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The Top Tech in 2013

top2013The process by which TDM calculates annual lists involves numerous people, a points systems, and blind submissions. This takes a lot of time, wracks the nerves, and always results in extended discourse.

However, none of that happened this year, because everyone was busy with other stuff, so now you are stuck with only me, resulting in a best of 2013 list going to press in August. Of 2014. Sorry about that one.

“If it’s so late, why even bother?”

Let me share a short story that, along with some reader comments, rekindled my drive to complete this list. In recent weeks I saw a list that placed Deeds of Flesh in only the honorable mention. On a list of 40! I was livid. I raged. How could the writer miss that!?

In short, I hope this list inspires the same reaction. Or, gets some listeners to check out some new bands. Sorry if I left out your favorite, as I make no claim to having heard all the possible albums (even some of which are covered by other writers on this site, sorry guys)… and if I did, please let me know in the comments.

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Review: Banisher – Scarcity


Poland, Unquiet Records, Technical Death Metal

Banisher spreads his second attack on the unsuspecting listener. The attack is a very direct one. Rarely gives respite so rested mind will be an advantage here. The first thing that strikes the ears is a massive and well-balanced production. With such intensification, flawless production is mandatory. “Scarcity” is quite specific album. Despite their great potential to manipulate the listener on all sides, this gentlemens play generally straight forward metal. Ofcourse, there is a place for a few tempo breakdowns or frivolous progression but it is only a addition. Therefore, instrumentals like “Vanity” and “Incentives” are a little out of context. I think they don’t fit into the concept and only tries to confirm that Banisher can play “nicely”. Continue reading Review: Banisher – Scarcity

Banisher reveals a song from the upcoming album

10.06.2013 (Krakow, Poland) Banisher made another song from the upcoming “Scarcity” album available for streaming.

“Scarcity” was recorded between 2012 and 2013 at Invent Sound Studio in Bydgoszcz. It contains 9 tracks, including a death metal version of the “Benny Hill” theme. The album was recorded in a new line-up: Tytus Kalicki – vocals, Hubert Więcek – guitars, Daniel Wójtowicz – bass and Łukasz „Lucass” Krzesiewicz (Sammath Naur, Gnida) on drums. One of the songs features a guest appearance by Wojtek Famielec (Disperse, Stunt Skunk Bang, ex-Redemptor). The cover artwork was made by Michał “Xaay” Loranc (Nile, Behemoth, Necrophagist, and Decapitated).

Listen to “Black Blood” here:

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