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
Third Time’s a Charm
I would like to begin this Tuesday with an apology. I let you down, metalheads, and I am very sorry for this grievous error on my part. It is with the greatest of shame that I admit… I did not listen to the new Meshuggah today. “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, but why?! How could you not listen to such a great album on Technical Tuesday?!” someone yells.
And so I respond, “It was Goshuggist’s fault! He got me on a big Dying Fetus kick!” Continue reading Technical Tuesday – The Third Terror!
Apocalyptic Feasting (2008)
U.S.A, Metal Blade Records, Technical Death Metal
Most people will pass off Brain Drill as “technical wankery”, i.e. they have technicality and flaunt it tremendously. I will admit that they are somewhat right, but I would put it more in the sense that they took the term “technical death metal” literally, like 4 death metal musicians with Asperger’s. And I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing; It’s never been attempted to the extent that they’ve attempted it, nor pulled off as flawlessly. Continue reading Review: Brain Drill – Apocalyptic Feasting
Quantum Catastrophe (2010)
USA, Metal Blade Records, Technical Death/Grind
Brain Drill is quite possibly the most divisive band in modern death metal. Bringing them up in a casual discussion with other metalheads can prompt several different but always passionate responses. Even among tech-death lovers, there’s a divide. For every one person who loves the band, there are at least five people that hate it beyond all sense. Admittedly, they haven’t made it easy on themselves; any band as mind numbingly technical and gloriously dissonant as Brain Drill is bound to run into strong opposition. There will always be accusations of ‘having no substance’ or being ‘nothing but wankery’ regardless of how merited such accusations actually are. Continue reading Review: Brain Drill – Quantum Catastrophe