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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

Review: Cephalectomy – An Epitaph to Tranquility

An Epitaph to Tranquility (2009)

Canada, Discorporate Music, Technical Deathgrind

I discovered this album purely by chance about a year ago, scrolling through various tech-death on YouTube, and stumbled across a song from this album. At first, I discarded it. It sounded like someone slurping dried shit through a straw. I then returned to the same song on YouTube a week or so later, with a more open mind, and since then I’m glad I did. I realised the melodies and dissonace behind the vocal insanity. Sitting back and reflecting on various ideas that piqued my curiosity, I realised that this was simply a diverse, unorthodox form of death metal. It’s pretty much musical Marmite however, some comment warriors thought this was the best thing since sliced Brain Drill, and some expressed a rather colourful distaste for the album. But I disregarded them all, and set to work trying to formulate the most basic opinion on this album, and it really has been difficult. But I think I’ve sussed what makes this album what it is. Continue reading Review: Cephalectomy – An Epitaph to Tranquility