Tech-Death Thursday: Separatist

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Goodbye face, I hardly knew ye!

We’re starting off the new year of TDT posts with a bang! Before we get into today’s band, here’s some news for you:

George Kolias (Nile) is currently working on his solo album. You can check out an unmixed teaser for that here.

Vale of Pnath have released a few teaser clips on Facebook, this one is my favorite. Can’t wait to get pnasty!

Upheaval have released a few songs from their upcoming album Cathegrism. I really enjoyed their previous EP Incubate the Wasteland.  You can check the new songs out here and here. Side note, these guys seem to perfectly straddle the line between deathcore and tech death and it fucks with my head.

Bah, I don’t know how I missed this one until this week, but Cognizance have a new EP out. It is sexyyyyyyy and you should listen to it because I added extra “y”s to the end. Check it out here.

Micawber have released a lyric video for their new song “Hellbender.” You can check that out here. Their new album The Gods of Outer Hell drops January 17th.

Today, we’re talking about a filthy, brutal, heavy as fuck band called Separatist. Before I give you a track, know this: Separatist is one guy. One guy created this absolute monstrosity of an album. Check out “Closure”:

This song is off the album Closure, which dropped last year and is incredible. It’s got bits of black metal, tinges of deathcore, and out of this world technicality. Hell, it’s even got some melody thrown in there for good measure. I say thrown in, but I feel like that’s doing it an injustice. Every note feels like it belongs. Occasionally, haunting clean vocals show up unexpectedly but fit in perfectly. The drums are absolutely fantastic as well, something that is evident within the first few seconds. As a vocalist, Sam Dishington is extremely talented. He goes anywhere from high pitched black metal style wails to extremely low growls and occasional clean vocals, and he does it all in spectacular fashion. One of the the things I think really elevates this band as a whole is the production: it’s a really gritty/muddy style that you would perhaps expect to find in grindcore, but not necessarily in tech-death. However, it ends up working really well and adding something extra to this the band’s sound.

Now I know it’s the new year and all of your wallets are writhing in agony after the financial onslaught of the holidays, but I have some good news for you! All of Separatist’s music is name your price on their Bandcamp. So, if you can’t afford to pay full price, you don’t have to. However, if you have the money to spend you should fork over a few bucks, because there is no doubt in my mind Separatist is worthy of your hard earned cash. You can grab the albums from Bandcamp here, and don’t forget to follow them on Facebook! Here, have another song:

Assuming the new format works like I hope it will, next week will be written by one of you guys. Only time will tell. If I don’t get any takers by Tuesday of next week, I’ll just pull another band from my overflowing catalog of tech. To those of you that have sent me emails with bands to check out, it may take me a bit to feature them, because I like to listen to them multiple times first. This of course requires time, something which I do not have an abundance of currently. Regardless, thank you and keep them coming. You guys are awesome.

Until next time,

Stay Tech

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  • KJM
    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      I was always pretty partial to this classik Mystikal jam

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReskJN1fo6Q

      • A couple of years ago he put out a pretty radical James Brown type track. Not sure it got much attention.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uek2n6-y7w4

        • Edward #negrodMMXV

          Joe I’m gonna peep this James Brown jam after work as well. I knew dude went to prison awhile back (for rape?) but I haven’t followed him for some time. I used to jam a lot of No Limit Records, like this jam here

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol1MVMEfW84

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I have a Master P cassette somewhere called Ghetto D. I haven’t listened to it in a while.

          • well dust ‘er off! uh… nana-nana

          • Edward #negrodMMXV

            make make make make crack like this

            ghetto dope!

          • I don’t know the full story but I heard that Mystikal was involved in some kind of gang rape of his assistant. Real scum bag shit.
            My wig-neck cousin was really into No Limit stuff when we were kids so I listened to a lot of it.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PDBKR7Ib-U

          • Edward #negrodMMXV

            Joe is a wig-neck a wigger red neck?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHZ2dTFWbew

          • #sweg

          • Haha, that is exactly what it is. I’m from a really shitty little spot.

          • DDubya.

            Can verify. People from his hometown go to my college and join frats.

          • And those are the rich and successful kids. : /

          • DDubya.

            Tell me about 🙁

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            It’s that bad? What happens to the poor and unsuccessful kids?

          • DDubya.

            He’s just saying that a lot of these crappy guys end up with nice jobs because their dads own businesses and hook them up. They skate through life with minimal effort and continue to be crappy.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            That sucks.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I know this guy. He was in WCW with Master P. He was a terrible wrestler.

          • Tyree

            I kind of want to punch this guy in the face. No clue who he is, but I want to punch him right in the face.

          • Edward #negrodMMXV

            Charge it 2 da game, Tyree.

          • Tyree

            What?

          • Edward #negrodMMXV

            Charge it 2 da game.

          • Tyree

            Nope.

          • he’s a no limit soldja, uhh nana-nana

          • WOW throwback

        • James Brown >>>>
          Playing along to James Brown songs is how I learned bass

          • you said it
            RIP

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            RIP indeed. He truly was the hardest working man in show business.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I remember this guy. He was a character in the first Need For Speed Underground game.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    See ya friday, cunts.

  • MoshOff

    That George Kollias stuff kinda sounds like Nile mixed with Demigod-era Behemoth and Obscura. Not bad.

    • DDubya.

      I might also add that I enjoy Sanders’ Saurian Meditation stuff.

      • Lacertilian

        Great baked music.
        Saurian Exorcisms is awesome.

    • Simon PhoenixKing

      Kinda reminds me of this.

      https://youtu.be/8FrEV18F-f8

    • Lacertilian

      I’m sure @disqus_tQGvq7i64T:disqus will be all over this.

  • Edward #negrodMMXV

    It is sexyyyyyyy and you should listen to it because I added extra “y”s to the end.

    haha.

    A lot of these bands have fantastic names, Separatist’s cover art is br00tal and I’m gonnna check that shit out after work. Good shit JB.

  • lolz at the “Holy Shit I Am So Over Winter” tag.It is a balmy -8F where I am at.

    That “Closure” track is sick JB!

    GL

    • 16 degrees here, feels great

      • Edward #negrodMMXV

        Compared to the recent MN weather that would feel like a balmy spring day.

      • KJM

        A whole 8F right now. It’s scary when I can’t even tell if my bedroom heat is on or not.

    • -3 here lol

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        It’s 12 degrees where I am.

        • how do you keep your janitorial water buckets from freezing?!

          GL

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I don’t know. Maybe being indoors helps that.

          • Lacertilian

            With salty tears.

      • Thuacamole Jim

        It’s actually colder where you are than it is here right now (by three degrees)! However, last weekend here it was a balmy -32F before windchill. Also, snowstorm.

        • Edward #negrodMMXV

          Grvmamole Jim.

        • not quite the “sunny beaches of Canada” that i envisioned

          • Thuacamole Jim

            But it is always spring break.

    • It’s a nice -5F here in the bible belt.

    • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

      Can’t we use the scientific standard for temperature?

      • Edward #negrodMMXV

        NO WAY GOAT

        • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

          I HAVE A NAME HUMAN

          • Edward #negrodMMXV

            Sorry for my outburst, Hubert. Still homeys?

          • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

            Homeys forever Edward.

          • You never responded to my request to describe what a “riff” was/

            This is in response to you shitting all over my Dokken, Mr Scary solo “riff” that apparently wasn’t a “riff” by your standards.

            I am waiting patiently.

            GL

          • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

            Your submission was a 2-second bit of a solo. A riff is not a 2-second bit of a solo. According to Wikipedia, a riff is a “Riff, a short, repeated musical phrase”. Your submission was short, but was not repeated.

          • Fair enough!

            GL

          • Weaksauce! That means this song only has like, one riff.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eisWNtQ3QAg

          • I am glad you brought this up. I understand the concept of a “riff” but in songs that are spastic – how can one deny that the song is not made up of “riffs”. Know what I mean?

            GL

          • Lacertilian

            I tend to agree with @Beunhaas:disqus here.
            Even if that part you submitted was repeated, I would have thought it would be defined as a lick as it was a part of a solo.

          • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

            Good point. I need to spend some deep thoughts to this.

          • but.. but… this is mainstream music!

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            I think what separates a riff is that it is definitely not a solo.

          • yeah but it KICKED FUCKIN’ ASS!!!

      • K.

      • /start rant

        NO. The United States follows no one. Why do you think we have this stupid measurement system in the first place? Cuz we do what we want.

        /end rant

        GL

      • KJM

        That would be too easy.

    • DDubya.

      I missed you yesterday. Sorry for being grouchy.

      • Every warrior has a gash on his sword.

        • You should get tested at least once a year for that kinda stuff, warrior.

          • If you wipe the grime and filth off your blade after every battle, and apply oil to it between them, you may rest easy knowing that your steel is clean.

            That actually hurt to type.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            applying oil to blade and sheath now….

          • My sword of choice: Buck 119, 6″ blade. It is the tits!

            http://www.foxqualityknives.com/content/177358/productimages/BU119_COCOBOLO.jpg

            GL

          • DDubya.

            I have that knife or one very similar. Black handle.

          • Cuz Texas.

            Nice! I totally understand!

            GL

          • DDubya.

            I actually collect knives, swords, and other pointy implements. I like to try to buy a new sharp thing whenever I visit a new country.

          • I have an Amerian Cavalry sabre blade, with a more medeival hilt

          • Scrimm

            This was mine. I miss it very much.

        • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

          “gash on his sword” lol…

    • DeadButtDreaming

      The fuck is this? The Weather Channel?

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        It’s the Toilet Ov Weather silly!

      • How is SlagBag doing? Did he mend up ok?

        lol

        GL

        • DeadButtDreaming

          I should ask him to show me his scar.

          • “Hey man, mind showing me your ball sack? Ya know, where you burnt them on a molten ball of metal. NO HOMO, Bro”

            Solid.

            GL

          • DeadButtDreaming

            No homo, bro should be the new ToH motto.

      • in St. Louis we’ve got about 0.5″ of snow on the ground, which is now frozen due to the ~7 degree weather.

        NS

      • CT-12

        Yup!

    • Tyree

      Talking about weather is metal as fuck.

      • KJM

        Especially when it’s all grim and frostbitten outside.

  • BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wRTxBhqNuY

  • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

    That separatist cover is great. Better than most of those Slam and Brutal death cover that are just laughably extreme. This actually hurts a bit to look at.

  • Stockhausen

    That young woman really fell in with the wrong crowd. My mom always told me to hang out with good kids, otherwise I would have nails running through both hands in a way that makes them really close together, because the nails are really long and long enough to have some space in between my hands which is probably worse than them just being nailed together with them touching and then I would be on an album cover.

    Side note: I like this guy. I’ll want to give this whole album a spin.

    • DDubya.

      How long are those nails?

      • Stockhausen

        I think you know. That band falls into the wrong crowd category, and their music will get you right on one of these hard rock albums with nails through your hands.

    • your mom always told me the same thing

      • M Bojangles!

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          Yay, TDT is here! I love this day the most because technical music is awesome.

  • DeadButtDreaming

    Stay AIDS, uh, I mean Tech.

  • DeadButtDreaming

    For reeeelz tho, the guitar tone on that Seperatist track sounds both crunchy and hollow. Interested in how he got that sound. Drums sound pretty ass, however.

    I feel so alive, I think
    I just shit myself.

    • It’s cold out so that should freeze real quick.

    • Drums sound too perfect. Maybe they were programmed?

      GL

      • DeadButtDreaming

        Most likely. This is why I can’t stay AIDS/tech.

  • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

    This would be decent if it didn’t sound like it was produced by an illiterate CoD player with the patience of a 5-year old and an allergy for good sounding instruments.

    • DeadButtDreaming

      Damn.

    • Damn that’s harsh lol

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      Really, just sucks shit Hubert?

      Remember I’m at work otherwise of course I would just listen to the damn thing.

      • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

        I’m occasionally very critical on production. This just sounds very meh, especially the drums.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      That’s mean, I liked this song.

  • South Korea: come for the poo wine, stay for the poo/toilet museum! One day, a statue of us taking a poo or a TOH monuments could be there!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74V4BOF5IAg&list=TLsExS2erpuV0

  • Howard Dean
  • Stan Laurel

    That Cognizance EP is splendid. The “making of video” is pretty well done as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suyzGNDrn-A&spfreload=10

    • tasty! thanks for the recommendaysh

      • Stan Laurel

        You’re welcome. BTW, I didn’t have a clue what you were going on about the other day with your Burma Spores. I initially thought that you were planning a trip to said country, but after thinking about it a bit more, it’s obvious to me that it’s just your mind that will be making the trip! 🙂

        • oh it’ll be a trip indeed. are you really in Burma?

          • Stan Laurel

            Not anymore. Got back on Saturday. I did bring some uninvited guests back with me so I’ve been feeling shit all week. Literally.

  • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

    On an almost related note, this band just raised it’s points in my eye with this magnificient cover art featuring me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asIMdr-8IRE

  • Wrath of God
  • Wrath of God

    Also, I aint gonna tell you where, but the new The Crown, Ingested, and Battle Beast’s new albums leaked recently. If you are a poor immoral fuck like me then get searching.

  • sweetooth0

    The low vox remind me of Crypticus. Sweet stuff.

    • Tyree

      Love me some Crypticus.

    • *googles crypticus, shits self*

      • cosigned!!!!

        GL

      • sweetooth0

        ha ha, yeah, killer HP Lovecraft inspired Death Metal. I find the songs tend to blur into one long song but I don’t care when it sounds that bad ass.

  • Was digging through my CDs and dug this one up after about 8 years. Awwwwwww, the smoke up tracks of old!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot3djigd6rc&index=6&list=PLsjGYNfCyO2h9U7XlmLUdtqpEARY0aNHH

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    great music—band——a sound of escape—-from crucifixition-by a society of cowards and shiteaters—-
    heavy striking riffs–that come from a place of certainty—something missing from the fake tv “reality”——–punching dr phil’s agenda 21 racist philosophy/clinton murder school–right in their philosophical face

    music is stronger when it comes from a place of actual belief—voice of kings–

    harmony and music doesnt work —in an agenda 21 brainwashed mental state–

    beyond pre concieved ideas of “conflict”—–and stagnant art

  • NefariousDude

    diggin the gritty production and the weedlie deedlies are tasteful

  • NefariousDude

    and one dude? this guy has skills and a shitload of free time.

  • JWG

    Vive le Quebec libre!

    …Oh. Wrong kind of Separatist.

  • My face is on the floor.

  • Commander Shepard

    You’ve done well, I approve of this post.

  • Lacertilian

    Thanks for the reminder about this guy @webb71:disqus.
    Should please fans of Spawn Of Possession, which should be everyone.