It’s Tech Death Thursday!

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For the first post in this series, I want to talk about a band that is one of the best in this genre. I don’t mean a good band or one of the better bands. I mean one of the best. I’m talking Fallujah good. That band is Beyond Creation. 

Beyond Creation hail from Montreal, Canada (I’m pretty sure Canada has underground technical death metal factories and they aren’t telling us about them). Their debut album The Aura, released in 2011, absolutely blew me away. Beyond Creation represent everything that I love about the tech-death genre: phenomenal drumming, guitar playing, and bass. With tone rarely heard outside of a few Obscura songs and maybe some Quo Vadis, the bass in this band is to die for. On top of that, the vocals seem to ebb and flow with the music. From their debut album, “Coexistence” is one of the best examples of their killer vocal delivery and one of my favorite tech death songs ever. EVER!

Wanna know why I chose to write about these guys, aside from the fact that they create amazing tech death and today is tech death Thursday? They just revealed a new single. It is every bit as good as I would expect and more. You can check it out here.

Season of Mist will have their new album Earthborn Evolution out on October 24th.  You can pre order the album here.

Check them out on Facebook and Bandcamp.

 

 

  • Tyree

    I don’t always like Tech but when I do I prefer Gorguts.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuOGTKLSSKU

    • Negrodamus

      I’m going to be honest and say that the last time I listened to Obscura from front to back it was still over my head.

      • Tyree

        It’s music for aliens by aliens.

        • Cock of Steele

          Best description of it ever.

        • Scrimm

          Exactly. Great album

        • W.

          It was way, way ahead of its time. Almost tragically so. It still seems bizarre today.

      • Guest

        I’m kind of with you on that. I really appreciate the neo-Death feel mixed with the new, but I can’t get it to stick in my head for dedicated listening.

    • Ace Ventura

      LIIIIKEEE AAAAAAAAAAAA GLOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEE

    • Tommy P

      This was fun at MDF

      • Tyree

        My jaw was to the ground the whole time and I don’t think I blinked once.

        • Tommy P

          I’m proud that I was one of the ones to start the pit.

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      THEY ARE CANADIAN TOO, THEY ARE THE BEST ,END OF STORY, THE RUSH OF TECH METAL.

  • Negrodamus

    This time I read the entire article before I discovered it was written by Jack Bauer (nice dude!). I’m going to check this shit out after work today in between sessions on my new PS4. Also guise, I dunno when the last time I looked at The Site That Shall Not Be Named was…

    • I checked said site yesterday. There was a babymetal article, and it was quite a mess in the comments.

      • Negrodamus

        I was browsing the main page to see if people were commenting over there, but I stopped doing that this week at some point. It’s all a blur anyways! Lol.

        • Lol I found it funny they had a follow us on fb and twitter article and the comments were off.

          • Xan

            Even more funny is that the comments were initially turned on. I haven’t visited that website in over a week.

          • W.

            They were?

          • It had over 100 comments.
            /not that I care.

          • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

            100 comments is child’s play compared to the terlet’s comments section. WE ARE FLUSH WITH COMMENTS LOL.

          • Xan

            We are the flush heard around the world.

          • “We are the world, we are the flushers
            We are the ones who make a brighter day
            So lets start flushing…”

            GL

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi0RpNSELas

          • Xan

            Indeed. As Joe said, over 100 comments of people getting butt blasted over the shameless self-promotion.

          • Keegan Lavern Still

            I could be wrong, but I think it was the second one that they did. If so, then I don’t know what’s worse: actually feeling the need to do more than one self-promotion article in such a short amount of time or feeling the need to disable the comments for it/them. Although knowing the kind of commenters frequenting the site now, I can’t really say that I blame them.

          • W.

            Yah, they did one last week if I remember correctly. The fact that Vince seems to actually be lurking here is puzzling too.

          • He is jelly umk

            GL

          • Keegan Lavern Still

            He be jelly of us. Of this, I am certain.

          • Negrodamus

            Not if they had a massive drop in readership!

          • Stockhausen

            I think the first one they did was actually on Facebook. Trying to get new Facebook fans by posting on Facebook…?

        • RuIN?

          The comment section over there took a dramatic turn in the last week or so. Seriously like was hijacked by a gang of trolls and there are a few who are desperately trying to keep it from being pulled into the shitter. They have had some good articles though recently imo.

          • Max

            I’ll admit it: I liked the one about Gene Simmons being a rich idiot.

          • Negrodamus

            Maybe this week if work is slow I’ll take a gander through to see if any stories peak my interest!

        • Stockhausen

          There are a lot of random weirdos in the comments (which I’m sure is what people said when we were all there), and no good discussion.

          • Negrodamus

            I bet people think we have a lot of random weirdos here at the TOH too! Lol. It’s weird it works as well as it does…

    • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

      PSFOURRRRRR!!!! Add me on there: GingeBinge

      • Lol you have a talent for making good account names.

      • Negrodamus

        I’m playing Battlefield 4, Buckshot_Swim

        • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

          Awww shiiiit. BF4 is my shit man. I ferking love that game. We gon’ tear shit up, NegroD. Prepare yr anus.

          • Negrodamus

            I’ve never been that good at this series, and again with the honesty, since I just started playing two nights ago frankly I am terribad lol

          • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

            I’m good at FPS but I sucked shit at BF4 at first. Once you get used to the sensitivity of the PS4 controller, things get a lot easier. I destroy everything in that game now.

            As nerdy as this sounds, for a while I was in Division 1 in the world on the leaderboards for Skill Level.

          • Xan

            Come at me bro #PCMasterRace

          • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

            Once my girlfriend gets back from her internship and I have more monies, I plan on building a beast gaming PC. So start counting your days, you smug motherfucker. I’m coming for you.

            lol, coming.

          • +1 for pc master race.

  • Cock of Steele

    I think the first two songs I ever heard from The aura was Omnipresent perception, or creation? whatever. And Le detenteur. I seriously recommend Le Detenteur.

    • Bozlinger

      I can’t read your posts without Pete’s voice

  • Tech death doesn’t do much for me, but this track is pretty sweet (esp. about halfway through)

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Was thinking the same thing, its actually got groove and enjoyable riffs as opposed to Rings of Saturn levels of spastic sweeping and Pacman noises.

      • You won’t get rings of saturn/brain drill type bands from my posts. Excluding the last one since that was more focused on Unique Leader and there are quite a few who actually like ROS.

      • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

        I think that’s the reason I normally have trouble getting into death and tech death, I just crave dat groove, son.

      • Sponge Of Mystery

        I listen to Rings of Saturn for comedic purposes, then you’ll really enjoy it the way you’re supposed to

      • Poop Mango

        For me it’s that I’m generally not into the meedly meedlies. I’d love to hear about more tech-death in the Colored Sands/Vermis vein, with weird chords and evil soundscapes. Groove isn’t necessary, but atmosphere is.

        • Christian Molenaar

          Artificial Brain and Pyrrhon dude…I’ll never shut up about them.

          • Poop Mango

            I couldn’t get into Artificial Brain but I will check out Pyrrhon for sure.

          • Negrodamus

            Oh man, I love both of their 2014 albums.

          • Negrodamus

            The Mother Of Virtues is leaps ahead of their previous efforts I found out.

          • Christian Molenaar

            Didn’t we already go over that? Their old stuff isn’t bad but to me just sounds like pretty average tech death. The Mother of Virtues has such a dark, choking vibe to it that puts it lightyears ahead of their other stuff.

          • Negrodamus

            It’s possible lol. Yeah, there are hints of the free form almost improvisational sound on that previous full length but The Mother of Virtues > those. I listened to a couple of Whitehouse tracks earlier, but was having trouble finding a full album to play (sans piracy) and I checked out the newest release on that Gnaw Their Tongues Bandcamp, a four track of old school black metal worship.

    • RuIN?

      Agreed. Really picks up at about the 2:30 mark. I guess it’s just the genre but most of the techy stuff sounds like a ‘Learn how to sweep’ video with a blast beat soundtrack. Still can’t get over how many bands I have never heard of on this site. Woop Woop.

    • Stockhausen

      It’s almost like dynamics and variation make music…better?

      • Keegan Lavern Still

        Nonsense. It’s all about dem sweeps n’ taps n’ tweedle dees n’ shit.

  • Xan

    Atheist, Gorguts, Cryptopsy, Iniquity, Neuraxis, Origin, Spawn of Possession, Hour of Penance, Man Must Die, Wretched, Pestifer, Archspire, Hideous Divinity, and Alterbeast are all in my collection of Tech death.

    • That is a sexy collection you have there. I would add Unhuman if you haven’t heard them 🙂

      • Xan

        I shall listen to them promptly.

        • Listen to their song Psychotic Afterlife.

          • Xan

            That is an absolutely awesome cover.

          • ikr!

          • W.

            Kind of reminds me of that eyeless thing from Pan’s Labyrinth.

    • Tyree

      Early Cryptopsy and Origin albums like Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas and None so Vile are my jams. Cabinet by Spawn of Possession is bad ass too.

      • W.

        Have you ever listened to Gigan?

        • Tyree

          I thinks so. If I remember correctly is was very chaotic sounding.

    • Kneads moar Decrepit Birth!!

  • Howard Dean

    Pace ’til death!
    It’s a Slayer in ’83 kind of morning!
    Byyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY67ezlrOwU

    • Steve Smithwick

      I’d still vote for you, Howard. Byaaaaaahhhh-present!

      • Howard Dean

        Thank you!
        Also: Someone teach me how to embed! I look like a freaking rabid screaming moron here with my hotlink! Byyyyaaaaah!

        • Just refresh the page and it should show up. Shows us as a youtube vid for me.

          • Howard Dean

            Siiiiiiiiiiiiicccccccccck!
            Thank you, Kiefer! You are winner!
            Maybe I’m not such a raving idiot?! Or maybe this proves that I’m an even bigger one than I think?!?!?
            [pondering]
            Nope. I’m awesome. Dean in ’16, baby! Byyyyyyaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!

          • Matt Damon

            MATT DAMON

          • JACK BAUER

          • Bozlinger

            cut it out <3

          • Matt Damon

            MATT DAMON? </3

    • LAMENTATIONS OF THE WOMEN

      ..

      • Howard Dean

        Yes! Mr. Ross knows what I’m talking about! If he weren’t dead, he could be my Secretary of Art and Culture and Shit (I’m expanding the cabinet).

  • TechDeathMurder
    • It’s linked in the article but I’ll give you an upvote anyway.

      • crazytaco_12

        For some reason, that page that you linked won’t let me play the song. It’s not your bad though, my computer just got all fucked from a virus and hasn’t been quite the same ever since (such a senseless war).

    • Ah, didn’t realize someone put it on youtube. Thanks dude!

    • Mr. Bojangles

      I love the new song.

    • Max

      First impression: If My Arms, Your Hearse-era Opeth had sped up and gotten more intense rather than mellowing out, perhaps this is what would’ve happened.

      I fully approve.

  • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

    Good shit, a friend of mine was just talking about these guys last night, along with Beneath the Massacre and a few others.

  • TrickleDownTacoRiff

    You had me a Tech Death Thursday! I am listening now to your selection and its kick ass! Thanks Jack! That Jaco bass tone is killer, its very similar to Obscura as you said.

    • Anytime Mr. tdtriff!

    • Howard Dean

      TrickleDown! I’m waiting for you to go back to your old Sling Blade avatar. I was quite partial to that one.

      • TrickleDownTacoRiff

        Howard…WOW! Thanks, that’s a real blast from the past. I didn’t think anyone remembered.

        • Howard Dean

          I have the steel-trap mind of a longtime internet lurker with a penchant for remembering minutiae!
          “Some call it a sling blade, I call it a Kaiser blade, mmmhmmm.”

          • TrickleDownTacoRiff

            damn straight!

            “this one aint got no gas in it”…mmmmmmmhmmmmmmhmmmm

  • I have been jamming this all morning!!!!!!!!!!!

    GL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOvxGnecSZc

    • I personally like Paradogma better than Regicide. Something about the snare in some songs on Regicide fucks with my head.

    • Drewcifer

      One of my favorite tech death albums. They have yet to top this one in my opinion. The lyrics/dictation of them are/is so amazing.

    • HugoBoss_Enema

      I must be the only one to find Soreption’s drummer to be completely uninteresting and ruins the whole album for me.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Weedly weedly widdle all super fast like is about the limit of my ability to describe tech death, all I know is that I likes it. Probably the sci fi vibes that I appreciate, all the biomech architecture and alien lobotomy rifles and whatnot imagery.

  • LAMENTATIONS OF THE WOMEN
    • TrickleDownTacoRiff

      Yes and thats just one guy too I believe.

  • Mr. Bojangles

    Flush Friday > Tech Death Thursday

    *FLUSH*

    • Bad cat! No yarn for you today!

      • Mr. Bojangles

        That’s ok. I’m humping a dead owl.

        -Mr. Bojangles

        • You what? You…why? ok….

          • Mr. Bojangles

            Do you question the great Mr. Bojangles? He is all knowing, all powerful and all good.

            -Mr. Bojangles

          • *plugs in the vacuum*

          • Mr. Bojangles
          • The productivity of my morning has now come to a screeching halt. Thanks guys!

            GL

          • Are you now surfing an endless wave of cat vids on youtube?

          • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

            Are you ever NOT?

          • A fair point.

          • Further Down the Metal Hole

            Vacuum cat wins, no contest!

          • A Feed From Cloud Mountain

            I watched this video with the Gorguts song playing.

            0/5 flushes.

          • KJM

            As all good servants do, I must now emulate my Master.

            (searches in vain for owl corpses)

        • Ace Ventura

          YOU SHOULD RESPECT ALL LIVING CREATURES MR. BOJANGLES

          I’M NOT TOUCHIN IT THO!

  • YourLogicSucks

    Has Jack Bauer watched the newest documentary about himself? It was friggin’ intense! Also what do the Russians do to you at the end?

    • Lol @ the Russians. They think they have me. Little do they know that I am in control here. This all could have been avoided if stupid emo chloe hadn’t been such an idiot and got caught. I miss the old chloe.

      • YourLogicSucks

        I actually laughed at her emo eyeliner. Who’s stupid idea was that?

        • I don’t know but if I find him I will punch him, really hard.

  • Sponge Of Mystery

    Squidward’s face when he heard Beyond Creation for the first time

    • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

      He realized he needs to up his clarinet game, pronto.

      • Sponge Of Mystery

        he plays rhythm clarinet in a chelsea grin cover band

        • Ann Coulter’s Flaccid Penis

          Well, there’s his problem. Yuck. I’d rather sip shit through a straw than listen to anything chelsea grin related.

          • Sponge Of Mystery

            i actually enjoyed some of their earlier stuff but their newest is just straight garbage

          • The Black Dahlia Burger

            I think some of their newer stuff is pretty good 🙁

          • Sponge Of Mystery

            thats ok! just i dont like it. but who am i? im just a sponge

      • Stockhausen

        Which is not a cool thing, unless you’re this guy.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGgcAhBbLsU

        • Sponge Of Mystery

  • What the hell is this? WHAT IS THIS SITE? Who am I….?

    Awh god I’m such a gaaaaayyyy guyyyyyy.

    OoOoOoOooo MENS ASSES ARE SOOOO COOL

    • Mr. Bojangles

      We accept you for your identity confusion and homosexuality.

      -Mr. Bojangles

    • Steve Smithwick

      We encourage you to find your own peace and happiness in this world. Life is far too difficult for us to want to harass and antagonize you further. If you’d like any guidance on your life’s journey, please, by all means, submit inquiries to me and I’ll help in any way I can.

      • What does it mean to be dripping wet and ready to bone?!

        • Mr. Bojangles

          I’m not really sure. Cats have an aversion to liquids.

          -Mr. Bojangles

        • TrickleDownTacoRiff

          Hey, wasn’t that a George Thorogood tune?

        • Steve Smithwick

          I believe that, typically, this means that a young lady is sexually aroused and would like to partake in sexual activity with whichever male she says that to. It depends on the context of the conversation though, it could mean something else.

        • Cock of Steele

          There are some pictures of me somewhere you may find useful

        • SYL!’s 7 Year Old Son

          I sometimes hear my Dad say that upstairs in the kitchen. I think that means he’s having chicken for dinner. I always just get Cheerios.

    • Bozlinger

      Each to his own. We can all find our sites. There are quite attractive males here. Everything will be ok

    • TrickleDownTacoRiff

      Its ok, chill man. U be U!

    • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

      Axl….is that you?

  • Gorgasm

    diddly diddly diddly diddly diddly diddly!!!

    Awesome jams dude.

  • Wigger

    Don’t get Tech Death Thursday on M***lS***s so yeah

  • Decent band. JAG’s Old Fart Seal of Approval.