Tech Death Thursday: First Fragment

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Cherish these moments with your face, for they are its last.

Welcome back to another edition of TDT! We’ve got a really special band for you guys today, but first let’s take a look at some news:

-On a very depressing note, Beyond Creation have parted ways with bassist Dominic ‘’Forest’’ Lapointe. Info on that can be found on their Facebook. I really hope they can find a way to continue the band, but at the same time, finding someone else capable of having sex with a fretless like he did is going to be a challenge. The band has since posted an update saying Beyond Creation will continue and that this is only the beginning of a very long career for them.

-On a much happier note, Cattle Decapitation posted on their Facebook that they have finished recording vocals! You can shit yourself with excitement here.

A Loathing Requiem posted a teaser for the their upcoming album. You can check that out here.

Gorod have released a guitar playthrough  for the song “5000 at the Funeral”. Check that out here.

Abiotic have released their first single from their upcoming new album Casuistry titled “Cast Into the Depths”, and it features guest vocals from John Gallagher of Dying Fetus. I have always really liked this band’s instruments, but the vocals had a tendency to turn me off. Now they have a new vocalist and I’m digging this song quite a bit. You can check out the song here.

That should be it for news unless I’m a liar and totally missed something. Let me know in the comments.

Today we’re talking about a band out of Longueuil, Québec called First Fragment. I’ve lost track of the amount of tech death bands that are from Canada. I always find it funny that one of the nicest countries produces some of the most brutal face metlting music. Anyway, the band dropped their debut Ep titled The Afterthought Ecstasy back in 2010. Unique Leader Records picked up the band last year and will be issuing their debut sometime this year. On first listen, this band reminds me a lot of Sophicide. The drums have the fury of an out of control freight train and are unbelievably fast at times. The riffing is just incredible. I really like the varied intros this band adds too. Things like a piano or soft guitar playing or even just a scream fading in really enhance the track, and it just sounds that much more awesome when it inevitably explodes your face. First Fragment is mind meltingly technical without letting themselves get lost in simply being technical. Each of their songs has a clear song structure that is different from the song before it. If you ask me, this band is on another level than most other bands that are at this stage in their career.  Mark my words, their new album is going to make top ten lists. If you like them, don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and give them a few bucks on Bandcamp.

Lastly, just a quick announcement. TDT has its own email now so anything you would like to submit can be sent to toiletovhelltdt@gmail.com.

That’s it for today. Have a great rest of the week and until next time,

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  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    Good stuff as always JB.

    Somewhat relevent to TDT, as I know a lot of cats around here are jamming this.

    Good review of Sarpanitum’s new album at No Clean Singing.

    (sorry editors)

    http://www.nocleansinging.com/2015/02/18/sarpanitum-blessed-be-my-brothers/#more-86598

    • VVayne Brady

      NCS gets a pass from me. They are our brothers in blog. Plus, Islander and I have very similar tastes.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        Islander is allegedly one of the nicest dudes in the blog game, so says Christian “Terrence Fletcher” Molenaar. Definitely has good taste in music (but then, I say the same thing about myself, so, take that with a grain of salt).

    • yea i got into trouble for posting a few other blog links. i’ve since stopped!
      or are you apologizing because somebody beat us to the review??

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        Really? Trouble?

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        No, no, I apologized for steering readers & commenters to an outside blog (kind of a joke)

    • NCS is the best non toilet blog. Sarpanitum rips too!

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        I love Steel For Brains but I don’t get to read it as much as I would like to. Dude is a G.

  • TDT has its own email? If I email you power metal, will you email me back pictures of corgis?

  • Scrimm

    This band is good, but music is just not working for me today 🙁

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      I have days like that hombre.

      • Scrimm

        I am just devastated by the news I posted earlier. Can’t think of anything else.

        • VVayne Brady

          About Bruce?

          • Scrimm

            Yes.

          • VVayne Brady

            Man, it’s a bummer, but I’m sure he’ll pull through.

          • Scrimm

            I hope so. After my dad and grandfather it’s hard not to fear the worst. That guy is the reason I am who I am today. trying to stay positive

          • VVayne Brady

            The news said they expect him to recover by May. I guess we can just hope for the best!

          • Scrimm

            Yeah but I also know how they can paint things in a positive light for the public too. I am hoping for the best.

          • VVayne Brady

            I will jam some Maiden today in solidarity. Which album should I choose?

          • Scrimm

            Hard to go wrong but my favorites are Powerslave, cause it was my first, and Seventh Son.

          • VVayne Brady

            Good suggestion. Left to my own devices, I probably would have just chosen Number of the Beast or Piece of Mind.

          • Scrimm

            I wouldn’t fault you for it. Though I prefer those other albums a whole Revelations from POM is my all time favorite song.

          • Dagon

            I’m doing the same. Thankfully he can get the best of healthcare, let’s all hope he pulls through.

          • KJM

            He’ll pull through. It was caught early enough.

          • Scrimm

            I’m sure

        • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))

          That news was on par with the day I heard Christina Applegate had breast cancer. His tongue and her boobs are/were international treasures.

          http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/2010/07/28/kelly.jpg

    • CT-12

      Listen to some comedy homeboy. Was listening to this with my bud yesterday on the way home from Voivod and Napalm Death, fucking hilarious stuff and kept us surprisingly engaged and awake for the few hour ride home. Also, I’m just as concerned as you about Bruce, but all news that has came out seems to be positive, so keep your head up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpXf1-HZqmA&list=PL0ymtC12FIopn8hH4DP6pV29duy8CG-Cd

  • Edward/Breegrodamus

    As for the Canada nice people brutal music thing, I have a theory. A lot of dudes that make very brutal / violent / harrowing music exorcise their demons in that fashion, so in real life they are down to earth and personable. Of course, a lot of them are not down to earth and personable they are still sketchy borderline psychopaths, so…

    • Guacamole Jim

      It seems to go one way or the other, but generally I’ve found that people who make extreme music are usually quiet but personable people. However, get them into a conversation about something they feel strongly on (ie. religion) and you can get into weird, angry territory pretty fast.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        The topic of religion tends to do that to people who don’t happen to be metal musicians, lol.

  • new(ish) Monolith Deathcult song:
    (special thanks to @disqus_kqxyUNPxty:disqus for turning me onto this wonderful band!)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CalIVoJp9k8

    • Pretty cool, but if you just looped the first five seconds for an hour or so I would really love it. I have terrible taste.

    • VVayne Brady

      I was jamming this tune yesterday. This album is actually a reimagining of some of their earlier material.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Holy shit, that is some blasting

    On a related note, tech/death really loves their blue album art. http://tinyurl.com/lslnsja

    • CyberneticOrganism

      like:

      • MoshOff

        Blue is keeping Par Olofsson in business.

    • Blue and purple it’s the safe way to go for a spacey weird abstract appearance 😛

      • CyberneticOrganism

        #bluemetal

  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    It’s my favorite day of the week! It’s TDT!

  • VVayne Brady

    I remember Abiotic’s last release getting really, really hyped, but when I heard it I was disappointed. It just sounded like every other deathcore band.

  • KJM
    • Guacamole Jim

      #tacogate2k15

      • TBell Thursdays need to be a new tradition. God damn those Crunch Wrap Supremes are to die for

        GL

        • They sure are! Head there in the morning and get one with a cup of coffee if you want a real quick cleansing…

          • The bean burritos are the cats ass too. I have long since stopped feeling bad about eating a tube of bean mush wrapped in bread.

            GL

        • They are tasty. I maintain a healthy diet but I need to make a run for the border once every two weeks.

    • Y’all motherfuckers testing my banhammer.

    • That fast food chain is one of those bad things you have to try when you’re a foreigner in the US. Even if you have to spent the entire sunday in the toilet pooping your inside.

      If I ever go to the US, I will eat in one! #GuiltyPleasure #JustBadForeignerHabits

      • VVayne Brady

        Man, using a gif of him is like adding salt to Joe’s gaping wound.

        • #ReleaseJackBauerOfTheBanVoid2015

        • Fine I will head to the interrogation room for a bit.

        • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

          I am so confused right now, but why?

          • VVayne Brady

            JB used to spam the boards with gifs of this guy.

        • Further Down the Metal Hole

          There can never be a too small amount of David Tennant.

          I don’t get the fast food thing though, what’s that about? Please enlighten me, oh great president. (I skipped the “former” because we all know who’s still in charge)

          • Further Down the Metal Hole

            I sorta got my answer from the comments further below, so carry on denying dem peeps their exquisite food.

          • VVayne Brady

            Glad you have been answered.

      • Dude…that’s taking it too far. That was uncalled for.

  • Stockhausen

    This is some pretty solid stuff. It does blast, quite, mmm, yes.

    • Hubert, Goat ov ……Satan

      Quite blasty indeed good sir.

  • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

    I FIGURED OUT WHY I CAH POST ABOUT TACO BELL.

    • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

      It’s the dot(.) In the end.

      • KJM

        Shhhhhh!! ^_^

      • Hmm that’s not how I did it

        • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

          Okay. It seeme so to me.

          • NOPE

          • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

            Re’fresh. I saw what you did.

      • Wrong

      • Piisamirotta Tapir

        GL did it first!

  • VVayne Brady

    @nordlingritesovkarhu:disqus, @webb71:disqus, @disqus_9CmX83EGqz:disqus, @KJMKerrAvon666:disqus, @James_Jimmy_McNulty:disqus, you guys just gave Joe a severe case of hemorrhoids. I hope you’re proud of yourselves.

  • Tyree
  • KJM

    Ooh, I just noticed the disclaimer in my browser header “This is a SJW Blog now”.

    • I didn’t know what that meant. Any insight?

      GL

      • Social Justice Warrior

      • KJM

        The joke comes from butthurt in the Kanye/Steel Panther thread.

    • THAT’S AWESOME!! thanks for the heads up

  • What’s the food of this canadian people that make such awesome tech music?! :O

  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    I’ve created a monster.

  • EsusMoose

    I have no idea what’s going on

    • KJM started it

      • Yer mom started it.

        -Mr. Bojangles

      • KJM

        When all else fails, blame the old man.

        • more beer

          The one good thing about being the old man. Is you can blame it on the meds or some debilitating issue with the brain. Either way that gets you a pass on a lot of shit.

    • It amazes me that we can have 200 comments in an hour. It makes it quite difficult/pointless to join in a conversation that is 2 hours old.

      GL

      • EsusMoose

        Well there’s that filter. #joehatestraditionalnexicanfood

      • EsusMoose

        I usually don’t try but today I’m too bored to not not try.

      • Lacertilian

        Try getting involved from +11 UTC GL.
        I’m forced to join in with old comments from the future.
        FlvshParadox

        • I couldn’t imagine!

          GL

          • Lacertilian

            Although, on the weekends I can go online during the day so if I log on before 9am I’m only 4 hours behind the comments whilst being in the future.

    • Piisamirotta Tapir

      Evil is afoot.

      • Guacamole Jim
        • Piisamirotta Tapir

        • VVayne Brady

          Did you ever watch the live series?

          • Guacamole Jim

            I absolutely LOVE the live series. I wish it had gone on longer, I feel it was just getting going by the time it was cancelled.

          • VVayne Brady

            Agreed. I have the dvd. It slays me.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Batmanuel is a brilliant character.

          • VVayne Brady

            He threw a dump truck at Apocalypse Cow. A dump truck!

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke
          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            Aaaaaaaaaaaagh, that was AWFUL! Love the cartoon, but the live version was horrid, and they’re bringing it back.

            http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/clint_ew.gif

          • VVayne Brady

            Well, you’re wrong. It was just as absurd and witty as the cartoon. the problem was that they had a very low budget, so they couldn’t actually film any action scenes.

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            The show got picked up by Amazon, but haven’t heard anything since September about how the new stuff’s coming along. From what the creator’s said, The Tick will be ‘edgier’ this time around, which I don’t know if that’ll quite work out or not.

          • VVayne Brady

            Yah, I don’t know how to feel about that. The whimsical nature of the humor was what made it so great.

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            Exactly. It was meant partly as a comedy, not something ‘edgy’. Lol, it’d be oddly entertaining watching The Tick and Arthur go Watchmen on a few villains.

          • VVayne Brady

            It’s actually kind of an interesting thought that the Tick and Watchmen are both meta-comedies on super hero culture.

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            I dunno if I’d call the Watchmen a comedy. Overall it was pretty fucking dark and brutal, especially Rorschach.

    • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

      Me neither. At times, the less sense you try to make of things, the better.

  • KJM

    I just want to go on record as saying I’m kinda sorta sorry and I’ll probably never do it again.

  • It didnt even occur to me that Joe is probably getting email notifications with the fury of a thousand lolbuttzes. Sorry.

  • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

    Ya’ll motherfuckers are out of your minds.

    Is THIS what you consider quality Mexican food. Well, IS IT?

  • God ov All

    I’m gone for two days and what the hell happened? What’s with the #### Bell stuff??

    • Did you see that Asylum is gonna have new stuff this year?

      • God ov All

        Yeah??? Shit I’m gonna need to put that on preorder when it’s available. Sporting my asylum shirt right now.

        • Yea they posted about it on FB with a teaser video. Though the video didn’t have any music.

          • God ov All

            Cool stuff. Also, this is the first TDT where I knew of the band before it was posted here! Poser level -10

    • Guacamole Jim

      This is what happens when God takes time off. Chaos, Anarchy, T4co Bell.

      • God ov All

        Seriously, I need some back story plox on #tacogate

        • Guacamole Jim

          It started when Randall Thor discovered he was able to post the words “T4c0 B3ll” (but the real words) and get past the spam filter. Then all hell broke loose, and here we are.

          • God ov All

            But who kicked it off? Why was Mexican food liberty bell in the spam filter to start with?

          • Guacamole Jim

            That comes from eons past, where Janitor Jim Duggan and the Commenter Formerly Known As Metaphysical Anus used to go on rampant circle jerks about it in the comments, until Joe lay down the law.

          • God ov All

            Aaaah I remember that. Alright I’m all caught up now.

          • Tapir McPhallus

            What? I didn’t talk about that thing that much. It was the band that shall not be named that I jerked with him about.

          • Guacamole Jim
          • “We we sit, all broken hearted, we all ate TBell, then we farted”

            GL

        • The “Restaurant” That Shall Not Be Named apparently leaks through the spam filter if you add punctuation to it. The gate to hell has opened via this passage. All are doomed.

    • heeeey!

  • ..

  • Dagon

    Losing that bassist is definitely a bummer 🙁

  • God ov All

    Del taco, Cafe Rio, taco time.

  • Confession: I haven’t even listened to the music for this post yet. To much other random commenting going on…

    Sorry JB! I am on it now!

    GL

  • pïgchop™

    Apologies if this has already been mentioned elsewhere in the toilet.

    I understand people getting weirded out about ‘stage invaders’, but this is just all fucking wrong. Woman calmly dancing onstage – What an asshole this guy is!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ocg4GgVoUQ

    I didn’t want to puinch her
    but I was high.
    Was gonna turn around and walk away
    but I was high.
    Now I’m stuck in jail and I know why

    Beause I got high, because I got high, because I got hiigh.

    • he should have been punched too >_>)

    • VVayne Brady

      I sent this to Joe yesterday. He was way out of line. Thankfully, he got arrested.

    • FeelTheTacoBell

      He should of got high

    • Guacamole Jim

      Holy hell that was brutal. Does he not have security to stop her from coming on stage (if he’s so touchy about such things happening)??

    • I don’t get why he did that. She wasn’t causing any trouble. Also I would have jacked him in the face if I was her BF.

    • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

      I saw this yesterday. Fucker should’ve been decked that hard by some big dude to see how it feels.

    • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

      Wow, this is the first time I’ve heard his name since high school. I’m very sure I haven’t missed out on anything, and hopefully he’ll be singing this new hit out in the prison yard:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inyIe1KQYdk

  • Dan Wolfson

    Really digging A Loathing Requiem

  • Celtic Frosty

    I want to like that Abiotic track, but the drums (particularly the kick) sound like ass.

    First Fragment, however….just….thank you.

  • Lacertilian

    Fuck yeah, 5000 At The Funeral was my favourite track from The Perfect Absolution. That long clean intro!

    • one of my favorite intros

      • Lacertilian

        I can’t wait to see the artwork, the last one had an interesting colour scheme and tied in very well with the album’s concept. I bought the wraparound cardboard sort of one (I don’t know what that’s called), not the jewel case one..is it digipak, I dunno, I’m a n00b.