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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by will_shred, Oct 2, 2018.
Cognitive is pretty sick, but they're not super techy compared to some of the bands in here
Like 2 songs dude I need a whole album of that
holy penus this is good
This is and the Equipoise album posted earlier are my two favorite tech-death albums this year.
New Vale of Pnath coming out later this year too;
I recognize some Animosity style riffing in Continuum in fact its like modern deeds and animosity had a baby
vale of pnath is pretty sick. They give me necro/allegaeon/spawn of possesion vibes (very neoclassical).
Manticora is pretty much in that vein as well:
New Allegaeon is coming.
the latest malevolent creation album is pretty good
Irreversible Mechanism is goooooood
this shit rippppps
For tech, you pretty much can't go wrong with any recent release on Unique Leader or Artisan Era.
Haven't been a fan at all of anything Unique Leader has put out in I don't even know how long. Artisan Era is pretty damned good though.
newer stuff I have checked out so far: Irreversible Mechanism, Continuum and Virvum, all have been pretty good, slight edge given to I* M* for actually making me fuckin JAM
just found out about Wretched. their cannibal album is tiight.
The first 2 Wretched albums, The Exodus of Autonomy and Beyond the Gate, are some of my most listened to albums. Easily several hundred full listens of both of them. The 3rd, Son of Perdition was eh and I didn't really like the 4th, Cannibal. They're working on a new one so hopefully I'll enjoy that one.
I love wretched... finally!
Tech death today is just tech for the sake of being tech. It has become such a massively oversaturated genre today, and a vast majority of them are just cookie cutter tech bands. A lot of the substance, and the facets that are supposed to make it "death metal" are severely lacking these days with a lot of these bands. It's become extremely underwhelming, in my eyes.
I have utmost respect for the musicianship that goes into it, don't get me wrong. I know some of the guys from Inferi personally, and my hat is off to their talents, for sure. I can't play 80% of that shit if I wanted to. But, I don't really want to either. It's just completely uninteresting these days. None of it can manage to keep me drawn in.
There are a few notable albums that have stuck to me over the years, though. Decapitated - Nihility is one prime example. THAT is some well done tech death, and it was way before the giant surge that we are experiencing today. It was more genuine. It had just the right amount of technical touches, and it was still DEATH metal.
I couldn't agree more with everything you said, especially the part I bolded. The older tech death bands weren't even aware that they were tech-death, they just played death metal only faster and more furiously. The riffs were still there, and they were brutal.
With most of these newer bands, the riffs seem to only be there as a vehicle to deliver nonstop 300 bpm+ sweep-tapping. While that style of playing is technically impressive and certainly beyond my abilities, it just doesn't make me want to headbang like brutal riffs with a gnarly tone, and the occasional tasty lead. The rhythm riffs themselves on these modern tech-death albums are almost an afterthought, and are too clean to deliver the darkness and mood necessary to call it 'death' metal.
On a side note, I got to see Vogg play a lot of their material from Nihility and Winds of Creation, and I was right in front of the stage. Dude is an ANIMAL. Too bad they'll probably never play in the U.S. again...
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Yup - well said.
And yeah Vogg is an animal. Absolute riff machine. With that said, I can't really get into post-Vitek (RIP) Decapitated as much, but their early albums are pure death metal gold.
Such an eloquent, thought-provoking reply.