Album Review: Fleshgod Apocalypse – King

Posted by on Feb Wed, 2016 in Album Review, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, New Releases, Symphonic, Technical

Album Review: Fleshgod Apocalypse – King

Italian quintet Fleshgod Apocalypse are masters of symphonic technical death metal. Their newest release, King, is pinnacle of elegance, with music as sophisticated and powerful as its title.  Crunchy blast beats in the guitar and drums open up into sweeping orchestral arrangements. The heavily distorted electric guitar, with its melodic leads and shredding solos, merges seamlessly with the symphonic instruments. Similarly, the twinkling pianos are exquisitely integrated, while the chorus creates a soundscape of epic … read...

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Conquerors Of The World

Posted by on Jul Tue, 2014 in Black Metal, Concert Review, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic

Conquerors Of The World

   Holy shit, just look at that sexy lineup. If you missed the show in Albuqurque on the 11th (or anywhere else they already played), sucks to be you. Here’s what happened during their performance at Blackwater Music. Endless Infection, from Albuqurque,  opened the show with blackened death metal.  The drums and riffs persisted at breakneck speed, accompanied by nasty, heavy growls. Their overall sound was primally aggressive yet complex, setting the standard for the … read...

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Album Review: Septicflesh -Titan

Posted by on Jul Tue, 2014 in Album Review, Death Metal, New Releases, Symphonic

Album Review: Septicflesh -Titan

The sheer depth of this album suggests musical influences ranging from death metal to Wagner. Although following in the same symphonic vein as their previous material, Septicflesh are taking more musical risks in Titan. Freaky shifts in the rhythmic pattern keep songs suspenseful, yet the technical proficiency of the harmonic progression keeps it focused. One is reminded of the Theodore Roosevelt quote: “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”  The … read...

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