New Wave Tech Death

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  1. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    The amount of Tech Death bands that are just clones of The Faceless (Looking at you Zenith Passage) is actually a joke. It's like they haven't heard anything outside of the 31min of PD.
     
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    BIG ND SWEATY Edgy

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    To be fair, that 31 minutes is incredible. The Zenith Passage is the only one thats a clone of The Faceless that I know, theres probably others but I don't pay attention to tech death much anymore, but the TZP albums are better than anything The Faceless has put out since PD which is unfortunate.
     
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  3. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    Don't get me wrong, PD is amazing and if I had to list my personal to 10 albums of any genre it would be on it guaranteed. The comment was more intended along the lines of "Bands hear PD and think that's the only way to do Tech Death."
     
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    gunch chungus

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    To say something isn't good or sucks in a blanket statement is to do yourself a disservice.

    Like, I sleep on 90% of slam and Disgorge-descended brutal DM but bands like Putridity or Defeated Sanity, I can spin their albums over and over again.

    I'm really glad I checked out some of these newer Artisan Era and Unique Leader bands

    If you might not like Inferi, Malcom Pugh's other project A Loathing Requiem is very interesting, riff compositionally.
     
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    For what it's worth I really enjoyed Rivers of Nihil's Where Owls Know My Name, if you consider that tech-death. The guitar tone almost ruined it for me, but the riffs were decent and more importantly the atmosphere and songwriting was fantastic. The technicality was decent and tasteful, but not over the top. I also wouldn't really call it death metal because it didn't have the right vibe, but it was just plain good music.

    In other words, if Rivers of Nihil is considered tech-death then I could get on board with it. I've honestly tried to listen to bands like Inferi and it just doesn't do anything for me.
     
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  6. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire what is shred may never die

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    Tech Death is like any niche subgenre of metal, you have to dig around to find the great stuff, whining that there's not more bands aping Decapitated isn't a valid argument. Yes, Decapitated is awesome, but there's still a bunch of bands that know how to dial back the ridiculous wankery in favor of writing good songs.
    Stuff I'd recommend if you want relatively thoughtful and tasty compositions in your tech death : Slugdge, Black Crown Initiate, Psycroptic, Revocation,Alkaloid, Equipoise, Augury, Wretched, Irreversible Mechanism, Exocrine, Aethereus
     
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    gunch chungus

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    Also why hasn’t anyone ever told me Arsis’ first album totally rips???
     
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    KnightBrolaire what is shred may never die

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    all of arsis rips
     
  9. Vhyle

    Vhyle Jackson Shill

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    Yeah, like 80% of those bands you listed definitely fall under the "ridiculous wankery" category.
     
  10. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire what is shred may never die

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    Have you actually listened to most of those bands? They all understand how to pare back technicality at times in favor of the song. As far as I'm concerned a lot of the bands I mentioned fall more into that vein of technical, but not just for the sake of being technical, like Gorguts or Decapitated.
     
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    This is a very important question: How do you feel about Necrophagist?

    Sounds like this stuff just isn't for you, which, hey man that's cool!
     
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    KnightBrolaire what is shred may never die

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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    New ridiculous wankery....

     
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    ive been listening to a lot of Revocation lately and i know its definitely more structured than a lot of more "tech" stuff but holy shit the composition is outstanding and its still incredibly technical. almost like a modern day reiterative of Death, so if you're a fun of chuck schuldiner you should be a fan of dave davidson
     
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    KnightBrolaire what is shred may never die

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    their earlier albums (empire of the obscene and earlier) are much thrashier and the death influence is more obvious.
     
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    Fathand Tube Snake Boogie

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    "Old man screams at clouds" opinion - modern tech death needs more Suffocation riffage and less everything else. ;)
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    This album will be, as the youth say these days, l i t .

     
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    777timesgod Stop reading this...I said stop!

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    I do not consider Decapitated to be full-on Tech Death, maybe its because I always found their songs easy to play. I do not know if they just fit my playing style but I learn them pretty quick. They follow patterns which are pretty basic but are more brutal than some other DM bands. Maybe this gives the impression that they should be classified as a tech death band. Some of Cryptopsy and Cattle Decapitation songs are much harder imo.

    Practising "Seven" by Necrophagist right now and it has some funny patterns and tempo changes. There is still a general motive to the riffs and the solos are quite bad. Basically sweep-wankery and descending-ascending for the most part, there are some moments though in there.
     
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    I am surprisingly on board with this. :cheers:

    Reminds me of recent Rivers of Nihil, but better/non-djent rhythm tone. A hint of older Fallujah as well.
     
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    Empire is their first album
     

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