PREMIERE: Brace Your Peripheral Cortex for this Cover of Necrophagist’s “Dawn and Demise”

Earlier this year, I raved about the eccentric death metal on God Kaiser Hell, the debut album from Peripheral Cortex. I praised the German quartet for their eclectic approach to songwriting, which recalls the lean-and-mean, OG deathcore of Animosity, general weirdness of The Dillinger Escape Plan, and tech death wizardry…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Spectrum of Delusion initiate tech death destruction with “Through Mankind’s True Ambition”

Technical death metal has been in a full-blown renaissance over the past few years, particularly in the most brutal corners of the subgenre’s auspices. Devourment, Unfathomable Ruination, Nile, Wormhole, Disentomb, and a host of others have dropped exceptional records over the past few years, and any list detailing the best…

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Xythlia – Immortality Through Quantum Suicide

Much has been written throughout music journalism over the past few months about the current state of the world and how it can be/should be/has been applied to music creation and consumption. To the point that writing about “the current state of the world” in reviews has become a seemingly…

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Tech Death Rapidfire – Sutrah & Svengahli

There are a few things I’m excited to accomplish with this post, beyond highlighting yet another couple of excellent death metal releases. First, from a practical standpoint, this is an efficient means of covering two short EPs that are still absolutely worth your time. It’s the same reason I created…

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Xenobiotic – Mordrake

Every year, it seems like there’s one particular death metal album released in the early months of the year that sets my quality standards for the next several months. Last year in January, Alterage’s The Approaching Roar hit me like a brick to the temple, while in 2018 Portal’s Ion…

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Beneath The Massacre – Fearmonger

For eight years, the Canadian tech-death Megazord of Beneath The Massacre have watched their countrymen and neighbours hit the (relative) mainstream in metal with varying degrees of success. It’s a hot product. Having the most technically challenging, mind-bending material and implementing it into the most extreme forms of metal isn’t…

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Hey! Listen to Stoned God!

This year is already shaping up to be a monumental year for heavy music. It seems like there’s been more great releases in these first couple of months than the entire first half of 2019 combined. Moreover, even with all the outstanding big-name resales, it’s largely been the smaller, up…

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