 16:05:22 GMT -5
Big into a lot of older bands like Brutality, Immolation, Gorguts (Not 'Obscura'), Napalm Death, Carcass, Entombed (First 3 & 'Same Difference'), Massacre (First album), Atheist, Nocturnus (First album), Bolt Thrower, Cynic (First album), Gorefest, Obituary, Asphyx (First 2), Carbonized (First album), Resurrection, Unleashed, Vader. Haven't heard a whole bunch of newer bands with a modern sound that i'm really into (Maybe Hail of Bullets or Septic Flesh?). I like some of the newer bands who base their sound on the 'Old School' sound like Disma or Winterwolf.
I've been listening to this one a few times lately, Grave Upheaval's first album. Excellent atmosphere, really suffocating and monstrous. Their new album is somehow cleaner with faster guitar riffs higher in the mix. It's great too, but this is the one I really gravitate towards.