Time Never Lasts (2011) EP
experimental death metal
From beyond the barriers of time and space comes the latest transmission of Mithras, the UK experimental death metal titans. The Time Never Lasts EP features two new songs, visions of things yet to come, and three live songs from their back catalogue, glimpses into the ancient temples of yesteryear, as well as the worlds beyond the eyes of man.
Time Never Lasts furthers the progression of this band in their past three studio albums from the archaic shrines of old, moving through the infinite void of space and the madness beyond. The newer songs consist of the pummeling destruction of toppling antique alters alongside the shimmering comic waves of ethereal beings. Newcomers to the band will be surprised by the way the band mixes pounding megaton hammers of ancient war gods with futuristic transmissions from anomalous life forms. Imagine crossing the heaviest moments of the catacombs of Nile with the most vacuous warblings of later Cynic. Continue reading From beyond the eyes of man comes the new EP from Mithras
Probing Tranquility (2006) USA
technical death metal w/jazz influences
The band’s name is some misunderstanding or maybe some word play which I don’t understand. Anyway. The music here is like “holy shit, what the hell is going on!”. My first impression was: Ron Jarzombek hell yeah! If You know this guy then everything is clear. More! If You like this guy – You must get “Probing Tranquility” as soon as possible and start to make wild dances around Your hi-fi. The funniest thing is that behind the Sleep Terror stands only one person of Luke Jaeger whose is ‘tamdaradam’ ex-member of USA, great-fuckin’ death metal band VILE! Sleep Terror is simply a masterpiece! One of the most challenging and technical music ever created. Many of stopping powered-riffs and many implosions awaits You ahead of this cd. Beware! “Probing…” is very specialized, metal music. Here You will find many jazz-driven (and not only jazzy), improvisiations. They suits here very well. Those are outstanding moments of the breakin’ through metalization. This is one hell of an adventure through foreign sound of metal music. Most technical and avantgarde sounds disciplined by heavy and strict riffing. Soloing outstands death metal music even further down, to hell and back. Great album, greatly recommended!
ART OF THE FLESH
Alakaa (2010) USA
progressive death metal
They’re pretty young metallers in the prog death scene (1 demo and this is their firs LP). I like such acts because public have no obligations and expectations towards them. Music is pretty upward one. Sometimes catchy and sometimes boring. Lot’s of technically distinguished riffs and many solo’s (not too complicated tho’). Rhythm section has alot of work here too. There is some kind of blast’s in the composition matter. Playing straight forward riffs is ended with sudden stop, and another melody starts there. Vocal is brutal and relevant to the ‘death metal’ situation here. He’s done a good job here, even if he would be described as mediocre in the ‘normal’ dm genre. Progression is simply found here and I mean progression, not the technical death in the different kind of way. Sometimes maybe too obvious for the listener but it is possible to forgive them too simple relation from music to atmosphere. Oh, and the last song “The Awakening” has simply, power metal influences (especially the clear vocal which is pretty weak for being honest). Funny and maybe original (?) but it sounds weird. Reminded me Rhapsody or whatsoever. Well ok. This album is great experience as many other prog and tech death metal albums. Don’t give a fuck if this is an original concept from the beginning to the end. I have lot of emotions about them and this is what’s music is about. Oh, and i don’t give a fuck about my (possibly) weak english hehe. Cheers!