Tech Death Thursday: Lost Soul


Prepare to have your face melted by one of the finest technical death metal bands out there!

It has been quite a chaotic year for me, and thus it has been an extremely hot minute since I wrote anything. Let’s see if I’ve still got it. First, here’s some news to enthuse:

Allegaeon whose name I will never pronounce correctly [It’s Uh-lee-jun, you dingus – W.], because reasons, debuted a new song called “Grey Matter Mechanics” live. It sounds a bit different from their older material, but in a positive way. Check it out.

Virulent Depravity, who feature Malcom Pugh of Inferi and A Loathing Requiem fame, have released a demo version of a song called “Flamethrower Baptism”. I just want to say that is a really cool song name. Anyway, it sounds really really good considering it’s a demo. Peep that here.

Aborted have a music video for their new song “Termination Redux” which is taken from an Ep of the same name due for release next year. It’s probably not safe for work, unless your boss is a cannibal or something. You should probably get a new job if that’s the case, just saying. Check that out here.

-Icelandic band Cult of Lilith released a new single called “Abaddon” from their upcoming debut EP Arkanum. Check it out. Iceland has been doing quite well for metal lately.

-Weirdly named Spasmophiliaque have released a weird music video for a weird song that is called “Second Spawn”; it’s weird. Take a gander here.

Blade of Horus have a new song available for streaming called “Descent Into the Cosmic Realm of Everlasting Madness”. It comes from their upcoming album Monumental Massacre that will be out January 29th. Check it out.

Lost Soul is a band that was featured in a guest submission way back in the early days of TOH. This year they released an absolute fucking monster of an album, so I figured they deserved their own full TDT. First things first, put this in your earholes:

Right off the bat, Lost Soul crushes the listener with a visceral eruption of riffs hotter than white phosphorous. These Polish riff masters continue the furious onslaught of riffs and batshit insane drumming for the entirety of the album until nothing is left but absolute devastation. In that regard, they absolutely nailed it with the album art. Lost Soul also write some blistering solos that will make even the finest air guitarist pause in awe. At times they sound like Behemoth, especially considering the vocals. However, they are far more technical than Behemoth ever has been and probably ever will be. Don’t get me wrong, I love Behemoth, but they can’t hold a candle to the destructive force that is Lost Soul. These guys are also exceptional songwriters and make sure that no two songs ever blend together. In a genre as chaotic as tech death, that is quite an impressive feat.

I don’t know why this band isn’t huge yet, but they damn well should be. Atlantis: The New Beginning is one of the best technical death metal albums ever made and, in my humble opinion, is easily the best tech death album of 2015. Their previous album Immerse in Infinity is no slouch either, so don’t forget to give that one a listen as well. If you don’t already have this band in your collection, you need to rectify that post haste. Buy this absolute masterpiece of an album here, and don’t forget to give them a like on Facebook. Until next time,

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  • welcome back, JB!

  • ┼yree

    Mgla and Aosoth on the same tour, goddamn!

    • ┼yree

      Deus Mortem sounds sick. Checking out their material now.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod


    • Hubert

      Holy Shit

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Fucking Europe bro.

      • ┼yree

        Yup, as usual.

    • Scrimm

      Gonna have to give Aosoth another spin. Didn’t initially grab me but maybe I wasn’t in th right mood for that kind of thing.

  • Spear

    The king has returned!

  • Dubs

    wtf is going on in that Spasmophiliaque video?

  • Dubs

    “Poland eh?” -Edward, regarding Icelandic bands.

    • lmao

    • Salvador Dalí Lama

      Did you hear about the Polish hockey team? They drowned during summer training.

  • ┼yree

    Has anyone seen Bone Tomahawk yet?

    • yup. great GREAT performances all around (after that and Fargo, i’ve come to love Patrick Wilson). it’s a slow-burner, with lots of dialogue, something that turned off a few viewers. AND super gory, uncharacteristically so for a western. there were a few scenes that made me turn my head

      • Waynecro

        I’m hanging out with an old buddy this weekend, and he wants to watch that movie. At least I have some gore to look forward to.

        • report back with your findings, soldier (i think you’ll like it)

          • Waynecro

            Will do. I haven’t actually watched an entire movie in ages.

          • hrm, let’s rethink this. if you’re only going to watch one film made within the “ages” timeframe, it should probably be Pacific Rim

          • Waynecro

            Well, I can put Pacific Rim in one of my queues or something. If I feel like I have the attention span to watch a full movie, I’ll give it a shot. I think the last movie I watched was It Follows.

    • sweetooth0

      Yep, highly recommend it. It’s a great western, and then hits you with hardcore cannibal horror that will pretty much send every other horror movie put out this year whimpering into the corner (looking at you Green Inferno).

      • ┼yree

        Good, glad to hear it from you. Will watch this weekend.

  • MoshOff

    I disagree about TD album of the year. The new Arkaik album is FIRE and no one seems to care.

    • It’s really good, but I wouldn’t say aoty year good. The second half of the album is relatively weak.

    • What about Irreversible Mechanism or Alkaloid?

      I want to give a try with Corpse Garden and Alustrium.

      • Waynecro

        Listen to “Alter Magnitudes” by Alkaloid. Holy shit. Also: ALUSTRIUM!!!

        • that song was a good. i’ll give the album another try because #waynecroapproved

          • Waynecro

            The whole album is pretty good, but that song. That song. Just, goddamn. I always blast that song when I’m finishing my lifting sessions (ab work). It never fails to get me through. The melody just gives me all the feels.

          • it was a great song, and i’m hearing a few others too. but overall it sounds too much like Obscura to me (a band whom everyone but Scrimm and i love)

          • Waynecro

            It does sound a bit like Obscura at times. I get that. Of course, I fucking love Obscura. Some of Alkaloid’s songs are a little slow and meandering for my liking, but “Alter Magnitudes” represents pretty much everything I love about tech death.

        • I need to listen that Alustrium album in full. So much melodies <3

          • Waynecro

            Yeah, dude. It’s definitely the kind of tech death that fans of melodeath will enjoy. By the way, thanks for promoting Under the Red Cloud by Amorphis. I never got into the band, but I kind of like some of the songs on this album. I’ll probably put it on my Zune and give it a fair shot.

          • You remind me that I need to participate on Tech Death Thursday with a certain techy melodeath band 😉

            Thanks, Necro. I hope you can find the twist on that one.

          • Waynecro

            Awesome, dude! Looking forward to it! Speaking of melodeath, I finally got Endless Nightmare by The Thousand Eyes. It’s fucking killer!

          • Pass me something, I think I haven’t listened that one.

          • Waynecro

            It wasn’t available digitally anywhere until recently, and I didn’t want to order a physical copy from Japan. It’s on now, thank goodness.


    • tertius_decimus

      I’d say this is nothing new against any Decrepit Birth release from the past.

    • Waynecro

      This album fucking slays! I’ve been blasting it in the gym a ton lately.


  • Hubert

    It’s good to have you back writing for TDT Archbauer


    Interrogation room!

  • Scrimm

    Would have probably enjoyed this more without the Behemoth comparison, I’m having trouble not hearing that now. Still pretty good though.

    • It bugged me at first, but honestly this shit is too good for it to have kept bothering me.

      • Scrimm

        Hopefully that is the case, but still enjoyed it. Might pick it up tomorrow if my store gets it in. Website says they are.

        • Niiice, It’s been my go to car cd for a while now.

  • tertius_decimus

    Lost Soul fucking slays!

  • Waynecro

    These are some seriously awesome jams, dude. Thanks! Aborted is a longtime favorite of mine, and Pugh can do no wrong.

  • Eliza

    Have you ever listened to the first few seconds of a song and you felt that you already love the band that made it? That about sums up my experience with Lost Soul.