Tech Death Thursday: Demiurgon

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Clear some space and get ready to mosh; we’re going hard with Demiurgon this Tech Death Thursday.

Let’s catch up on the news:

  • Decibel have premiered the second track from Cryptopsy’s upcoming The Book of Suffering – Tome I. If these two tracks (and MoshOff’s mini-review) are any indication, this album will crush many a dick come October 30th.
  • Indian progressive death outfit Gaijin have a new baby album on the way and are streaming the first track here. It definitely has my attention, and the touch of producer Pierre Rémillard is apparent. Look for it on November 7th.
  • If you’re dying for new Fallujah material, you might want to take a look at Kardashev. Their new track, “Lux,” is more than a little reminiscent of last year’s The Flesh Prevails in terms of overall tone, but they pull it off without completely aping the former. Peripety drops on the 30th via Subliminal Groove.
  • There’s a new Abhorrent track. You already know how good it is. Check it out here.
  • It feels like forever ago that First Fragment announced they were working on new material, and now we’ve got our first fragment of the new album (HAHAHA SEE WHAT I DID THERE). These guys are fantastic musicians; I heartily recommend you go through Jack Bauer’s First Fragment primer and give their EP a go around.
  • Watchtower (whom I touched on briefly last week) just released three tracks out of fucking nowhere. Check out the teaser here; links to buy and listen are in the description.

I’ve been growing increasingly fond of tech death bands that don’t sound like tech death bands lately (see: Abhorrent Decimation). I’m not entirely sure why, but I think that if you were to plot it all out, you’d see a positive correlation between it and my desire to punch people and a negative correlation with my desire to think. Thankfully, Demiurgon have provided the perfect soundtrack to accompany my repressed rage. Above The Unworthy is a powerhouse of an album, with highly technical playing encased in an OSDM shell. The delivery is akin to the likes of Suffocation and Immolation (and tons of other -ation bands, I’m sure), with tons of pinch harmonics, endless double bass and blastbeats, and sudden tempo and time changes. The guitarists fly across the fretboard effortlessly, but they’re not afraid to rein it in occasionally for pure headbanging goodness. “Pillars of an Inverted Creation” and “Apogee of a Collapsing Humanity” leave trails of fire in their wake, while bruisers “Rex Mundi” and “Dead Land Seasons” will leave you bruised and broken in the dirt. This one-two punch continues throughout the album, reaching its climax on “The Shapeless Almighty,” blending the best of both worlds.

And then, just like that, it’s over. The music blows over you like a whirlwind and cuts off at the end of “The Shapeless Almighty,” suddenly dropping into a short but ominous acoustic outro. It’s a jarring transition to say the least; really, it’s more like driving into a brick wall at top speed without wearing a seat belt. The album builds a ton of momentum over its 36-minute duration, and that sudden stop will send you hurdling through your windshield.

Above the Unworthy is available now, and Demiurgon can be found on Facebook. Go show them some sweet Toilet lovin’. That’s all for this week, and as always,

Stay Tech

  • MoshOff

    It does crush some dick
    This new Cryptopsy mosh stuff
    Get out your mesh shorts

    • Herr Schmitty

      Mesh, I do not wear
      Within my vast porcine lair

      Crush dicks? Odd fetish!

      • MoshOff

        Stop the fancy words
        You’re making me look bad man
        Soy Mexicano

        • Guacamole Jim

          It comes natural
          Making you look bad, that is
          Dirty Mexican’t

          • Based Potoo

            I dunno how this works
            I already fucked it up
            Why do I even try?

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Endoskeleton
            Where is Sarah Connor, dude?
            Stay here, I’ll be back

      • man of no mesh shorts?
        a fate all tech death fans fear:
        you get the brain drill.

        • Herr Schmitty

          I once had mesh shorts.
          My cats did not approve, though
          Cat urine soak, gross.

          *true story, just discovered that this past weekend*

          • JWEG

            “Urine trouble now, buddy.”

    • I have three pairs of mesh shorts and I want to mahsh but it’s too cold out, wat do?

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Yay, Cryptopsy!

    • MoshOff

      “This album is good,
      I like it because of that.”
      -JJD, Floor Tech

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Amen to that.

  • I am angry as usual. Will jam this after Dew-Scented.

    Thanks, Mighty Pointy Weapon.

  • “OSDM”

    Okay fine you don’t have to twist my arm I’ll listen

    • Spear

      I will say my knowledge of OSDM is iffy at best, so if it doesn’t fit that descriptor, well, my bad.

      • Vote for Jeb

        I HOPE HE’S DISAPPOINTED ONLY BECAUSE I LIKE IT WHEN HE HURTS.

      • It’s close enough, I’m digging it. I think Defaced is the closest tech death is going to get on my yearly favorites, and they aren’t even tech death

      • I think you covered it Spear. I’m not a fan of the overly technical stuff so this sounds more like straight up death metal to me.

  • Vote for Jeb

    THANK YOU, BASED SPEAR

    • Spear

      YOU’RE WELCOME, BASED FORMER HEAD OF STATE

    • Based Potoo

      WHY ARE WE YELLING?

      • Vote for Jeb

        BILLY MAYS

        • Based Potoo
        • FRED DURST

          BILLY MAYS IS A POSER! FRUD DERST!

          FRUD “NOT A POSER” DERST

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            HAPPY CAPS LOCK DAY MY LORD AND SAVIOR!

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            CAPS LOCK DAY ROCKS!!!!!!!

          • Spear

            BILLY MAYS WAS A SAINT

          • FRED DURST

            DONT SPREAD THAT POSERDOM! FIRST YOU TRY TO SPREAD POSER MUSIC BY POSER BANDS NOW THIS!? YOU MAY AS WELL RENAME TECH TO POSER BECAUSE THATS WHAT IT IS! PRE ORDER FRUD DERSTS NEW ALBUM TO RID YOURSELF OF POSERDOM AND UNDERSTAND WHAT FRUD DERST DOES TO CREATE TRU METAL

            FRUD “NOT A POSER” DERST

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        IT’S INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!

        • Based Potoo

          Does not say so in my calendar.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            IT’S INTERNET BASED!

          • Based Potoo

            If it’s not in my calendar, it don’t exist.

          • Guacamole Jim

            YOU CAN EASILY MAKE IT BE IN YOUR CALENDAR, GOOD SIR

          • Based Potoo

            This caps lock day is already starting to piss me off. Gonna have to stab someone soon enough,

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            HAAAHAAAAHAAAHAAAHAAAA!!!!!!!

          • Based Potoo

            I’d stab you if you weren’t McNulty.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            ME NOT!!!!! BRING IT, FROG-BIRD THING!!!!!!!

          • Abe Vigoda’s Oily Stool Sample

            You’re gonna click McNulty?!

  • Scrimm

    OOOH LET ME GET IN ON THIS

  • KJM, Shake Zula

    (looks at calendar) Wait a minute, it’s not Tuesday! ^_^

    • Herr Schmitty

      BY GOD, KJM HAS BROKEN AUSTIN WEBER IN HALF!

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        THAT COMMENT HAS A FAMILY!!!

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          JJD HAS JOINED THE DURST WORLD ORDER! WHY WOULD HE TURN HIS BACK ON HIS FANS?

      • Spear

        AUSTIN WEEBER*

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      THAT BURN HAS ME IN SERIOUS PAIN!

  • Good call on “Pillars of Inverted Creation”, that one goes hard.

  • JWEG

    The only thing that makes being at work at 7:30 tolerable is the Thursday morning post from TovH: my most reliable source of entertainment information (entermation? Infotainment?)

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • That Tuba is bringing it hard.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Serious cunting low end.

  • Vote for Jeb

    DEMIURGON GO BUCK LIKE MAMMOTH.

  • Based Potoo
    • I clicked on FaKEK, jajajaja! What a dumb am I.

    • BEARD-SPLITTER

      Pick a creature already, you ribbity mother fucker!

    • Old Man Doom

      lennon did 9/11

      • Based Potoo

        True. He faked his death so no one would believe it was him,

  • MY INTERNET DOESN’T WORK AND I CAN’T STREAM THIS.

    I AM GOING TO SPIN FOR THE SECOND TIME THE LAST SHAPE OF DESPAIR ALBUM TO FEEL MORE MISERABLE.

  • Quality control training sucks.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Indeed.

  • SPEAR I FLUSHING LOVE THIS BAND. MANY THANKS FROM BALTIMORE

    • Waynecro

      DUDE, I’M GOING TO BALTIMORE FOR A FUNERAL THIS WEEKEND. AND MY RELATIVES WILL SURELY EAT A PILE OF CRABS OFF A TABLE!

        • Waynecro

          THANKS! SOME OF MY COUSINS ARE REDNECK CAGE FIGHTERS. IT SHOULD BE A FUN TRIP.

      • Abe Vigoda’s Oily Stool Sample

        Gah, every day in Baltimore is a funeral. It’s hard for me to even think of trashier and more broken down places I’ve ever been to. And that odor……….

        • Waynecro

          Some places out in the sticks are pretty. Though we almost hit a deer in my dead uncle’s Audi.

  • Old Man Doom

    While I’m not a huge fan of tech, the new Gorod album that came out this week is really facking good.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Ignoring War Metal Wednesday

  • Waynecro

    Yes! Demiurgon is in heavy rotation in the gym right now. I really like “Lux.” I think it sounds way more interesting than most Fallujah songs, actually. Lots of awesome jams in this Tech Death Thursday. Thanks, Spear!

  • CT-12

    NEW….WATCHTOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!