Cryptic Shift play death metal that fuses elements of the technical, progressive, and thrash metal styles into its sci-fi-themed self. Continue reading “Cryptic Shift – Visitations from Enceladus (Review)”
2014’s Fractured Frequencies was an enjoyable Death-inspired death/thrash album, played with precision and skill. Continue reading “Shards of Humanity – Cold Logic (Review)”
So far Contrarian have a solid track record of delivering quality progressive/technical death metal albums; both 2015’s Polemic and 2017’s To Perceive Is to Suffer are records that I really enjoy. Continue reading “Contrarian – Their Worm Never Dies (Review)”
Chimera contains 41 minutes of music that draws from a twisted death metal base, but builds progressive, technical, and psychedelic elements into it. This basic description really doesn’t do this album justice, however. Continue reading “ISA – Chimera (Review)”
Horror God offer up four songs lasting 19 minutes in total; three originals and a Purulence cover. Continue reading “Horror God/Techne – Split (Review)”
Exist have taken the torch from forerunners such as Atheist, Death, and Cynic, and are truly running with it. This means we get an old-school influenced version of the progressive/technical death metal style, as laid down by the aforementioned masters, despite the modern veneer and sparkling production. Continue reading “Exist – So True, So Bound (Review)”
Yep, I don’t really know much about this, other than the fact that this is 20 minutes of experimental death metal that does more right than it does wrong. Continue reading “Kuujeojabenojujanomiashikushija – HHEOALLE (Review)”
Śūnyatā is 30 minutes of instrumental music that combines elements of progressive, technical and death metal together to form an engaging and thoughtful listening experience.
Atheist, Cynic and Death are the Continue reading “Vipassi – Śūnyatā (Review)”
Experimental/avant-garde/jazz/grind/doom metal is a bit of a mouthful, and in all honesty doesn’t even properly do justice to the sounds that this album contains at any rate.
In addition to the usual drums and bass you’ll also find synth, piano and horns on this release. But no guitars. Continue reading “Brain Tentacles – Brain Tentacles (Review)”