Tech Death Thursday: Luna’s Call

Today we get spoopy with Luna’s Call. It’s Tech Death Thursday!

First, some not-so-spoopy news:

  • Hong Kong-based Karmacipher have a new single out. No word yet on a full album, but your ever-faithful tech scout will keep an ear to the ground.
  • Deceptionist, subject of one of the very first Tech Death Thursdays, have an album on the way. Give this tantalizing teaser a listen and look for Initializing Irreversible Process on June 17th.
  • *sigh* Indonesian tech death, ladies and gentleman.
  • On a less stupid note, Abnormality have a new song streaming over at NCS. If you can stop banging your head for long enough to read the screen, they’ve also got dates for their upcoming tour with SoulflySuffocationBattlecross, and Lody Kong.
  • I’m convinced that there’s a factory somewhere in Germany that produces killer tech bands, because another new one just popped up with a crushing demo. Check out Peripheral Cortex and let them feel the love of the Toilet.
  • “Verb the Noun” band names are getting progressively dumber, but in Sanctify the Serpent’s case, the music more than holds up. Give their debut EP a listen right here.

Progressive death metal is an incredibly diverse genre. It’s very easy to grab a handful of bands and have none of them sound alike. Experimentation is the name of the game, with each artist striving to achieve a sound that has never been heard before. Luna’s Call are such a band, and for better or worse, they have succeeded in their endeavor to be unique.

Now, there’s one major complaint I have with Divinity that I want to get out of the way right off the bat. It was one of the first things to strike me and continued to bother me for the first half of the album or so. The transitions on some of these songs, particularly on the first three, come suddenly and without warning. While there are plenty of bands out there that can pull this off effortlessly, in some cases on Divinity, it comes off feeling like more of a riff salad. It’s not that the riffs don’t make sense next to each other from a technical standpoint(i.e. sixteenth notes at 150 BPM are the same speed as eighth note triplets at about 190 BPM), but they change feeling without a sense of flow. It’s the same reason I don’t care for Death; it’s a stylistic choice that I get, and I know some people like it, but it’s just too incoherent for me to get into it.

Of course, if I didn’t like this record, I wouldn’t be featuring it in the first place. The riffs on those first few songs kept me interested despite their jarring passage. Luna’s Call have a very interesting sound to which I can’t draw a decent comparison. There are parts that sound kind of like Opeth, but only distantly related through a similar sense of foreboding. There are parts that sound like early melodeath, but not quite like any band that was active at the time. For the most part, the band is their own animal entirely, utilizing plenty of melodic hooks, classical acoustic passages, Ryan Knight-esque solos, and even a jazz flute to create a sound that is uniquely them. It’s all topped off with a pervasive strange atmosphere and some absolutely stunning clean vocals.

Divinity is an album that rewards the patient listener. In spite of my initial hesitation to continue, it ended up hooking me me in and dragging me under. After multiple listens, I find myself forgetting more and more of my complaints and simply enjoying the music. It’s a truly unique album that should not be missed.

Divinity is out now and available for purchase here. Luna’s Call can be found on Facebook; be sure to swing by and yell some toilet-related nonsense at them. That’s all for this week, and until next time,

Stay Tech

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  • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

    Don’t like Death? Why don’t you…
    https://youtu.be/gg2SiFqQw8Q

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Disliking Death? That’s pure blasphemy (and not the good type of blasphemy)!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_cn9TVSi2o

      • in order to get over all these feels, we’ll require a Flattening of Emotions.

        okay i give up. TL;DR Death rules! m/

        • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

          All these bad jokes will require Spiritual Healing

          • i’m surprised JJD hasn’t chimed in yet with his Story to Tell (keeping it alive, the bastard that i am)

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Jimmy plz!

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            Maybe he’ll show his Secret Face to us.

          • Or his Twilight of the Thunder God.
            Wait.

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            GL!

            Have you listened to Jomsviking yet?

          • oooOOOhhh yeah. Did it come out last Friday? I have been super fluckin busy… so not yet.

            Update: I just bought it. Will listen now!

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            BACK ON NORTHERN SHORES ROCKS!!!!!!

          • I need to check that album. Hope you can catch us up with your impressions 😉

          • I will surely make my opinions/impressions known!

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            Its cool, let me know what you think

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Well JJD really is a Scavenger of Human Sorrow.

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            He has such a Defensive Personality.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            He is a real Spirit Crusher.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            GORAK LACK COMPREHENSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • He is the Twilight of the Thunder God ya know.

            /toomuchnottoomuch

          • Salvador Dalí Lama

            Then more spiritual crushing.

            song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOXLc3rmK10

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            RIP, Marvin Gaye!

      • Death is cool when you first get into death metal I guess

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          Power Metal is cool when you are under 18 years old.

          • Shit talking on a Thursday>>>>>>>>>>>

          • Growing up <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            No, you’re thinking of metalcore and deathcore.

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          Death is ALWAYS cool.

          • If you like random riffs piled together and called a song, sure!

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I do like that actually.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Before Death went PROGH, there weren’t such jarred transitions either.

        • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

          Don’t let Dave hear you say that

          • DEATH IS JUST OKAY

          • R u speaking about the void, brother?

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            Can you respect their place in metal history?

          • Totally, it’s just fun to rile people up

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            I can live with that! You won’t get me riled up over too much though.

      • Dude, I truly love ITP. My favorite Death album.

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          I love all of their albums. But for me everything from Human to The Sound of Perseverance was part of an impeccable streak.

          • To be honest, TSoP is the one that it didn’t grow with me. I like Spirit Crusher, Voice of the Soul and Story to Tell, but the overall vibe and song structures of the record is very scattered. Also, the sound is too much bright, is like seeing to the sun, is very “hot” but in not a terrific way, I don’t know how to explain it. The sound is weird, I don’t think it match with the lyrics and the lyrics sometimes doesn’t match at all with some themes of the music. I don’t know how to explain it anymore.

            I think that Symbolic was much more focused than TSoP.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Personally I love TSoP because I feel it’s a very unique album. Haven’t heard anything like it. It feels very “scattered” but that’s part of its charm. I kinda like albums where a band throws all of its ideas into a blender. Maybe that’s why I like Machine Head’s The Blackening as well…

          • I can understand your opinion! It’s still an influential record, anyways.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            If you didn’t like TSOP, you probably wouldn’t like Control Denied then. Chuck was definitely getting into a prog-power mode before he died. I’d imagine that Pharaoh (which has CD’s singer) is what his music would sound like if he was still around, judging by his last CDs.

          • Yeah. Some songs from TSOP were originally made with Control Denied in mind.

    • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

      Haha! Just kidding Spear. Good write up man! The jazz flute has me intrigued.
      I was gonna get you that bobblehead for Christmas. Now i have to figure something else out.

      • Spear

        Ha! My thing with Death is that, yeah, while the riffs are usually really good, it jumps around too to keep me interested. That’s the only explanation I can offer.

    • ME GORAK B.C.™

      BEAT GORAK 2 IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • This is one of like 5 Death songs i love

      • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

        It’s the first one i ever heard.

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    I’m rather enjoying this Calls of Luna so far. Thanks Sir Spear.

    • Spear

      I had a very hard time not calling them Cult of Luna through this whole thing.

  • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

    Upin initial listen, I get the “riff salad” you allude to, very rough transitions indeed. There is alot going on in the track. Not exactly for me, but i appreciate the musicianship.

    • Spear

      The second half of the album is much, much stronger.

      • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

        If I find the time, I’ll try and give it a listen.

        • Spear

          At the very least, listen to “Rose Hill.”

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            Noted!

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            WOW! That is a completely different mood than Divinity, i really enjoyed that track. Thank you Spear.

      • i just got there, and i agree shining Spear!

  • This is a thoughtful review that seeks for an objetive view and I only can say that I enjoyed the critique. Sadly, I can’t check out the songs because Youtube isn’t working for me today either.

    • Eliza

      Why doesn’t it work?

      • Work blocked Youtube and all social media and downloads. But it was a progressive fucking up, last three weeks the network was worse than ever and the videos suddenly didn’t loaded good.

        • Venezuela internet<<<<<<<<<<<<<

          • Yeah, man. It is very frustrating. With the electricty problems these weeks it is becoming worse. And we still have the worse connection in all the subcontinent too.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_in_Venezuela

          • Spear

            Apparently there’s a 6.5KM fiber optic ring that’s being put in place, which -should- help things, but I don’t know who’s going to have access to it or cost or anything like that. Hopefully it’ll get better.

          • I suppose poor people like me will not. But you’re right, hopefully it’ll get better.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            CAVE UNDER STARBUCKS INTERNET>>>>>>>>>

        • Eliza

          That’s awful. And I get pissed off when a video isn’t available in my region.

          • Yeah, I felt that too. But, now I’m with my arms crossed with no new releases in March and this month :/

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            brace yourself, Arktis. is coming

          • Yeah, and I will probably not going to hear it anyways.

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            🙁

          • you’ll get to hear it Lonk. even if i have to play it over Google Hangouts real-time for you

          • I can’t Google Hangouts either, jajajajajaja!! 🙁 🙁 🙁

          • Sounds like you need to GTFO of that place.
            :/

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            easier said than done

          • The goverment reestructured the dollar official exchange rate and all the prices went insanely up again. So, I can’t afford plane tickets and I don’t have credit card or that…

            I mean, I’m truly caged in this country right now.

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            fuck

          • That’s my mantra since two years ago!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            You can always jump a train ‘Sin Nombre’ style.

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            And move to Texas.

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            pffff he might as well move somewhere else in Venezuela

          • ¡Jajajajajaja!

          • *CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP*
            DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS

          • Eliza

            I hope the situation will improve. I have a great Internet connection, so I can’t say anything.

          • Thanks for the kind words, Eliza.

            Enjoy everything you have and you can. Even electricty, water, internetz and the joy of seeing the seasons change, the mountains and the nature.

          • Eliza

            You make me want to swallow all the mean words I ever said about my country.

          • Every place have a good and bad things. Just enjoy the good and try to transform the bad at your own pace.

          • Eliza

            Wise words! 🙂

          • Thanks!!

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Am I the only one who thinks of Edge of Sanity while listening to this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St6lJaiHYIc

    • Man, that album is special!

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Before I actually listened to the album a few years ago, I thought it would be a rip-off of Opeth. While there are similarities, it sounds quite different to Opeth in my opinion.

    • Scrimm

      I think of Edge of Sanity daily, regardless of what I listen too.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        I can’t blame you.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Classic!

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        You are redeeming yourself. Now take back the nasty things you said about COC, Crowbar and FF’s Demanufacture last week, apologize for raping my ears with Oomph! and Moonspell…and all will be forgiven and forgotten.

        • Eliza

          Wait, he bashed COC?

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            you can forgive him, he lives in Virginia

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            “bashing” is too kind a description for the way he took an elephant-sized dump on COC.

          • Did you forget about Voivod and Darkthrone?

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            waaaaaait, he dumped on Darkthrone? For shame, KJU. For shame.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            And I also said (Infant)Metal is better than Pantera, which I stand by.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Wait, what? That’s where I draw the line. InfantMetal is just plain awful. I can’t even say their real name without feeling guilty.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I can’t think of Pantera without thinking of crusty, ketchup soaked wifebeaters and stale Bud Lite.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Better than hairy 40-year something pederasts.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Kerry King, the singer/guitarist for Kreator, Marty Friedman, and Metallica (all of whom are fans) are pederasts? News to me!

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Maybe…maybe not… Who knows?

            Does (infant)metal even exist?
            Is there a parallel universum where Oomph! and Moonspell DON’T suck?

            The unexplained mysteries of life…

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            It exists in this realm of reality, the same one where Die Krupps rules industrial-metal with an iron fist!

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Then I guess I will stay in this parallel universum where the first Slipknot album is better than every Die Krupps album…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq-zaD1poAE

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            GAHHHHH!!!!!!

            What’s Corey Taylor’s opinion on all of this? :-p

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Corey Taylor’s opinion is so 2012. I’m more anxious to hear Randy Blythe’s opinion.

            (P.S. : Slipknot’s first album rules!!!)

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Randy Blythe’s opinion will involve how he’s terrified about bombings in Pakistan because it’s so close to his home in Richmond, Virginia. Or how he’s terrified of Irish teenagers beating him up again. And plugging his shitty photography.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Hahahaha! To be honest, Dublin teenagers can be some nasty fuckers.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Yep, gotta love my drunken, thick headed, bar fighting Irish brethren!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m not a giant Pantera fan. I still appreciate their music though.

          • Hey now, stale Bud Lite is better than no Bud Lite.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I hate light beer. I drank a Coors Light once. I did not finish it because it was so disgusting. That may have been because it was a year old. That turned me off from drinking.

          • Dude, April 21st is coming up! You are almost there!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            It’s 22 days away! I’m not going to drink until I go to Universal though. They have quite a few good restaurants there and I have concierge access for free food and drink. I also have to update my ID so it will say over 21 instead of under 21

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            No need to unless your ID is expired.

          • Usually they expire every 5 years. Get it at 16, 21, 26…. It will be epxired.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I had to renew mine a few months ago once I landed a job. That was a pain in the ass. $15, long ass wait in line, a clerk so stupid that she didn’t know that I was coming in for an ID instead of a driver’s license even though it said it on the application and I had to ask her twice why I was taking an eye exam for an ID, and having to wait a week for it.

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            i think its state by state. NC is every 8 yrs

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I got my permit when I was 18. It says under 21 on my permit.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Oh!

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            nope

          • Yeah, there’s a reason that band is included in the spam filter. Literally every time it’s mentioned it’s contentious and never relevant to any discussion.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Just like ELP’s in there, even when we were discussing the death of their keyboardist?

          • I removed ELP a long time ago but it was put in there initially because a couple of people would off-topic shitpost about them on every fucking article for a stretch of time.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Oh, that I didn’t know. It was still having me wait and hold when I was discussing the whole thing about Keith Emerson. Weird!

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            (GORAK ALSO NOT FAN OV EITHER)!!!!

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            SUCK IT MCNULTY

          • GORAK IS NOT MCNULTY. GORAK IS OWN PERSON. YES.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            (WHEN NOVELTY ACCOUNT GO ROGUE & HAVE UN SAME OPINION)!!!!!!

          • Scrimm

            BOOOOOOO

          • *HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS*

          • ** AGGRESIVE FART NOISES **

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            *THROWS FEDORA ON GROUND AND STOMPS ON IT WHILE FARTING*

          • Now u r just being silly.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            FEDORA GOOD OS!!!!!!

          • and this is where you and i become the same person again

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            CANT WAIT 4 NEW UBUNTU SOON!!!!!!

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            smh

          • DETECTIVES AND CAVEMEN KNOW A GOOD OS WHEN THEY SEE ONE!!!!

          • You forgot to change accounts, curly haired detective!

          • Alright. Here it is. Definitive proof that McNulty is Gorak. You’re the only two people on Earth that use Linux.

          • lol I use linux too bb

          • GL, Gorak, and McNulty are one and the same. Case closed.

          • THE PLOT THICKENS!!!!!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Awwwww.

          • We need Ed and Stan to get in on this. Since I met Stan, and Ed has met JJM, then we need pictures or corroborate each meeting. That is the only way, Joe. The only way.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Wouldn’t McNulty be the only user of Linux if he was also Gorak?

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            AHA!!!!!! U SAID “ONLY 2 PEOPLE”!!!!!!

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            yes. this is a whole other can ov worms. how many novelty accnts are mcnutty

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            GORAK SMASH WORMS!!!!

          • Eliza

            A Gif need to be made out of that.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            AGGRESSIVE FART NOISES>>>>>>>>>

          • FARTING AGGRESSIVELY IN OTHER PPLZ NOSES>>>>>>>>>>>

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CAVEMAN BOOOOOOOOOOOOO

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            GORAK DO DIG COC & CROWBAR & FF DEMANUFACTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Gorak is right a lot of times. Not always though (as in Darkthrone’s case).

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard
          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            DISQUALIFIED!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Amen Gorak. Did you see the Demanufacture tour? I’m seeing it on the 10th.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            ME ACTUALLY NOT SEEN FF SINCE OBSOLETE TOUR!!!! ME DID SEE DINO LESS FF 2004 WITH CHIMAIRA!!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Lucky. Was it better with or without Dino?

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            ME LIKED 99 SHOW MUCH MORE!!!! WAS OK WITHOUT DINO THOUGH!!!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I bet it will be good. Soilwork is also on the bill and there’s only two local openers.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            SOILWORK GOOD LIVE BAND!!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

          • Their latest was the tits!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I thought you were skipping that to see Metal Church.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I decided against doing that.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • Waynecro

            I might see Fear Factory/Soilwork on May 5. I haven’t decided whether those bands are worth all the effort, though. I’m old and tired, so it takes a really strong lineup to get me out of the house on a work night.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I am also not a Darkthrone fan. That’s because a lot of black metal isn’t my thing. I do like the DSBM stuff like Shining though because it sounds like my soul sometimes sounds.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            STILL NEED PICK UP ALBUM FROM BOTH SHININGS FROM LAST YEAR!!!!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I gave the last one a listen from the Swedish one. I’ve never listened to the Norwegian one. It was good. My favorite one is Halmstad followed by III.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            ME LIKE REDEFINING DARKNESS LOTS!!!!!!!

            NORWEGIAN ALSO ROCKS
            https://youtu.be/Lo6KOPhnji4?list=PLLtrICHGyxx8WA2g4ExMS0SZo5FoY65UG

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            My soul sounds like William Hung.

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            this sounds accurate

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I get why people shit on Voivod. They’re a frustrating band to get into.

            Crapping on Darkthrone though…not nice!

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            agreed, Voivod i can pass on. but Darkthrone?! getrekt

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I like Soulside Journey. After that, FLUUUUUUUUUUSH!!!!!!

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            Worst opinion ever aired on the toilet.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Second worst opinion. The worst opinion was aired just a few minutes ago where he claimed that Die Krupps ruled the world of industrial metal.

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            nah thats BAN

          • Eliza

            That’s blasphemy! Blasphemy I tell you!

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            COC ain’t good tho.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            But…but…they are.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I can’t agree with that.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            That’s ok. I respect your opinion.

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            i dont

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            And here I thought you guys had bonded over your common love for BAN.

          • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

            its a weird sexual tension we have

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Yep!!!! I can’t stand them.

          • Eliza

            :-/ Why?

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Just sounds very bland to me. I’ve felt that way for a long long time.

          • Eliza

            If that’s your opinion, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not that I’ll like them less.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Because they DON’T have a vocalist that wears black nail polish and DON’T integrate cheesy industrial and/or gothic keys into their already mediocre sound!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            COC has an already mediocre sound? Couldn’t agree more!

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          Nope! Blowbar, Fear Fappery and Cornhole Of Coprophagia are still awful, awful bands. Unlike Oomph! and Moonspell.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Why have you forsaken me? Fear Factory is awesome! Demanufacture is one of my favorite industrial albums and I’m seeing them perform it live with Soilwork! I also love CoC.

          • Are you going to see Soilwork? Fuck, that’s cool.

            And I mean, are they truly going to their area and are you truly going this time?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Of course I am. They’re coming here with Fear Factory. I already have my ticket.

          • Please, tell Dirk Verbeuren that he have a Half-Elf, Half-Venezuelan fan.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            If I meet him I will.

    • Eliza

      Loving this!

    • Owlswald

      God damn. One of the best albums ever. Must listen to this in its entirety now.

  • Guacamole Jim

    The drums, even though the bass drums are pretty thin, actually don’t sound snapped to the grid, which is really nice to hear. The clean vocals are really cool, and are probably my favourite part of what I’ve heard so far. You always manage to find some really cool music for this post, Spear!

    • It is impressive that Spearrow always finds something that we can jam in this genre! He’s a beast!

      • Spear

        You gents are too kind!

  • That Indonesian tech song really curryed me away! It was sure spicy.

    GL

    • Spear

      “Mental Retardation Force”
      You can bet I’m giving that some kind of review when it hits.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
        • ME GORAK B.C.™

          HEY LADY!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        That’s a band name? I’m not a fan of that name.

        • Spear

          That’s the album title, but still. Truly the lollest of buttz.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            It seems offensive to the disabled. I don’t like that at all.

    • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

      GL!

    • there’s a fantastic episode of Master of None that revolves around a network executive using the phrase “curry a favor” towards an Indian actor, it was pure gold i tells ya. wait, you didn’t ask. :/

  • Eliza

    I’m enjoying this a lot, I like this album’s sound. Great pick!

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    “It’s the same reason I don’t care for Death; it’s a stylistic choice that I get, and I know some people like it, but it’s just too incoherent for me to get into it.”

    WTF?!?!?!

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt6anpp4511qd8tfx.gif

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      This coming for you borders on absurd.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        It’s coming for me? *hides under the bed*

  • Eliza

    Also, the cover art is wonderful.

    • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

      thats what it looks like when i eat

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    Took me about 30 seconds to give a big ol’ Scrimm style NOPE to those production values on that Luna’s Call.

    • Eliza

      The music itself is really good if you can get beyond that.

  • I get a Spawn of Possession vibe from Deceptionist.

  • Matia Groinx

    Cant rly comment on anything, even this Death mishap :P. I m still haunted by that Deviant Process debut, its friggin genre defining, it requires a whole Thursday!!

    • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

      Welcome to the Toilet!

      • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

        THE TOILET GROWS

        • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

          Ever onward, towards infinity

    • Welcome to this wild comment section!

    • Yea man Deviant Process is arguably the best debut tech death album I’ve ever heard.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Ahoy, and welcome!

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Luna’s Cult?

    • Ol Dirty Blastbeard

      my thots exactly bearbro

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    I see what you mean about the transitions, but this is still getting me harder than tech death often does.

  • Waynecro

    I’m totally picking up all the sweet tech-death jams you’re putting down, Spear. Thanks!