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Technical Tuesday – The Third Terror!

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!

Technical Tuesday – In which Italy stole the show…

This week’s Technical Tuesday begins with a bit of an editorial on my part. Both Gorod’s A Perfect Absolution  and Gory Blister’s Earth Sick are not available through my preferred retailers, Amazon and iTunes, which is a problem for me. Furthermore, Gorod’s new album, which  I have been looking forward to for months, was released in Europe on MARCH 12th! A Stateside release is not going to happen until APRIL 18th! C’mon guys, what are you doing here? I could pay the extra money to have the album imported (Amazon quotes the import at nearly four times the digital download price), I suppose, but then I just feel silly because I could use that extra money to buy other albums, like Earth Sick. Continue reading Technical Tuesday – In which Italy stole the show…

Now Playing: The Second Annual Technical Tuesday

Technical Tuesday II – The Return

Welcome to the second annual (weekly) Technical Tuesday! In case you missed last week’s program, I will be giving a short description of each complete album I listened to today, and choosing a weekly victor. I was really looking forward to this week for two big releases, or at least what I thought was supposed to be the release date for two big releases: Koloss by Meshuggah and A Perfect Absolution by Gorod. Unfortunately, my usual retailers (iTunes and Amazon) decided not to offer Gorod’s new album for digital purchase, so it looks like I am going to have to wait. Anyway, that doesn’t prevent me from listening to the new Meshuggah… Continue reading Now Playing: The Second Annual Technical Tuesday

Review: Hour Of Penance – Paradogma

HOUR OF PENANCE
Paradogma (2010)

Italy, Unique Leader Records, Technical Brutal Death Metal

I discovered Hour of Penance right after they released this album, and I have to say, I’m damn impressed. I’ve always thought that satanists/anti-christians had the best metal, and this has most definately confirmed this. It’s a relentless onslaught which can’t be stopped.

The first song on the album is called “Paradogma”, and it starts the album of with an atmoshperic orchestral string section, that slowly gets louder and louder, and then… BAM! Everything kicks off at Mach 7, before an ear-shattering growl destroys everything. The song carries on for another few minutes, and after this, the next few songs follow suit. Continue reading Review: Hour Of Penance – Paradogma