Tech-Death Thursday: Derelict

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As I am aware that Kataplexis did a great shop of shredding your facial flesh earlier this week, I will take it easy on you this week. JUST KIDDING. Say goodbye to your scalp!

This is one of those times where I really just want to facepalm for not featuring this band sooner. Derelict are fucking awesome, and I am a bad person for waiting so long to write about them. Anywhoo, Derelict are an amazing band from Montréal, Québec (holy cow what a surprise!) that you tech-death heads need to be aware of. Before we continue, check out “Perpetuation”:

Derelict are another one of those bands that do a really good job of injecting just the right amount of melody into their already super brutal music to make it even better. The production is spot on, especially for a band that is unsigned. Yes, you read that correctly. Derelict is an unsigned band (ridiculous), and they still managed to make the monster of an album that is Perpetuation. The guitars sound excellent and, on occasion, sound a bit like the Black Dahlia Murder. The riffs and the drumming are great too and sometimes catch me off guard with how good they actually are. Speaking of things catching me off guard, that is something the solos excel at. They just aren’t where you normally expect them to be, and I really like that bit of unpredictability that it adds. The song “Intricate Decay” is a good example of that:

Maybe it’s just me, but it doesn’t feel like a solo is coming and then BAM! there is all of a sudden an impressive as fuck solo driving me closer to eargasm. One of my favorite things about this band aside from their godly playing is the vocals. They aren’t the typical cookie cutter vocals you get so often in tech-death, and they have a unique sound that is brutal all on its own. It’s a sound that on occasion makes me wonder if Lamb of God went tech-death without telling anyone, but at the same time does a great job of lending itself to the politically oriented lyrics. The bass in this band is great as well. Sometimes you can hear it sneaking up from behind the rest of the instruments. It’s almost as if it wants to go all out Beyond Creation but instead kind of slithers back into the mix after a few seconds. Perpetuation dropped in 2012, but they have another album and an EP all available for your listening pleasure on their Bandcamp.

Now, Ghost Flusher has returned with another guest submission for us:

GF: Ahhh Sweden. Land of Melodic Death Metal and mostly everything that is cold as fuck. What most metalheads don’t know is that metal flows through Sweden’s blood like green beer in an uncultured town on St. Patty’s. With bands like Anata and Spawn of Possession, it’s no wonder that Sweden is a metalhead’s paradise beyond Soilwork, Dark Tranquility, Scar Symmetry, and a plethora of other bands. However, from a generation of newer bands emerges Lost Soul. Lost Soul is a band chock full of riffs and spliffs, with intensity for days and fury that makes Aeon look like a band made up of preschoolers. With songs like “Revival”, “Eternal Darkness”, and “216”, it’s no surprise that this band is a force to be reckoned with. However, the song “If the Dead Can Speak” really convinced me this band was not only talented, but a force to be reckoned with. While this song is not as tech as most of their body of work, the fast groove, artful basswork, and puzzle-piece solos really elevate this beyond a lot of bands that think they know groove (lookin’ at you there, ya djentiles). But even beyond the song, the video accompanying it is just perfect, illustrating the lyrics masterfully and showcasing the band’s raw tech talent. So give it a spin; I doubt you won’t be locking in the perfect windmill to this jam. Also, be sure to listen to the first episode of The FlushCast right here on the Toilet Ov Hell for even more tech.

Good stuff Dude! That’s it for this week.  Until next time,

Stay Tech

-Bauer

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  • oh cool, i love Lost Soul! they haven’t done much, but that album CRUSHES. and it’s not TOO techy.

    • I would like to start a petition to get you to return your old name and image. It is just not the same JJM 🙁

      Upvote if you agree! Downvote if you disagree!

      GL

      • i’m not against this. let the people speak!

        • Edward Meehan

          Is it possible for a person to be both for *and* against it?

          • do what you want… with my body

          • W.

            I literally just listened to that song.

          • everyone needs to have just listened to that song! it’s so good

          • Death

            I had never heard that song, but now I have. I regret listening to it!

          • M Shadows!

            Hai

          • Death

            I’m not your friend any more, don’t talk to me.

      • Death

        I support this. We need your detective back!

      • WHO SAID NO? TO THE INTERROGATION ROOM WITH YOU!

      • TrickleDownTacoRiff

        where do I sign?

      • i’d like to thank you for reminding me of my true identity, Mr. Lynch

        -JJM

        • I am glad your true self is back amongst the fold.

          GL

  • Edward Meehan

    That album artwork is frickin’ fantastic; also, djentiles. Lol.

  • Tyree
  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    I’m digging Derelict. Tasty riffage.

  • JWG

    Ill try not to let Derelict take over my weekend, but I make no promises…

  • W.

    This is all I can think of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRWMGjXuyVo

  • Scrimm

    On the subject of tech death, they’ve never quite done it for me before, but something told me to by the new Origin Tuesday and it’s been kicking my ass ever since.

    • Entity hulk smashes the new one!!!

      • Scrimm

        Entity is next on my list.

    • That Origin album is a fucking beast.

    • Origin in general is a grower. I didn’t like them when I first heard them but eventually it just clicks and you’re like holy fuck why diidn’t I like this before?

      • Scrimm

        Been a long time growing. I’ve bought every album except the first one and Entity.

  • W.

    I think I like Derelict a little more than Lost Soul.

    • I think I like Lost Soul a little more than Derelict.

      In the end, they are both great, so we both win!

      GL

  • Stockhausen

    Derelict! Good to see these guys here, they’re great and this albums kills. Their vocalist has some stellar PR services that my band (Ricburn Media for those interested) has been using for years, and I think Beyond Creation used him before as well. He also just put up a side project with a name-your-price download, check it.

    http://samskarasmetal.bandcamp.com/

    • I downloaded that samskaras song last week I think it was. good shit!

      • Stockhausen

        Excellent detective work.

    • TrickleDownTacoRiff

      Congrats on the featured comment sir!

      • Stockhausen

        It’s my first, and I’m quite honored. Party in my grave tonight, everyone’s invited!

        • TrickleDownTacoRiff

          Well deserved! First Ive ever seen! YESSSSS Im briniging fondu, I love things dipped in cheese!

          • Stockhausen

            I can’t believe no one has formed a cheese-themed doom band called Fonduum. Someone make that band so they can play the party tonight.

          • TrickleDownTacoRiff

            Love it!

  • NefariousDude

    I threw out my back while I was WALKING last night. Hopefully I’ll get some sweet pillz

    • Were you, uh, walking aggressively at least?

      • NefariousDude

        I was walking to turn off the lights for sleepytimes when it happened. I slept all “sarcophagated” 🙁

    • KJM

      Last time I sprained my ankle, they tried to get away with prescribing me regular Tylenol. No way I was gonna take that quietly.

      • Howard Dean

        They are getting steadily more conservative about giving out opiates to patients, and I think that is probably a good thing for the most part. I had surgery recently (same day and I went home soon after, but it was serious enough that I was under general anesthetic and fully unconscious during the procedure), and they said “Ibuprofen and ice if needed.” And I was completely fine. They used to give out pain pills for everything. I think it’s good that they no longer do, because that shit is serious.

        • W.

          My grandmother seriously wigged out from taking Morphine in the hospital one time. It can really mess with your head.

        • Counterpoint: drugs are fun.

          • KJM

            They’re even more fun if you can walk away from them when the refills run out.

        • Edward Meehan

          Lot of people end up seeking drug rehabilitation for something that started from doctor prescribed drugs, and either led to illicit drugs(i.e. heroin) or spiraled out of control on the meds.

        • KJM

          I already get prescribed Naproxen because of after effects from a car accident, and that wasn’t working.

        • Stockhausen

          I had a really odd week of some kind of slow-reacting head injury that gradually spread to where my whole body was stiff and horribly painful. I couldn’t keep enough food down to safely take stronger pain meds, but I eventually went to the ER and they gave me morphine before they did a head scan. It was something to the effect of:
          Doctor: “Alright, we’ll put a little morphine in your IV here and–”
          Me: “OH MY WHAT THIS IS AMAZING”
          That’s the only time I had it, and I can absolutely see how people get addicted to that.

          • Scrimm

            Morphine was AWESOME.

          • good band too

      • NefariousDude

        I’m getting a shot in the ass, some anti inflammatory and muscle relaxers. And I’m off work the next 3 days. I’m gonna be high off my rocker

    • Tyree
      • NefariousDude

        That is a paltry fate compared to the black void inside my spine

    • W.

      I once slept on the couch and woke up with a seriously tweaked back. I felt like my body had betrayed me.

      • Edward Meehan

        I read that as a Pharmakon reference, don’t think it was though lol.

        • W.

          Maybe my subconscious was reaching out to you?

          • Edward Meehan

            Oh, same mind wavelength again, absolutely.

      • NefariousDude

        You sure you weren’t having a sleep over at cheneys again??

      • Stockhausen

        An olympic sport, no less.

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    Still waiting on Anata to release their latest album, which was supposed to be out in 2013 I think. Some kind of dispute with Earache Records dropping them or something, idk, but that was a year ago and not much word since. Their website is atrociously outdated, and of no help whatsoever. They’re still using myspace for goodness-sake.

    Anata-Downward Spiral Into Madness: http://youtu.be/RIueKHJE1GM

    • W.

      That album is in the same inter-dimensional pocket as the new albums by Tool and Necrophagist.

      • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

        Production Purgatory.

        • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

          Label limbo…

  • I’m just gonna leave this here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuzPN_8GwYA

  • Here is the john ov hell’s theme song (just replace crush with *FLUSH*):
    http://youtu.be/jkJEvpwDBXY

  • Death

    By the way, Lost Soul is Polish, not Swedish.

  • dr.derelict

    i approve.