Tech Death Thursday: Eyeconoclast, A Loathing Requiem
Face, meet floor.
Yes I have returned from my terrorist hunting expedition. Howard Dean did a great job filling in for me last week as well as hooking me on Deathspell Omega. I do need to issue a correction though: Howard claimed I was throwing terrorists at drones and while that is certainly a great strategy, I cannot let you all believe that is what happened. I actually just started shouting at them and they flew at the drones and died of their own free will. Did you guys hear that FOX is considering making a season of 24 without me? I don’t know what they’re thinking over there but I’m willing to bet they are probably closet FFDP fans because that’s stupid. Anyway, onto the task at hand.
I don’t think there’s any news to point out this week. I’ve scoured the internet and found nothing. If I missed something let me know in the comments. In place of news have this adorable cat gif. So broooootal! Think of it as Novocaine for the onslaught that is lying in wait from our featured bands.
To start off today, we’re talking about Eyeconoclast. A great band out of Rome who released and absolute fucking ripper of an album back in 2013. Check out “Rise of the Orgamechanism”:
I love this song. Right from the get go it’s relentless and never lets up. The riff that starts around 35 seconds in makes me want to mosh all over the tattooed necks of posers and through terrorist strongholds (Fun fact: if you have a neck tattoo I immediately mentally categorize you as a thug). The drumming on this record is nauseatingly good. The same goes for the guitar work which is mind blowing at times. These guys are also another one of the bands who get the production right and don’t leave your ears feeling like they have just been cleaned by a super sterile scalpel. The vocals are more thrashy than they death metally if you ask me, but I’m not complaining because that works perfectly with their sound. Drones of the Awakening dropped back in 2013 via Prosthetic Records. I’m hoping we’re due for another monster album from these guys as this one is a fucking masterpiece. You can grab it over at Bandcamp and don’t forget to follow them on Facebook too!
Next up, we have A Loathing Requiem. Here’s a facemelting album stream for you:
A Loathing Requiem is a one man band, but that one man has quite the pedigree. Malcolm Pugh, the aforementioned “one man” is also a member of Inferi and Diskreet; both bands who have been featured here before. If you like those two bands, you will like this one. The guitars sound very similar to Inferi and the drums sound like Diskreet. This band is nothing short of spectacular and should be a part of any tech death head’s library. From what I understand, there is a new album on the way soon, so keep an eye out for that, because it’s sure to be a doozy. Psalms of Misanthropy is a masterpiece. Yes that’s right, I gave you two masterpieces in one day. You’re welcome. You can grab the record at Bandcamp and of course follow the band on Facebook.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to send guest submissions if you have them. They can be old school or new, it doesn’t matter. Until next time,