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EP’s Mayhem: Avoidant – Morphology

AVOIDANT
Morphology (2012)

Peru, Unsigned, Technical Death Metal

This is one of my better finds, an almost completely unknown Peruvian tech-death band called Avoidant. Now, these guys don’t fuck around, and I can’t stress that enough with music like this. They don’t have time for twiddly, cute little intros, the start of the song is just like the end. Total chaos.

The recording quality is unfathomable for a band that only gets a few hundred views on YouTube. Given, this is actually their second EP and not a debut, but each track has the feel and perfection of a track by a seasoned death metal band. Continue reading EP’s Mayhem: Avoidant – Morphology

EP’s Mayhem: Ovid’s Withering – The Cloud Gatherer

OVID’S WITHERING
The Cloud Gatherer (2012)

U.S.A, Unsigned, (Theatrical) Technical Death Metal

So, here I am again. I apologize for the lack of posts lately, I’ll take this opportunity to take back the promise I made on the Writhing review of making this a weekly thing, like Technical Tuesday, but I’ve been at a loss for bands to review, and I’ve been very busy with exams and making music of my own. Now that I have a bit of free time from working 72-hour weeks, I present to you… Ovid’s Withering.

Ovid’s Withering are essentially a theatrical tech-death band. Strange, I know. Well, I say “tech-death”, but the EP’s more like 20 minutes of technical music, the genre of which inherently oscillates between death metal and deathcore. Continue reading EP’s Mayhem: Ovid’s Withering – The Cloud Gatherer

InexorableRotting’s Top 25 Death Metal Breakdowns

I’ve seen a great number of people nowadays confusing the term “breakdown” with ¬†“open-note chugging”. Now, all the deathcore/metalcore fans drool over them, while death metal fans hate them. Now that, if you ask me, is wrong. Here are my top 25 songs that gave better, brutal meaning to the term. The order doesn’t count for anything here, this is mostly a list of my favourites rather than any kind of ordering. All of these are good, and that’s what matters. Continue reading InexorableRotting’s Top 25 Death Metal Breakdowns

EP’s Mayhem: The Schoenberg Automaton – The Schoenberg Automaton

THE SCHOENBERG AUTOMATON
The Schoenberg Automaton (2010)

Australia, Myriad Records, Technical Death Metal

I have to say, I’m lost for words here. I realise that saying that I have to say that I don’t know what to say is oxymoronic to any end, but the notion of not saying anything is ridiculous in this circumstance, as is the aforementioned paradox of craving chance to exclaim that there’s nothing worthwhile to say. In hindsight of this, it would be more productive to mention that there’s nothing to mention, since not mentioning anything because there’s nothing to mention is unremarkably remarkable, leaving just a title because there’s nothing worthwhile stating, even though I feel at a position to say that there’s nothing to say. Continue reading EP’s Mayhem: The Schoenberg Automaton – The Schoenberg Automaton

EP’s Mayhem: Ascariasis – Ocean of Colour

ASCARIASIS
Ocean of Colour (2012)

Canada, Unsigned, Progressive/Technical Death Metal

I do enjoy finding EPs like this for unsigned bands, it gives me hope. This was actually the EP along with Writhing’s Indomitable¬†that inspired me to make “EP’s Mayhem” in the first place. And it seems I was in luck. Just like my latest review of Antikathera’s Sunspot Effigy, these guys are another cornerstone in the modern Canadian tech-death scene. What with Cryptopsy and Kataklysm falling down the drain entwined with the success of Justin Bieber, Canada’s had to rebuild it’s tech-death scene from scratch, like rebuilding a bombed city. However, unlike my city, which got bombed more heavily than any other English city in World War II, Canada’s apparently managed to regain potential as technical death metal central. Soon, I’m sure they’ll be known for more than just hockey and maple syrup. Continue reading EP’s Mayhem: Ascariasis – Ocean of Colour