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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.

– Witness to the Void Continue reading The Top Tech in 2013

Review: Exterminatus – Veni Vidi Vici

Veni Vidi Vici (2013)

Canada, Self-released, Technical Death Metal

If anyone came into contact with the cosmic death metal band Xenocide, another right choice for him is Exterminatus. Apart from the fact, two members of the above took part in this project. This album is deeply embedded in sci-fi climates. More specifically – the action takes place in the Warhammer 40K universe. Album tells the story of Warmaster Fenris, who received a mission from the emperor to destroy the orcs invasion on a distant planet. That’s the concept. Personally, I’m not a big fan of Warhammer – I’m rather indifferent. In this case, the use of such story backing the insane death metal that is difficult to characterize – was very successful. How long you can sing about death and Satan? We set out to conquer the universe, watching Fenris dialogue with the ancient god of the C’tan. There are also other characters of what exactly does “Vini Vidi Vici” more “musical” than just a concept album. Sounds a little bit funny, I know. Knowing that Tabreez Azad was on this project – somehow does not surprise me that Exterminatus is extremely complex music form. Continue reading Review: Exterminatus – Veni Vidi Vici