If not, here’s your daily Walk As Chaos (formerly Enditol) fill!
It’s likely that you’re reading this less than twenty-four hours after I’ve ever discovered this band, and in that small amount of time I’ve managed to get pretty hyped about Walk As Chaos. Just going off the single (below), it sounds like these guys are an awesome breath of fresh air from the endless sea of garbage that inundates the scene now. It’s low-tuned progressive-type metal (I guess? Genres elude me) that relies on vocal hooks so much as it does infectious riffing to keep the song structure constantly fresh and interesting. Oh, and from what I gather, the lyrics are actually coherently thought out and well written. Kudos! To top off that already glorious combination, the video looks like they’ve taken notes on Tool‘s ‘Sober‘ video from 2005 and beefed it up exponentially.
Go ahead and keep walking on with Walk As Chaos on their Facebook page.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from the shredhappy duo of Mark Hawkins and Vishal J. Singh’s project Robots Pulling Levers, but now they’re back with a brand new song called ‘March of Nazi Robots,‘ which features some guest shred in the form of Sacha Laskow of Enditol. As you can imagine with a name like theirs with a song title as such, the song is straight up bonkers.
You can give the song a listen over at the excellent Oculus Infernus, the new home for GroverXIII of The Number of The Blog. After you’re done listening to some over-the-top prog shred, poke around the site for some reading material!
Whilst we like to think we have all the best ideas, we do like to give credit where credit’s due – and when our bro in metal Quigs from The Number of the Blog told me about this idea, I was pretty excited.
The concept was this: once a month he’ll have four different musicians ‘sitting down’ over Skype to discuss various issues to do with music. Rather than the old blogcasts that tended to get lengthy and we weren’t even sure anyone was listening to them, this has focus, meaning, and a lot of potential.
The first episode was recorded last weekend, and after many mind-boggling hours editing, is now available for your listening pleasure.
The first batch features a couple of Heavy Blog favourites in Justin Gosnell of Vestascension and Steven Henningsgard of Iron Thrones, as well as Sacha Laskow of Enditol, Divinity and Walk As Chaos, and the ever hilarious Brent Petrie, a solo musician with a funny remark for everything.
You can get the inaugural episode from TNOTB right here, and make sure to leave any comments or potential questions for the next batch in their comments section!
08. Hope Universal
[Independent | 2010]
Take one part Dream Theater, one part Disturbed, and one part Strapping Young Lad and throw them in a blender. The end result is an interesting mixture called ENDITOL, a two-man project featuring Divinity‘s Sacha Laskow and AutoBody vocalist Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster.
As the album art would suggest, ENDITOL is a progressive and industrial tinged metal band with dark melodic atmosphere going on through the music. Just as Meshuggah and Strapping Young Lad, ENDITOL’s music can be chuggy without the annoyance and technical without all the directionless wank. The composition is on point, complete with tasty riffs and solos that are bound to get you hooked. Synths are also thrown in from time to time to exclamate the prog and minute industrial influences. All of this works together wonderfully in context and makes for a heavy and catchy experience.
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