Tech Death Thursday

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The first band I’m going to talk about today is a little band from Rome called Deceptionist.  I’ll be honest, the first thought I had when I heard their name was “oh great another djent band.”  To my pleasant surprise, they are much more than that: beyond talented and are dripping wet with potential.  The instrumentation is solid, but I think the vocals could use a little fine tuning. Regardless, these guys remind me of Spawn of Possession every single time I hear them.  Check out their EP, The Beginning:

If you dig it, you can name your price for it on their Bandcamp.  Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook.


 

Next up is Unhman, one of those bands that do their name justice. The vocals in this band are insane in the best possible way. The things he does with his voice are just… wow. Of course the instruments are incredibly spot on as well. They also feature ex-Cryptopsy guitarist Youri Raymond on vocals. Here’s a song from their self-titled album that should do a sufficient job of melting your face:

God damn! Those vocals right?  As one of the commenter’s said on that Youtube video: “How can you even enunciate “I’m walking but I’m going nowhere fast” while doing that gurgle thing??? It is AMAZING”.  You can check them out on their official website, Facebook, or Bandcamp.


 

Just to get this out of the way because I kind of like this band… just a bit… maybe: Archspire. It’s really hard for me to explain how much I love this band without foaming at the mouth like some rabid beast, so to put it simply: holy fuck those vocals, holy fuck those instruments, holy fuck Archspire. These guys released quite possibly the best tech-death album of the year. There’s currently a raging war going on in my head between this and Fallujah’s The Flesh Prevails.  Then again, Beyond Creation might have something to say about that. Anyway here is my current favorite song off of The Lucid Collective, which dropped earlier this year on Season of Mist:

Talk about an eargasm! I have heard talk that their drums sound odd and, while I agree, I think it fits their sound perfectly. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook.


 

 

UPDATE: Emeth, who haven’t released anything for 6 years, premiered a new track titled “Aethyr” over at No Clean Singing. In the words of NCS writer Islander, the song is a “full-on blast furnace of howling death metal insanity, shot through weapons grade drumming, merciless riffs and ravenous vocal roaring”.  If that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will. So, your homework for today is to head on over there and check that shit out, because it’s a doozy!

Stay Tech! [Editor note: Nothing that has been said here during the past week has offended me more than these two words just did. —MSD]

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  • Howard Dean

    I really dig the Unhuman track. It’s a good sound. Reminds me a little of Deeds of Flesh. Relatedly: DoF’s Portals of Canaan was last year’s most underrated album, and it deserved more attention.

    • W.

      It was a solid release. Byah!

    • Celestial Serpents FTW

      • Howard Dean

        Byaaaaahhhhh!

    • Metaphysical Anus
      • Howard Dean

        I have, and I almost shit myself (in a good way). When I woke up for work this morning, I checked facebook and saw this clip (posted by Debemur Morti) at the top of my feed. I clicked, listened, listened again, listened again, and got very giddy. I love the clean vocals! I can’t wait to hear BAN making majestic BM again!

      • Owlswald

        This has a serious old Borknagar vibe to it and that’s a good thing. When’s the album out?

        • Metaphysical Anus

          I wish I knew that.

    • Scrimm

      Deeds of Flush!

    • Tyree
      • Howard Dean

        Probably my favorite DoF album. Good shit. Byah!

        • Tyree

          This song = BYAAAAAAH!!!

    • Simon Phoenix

      That DoF album properly melted my face. Which is a lot better than it being frozen and then kicked off.

      • Howard Dean

        Wait a minute, this is the future. Where are all the phaser guns?

        • Simon Phoenix

          The other day some dude on the J train was arguing on the phone really loud in the seat next to mine. I really wanted to walk over to him, snatch the phone from his hand, and say “What seems to be your boogle?”

  • Randall Thor

    ARCHSPIRE!

    • Hey u didn’t add me on steam yet you primitive.

      • I HAVE STEAM TOO, JACK.

        • Negrodamus

          Ginge I haven’t even been playing The Last Of Us cause I can’t stop playing BF4.

          • Haha, I have so many ferkin games to play on PS4, and they’re all so good! The Last of Us, Diablo 3, BF4 and even more shit I haven’t beaten yet.

          • I have like 20 games from the steam sale that I have to beat.

          • The only game I have on Steam is CS:GO. Also, I only have a Mac right now so I can’t play half the shit on there.

          • Lol I splurged on a top of the line PC earlier this year and I’m in heaven.

          • I’m going to be building one at the end of this year, so prepare yr butthoel.

          • The Satan ov Hell

            Bloodborne, get hype!

          • That game might make me get a ps4.

          • Randall Thor

            Same here, Dark Souls is my favorite of all time

          • Scrimm

            Me too. I’m about ready to trade all my xbox stuff in. If they end up announcing Silent Hills as a ps4 exclusive that it.

          • Yea I saw that video of silent hill 4. Looks incredible. I was gonna get a ps4 for mgs but that was announced for pc.

          • Also, the newest BF4 map pack is fucking fantastic.

          • Negrodamus

            Do you have the BF4 Premium? I do not. I already shelled out the $50 to play online for the year lol

            EDIT: maybe I should look into it to see how much it is. I have enough money to splurge on the only game I am playing at the moment.

          • I have premium, I got it for BF3 as well. I’m obsessed with the Battlefield series, so I know ahead of time I’m going to want the map packs. But Dragon’s Teeth is definitely the best one so far. Second Assault is also pretty damn good.This map is fucking awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgZzGkS5SIM

          • Negrodamus

            Can you tell me off the top of you head (cause I’m at work and I already have many non work tabs open, lol) what the Premium runs? It’d be better than just buying map packs I think…

          • It’s $50 but it includes 4 map packs that are sold at $15 individually, and you also get tons of extra camos,knives and battlepacks and shit. You also get double experience weekend events, and early access to the map packs when they come out.

          • Negrodamus

            $50 annually?

        • ADD ME: Mr. Bauer

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Can I add you as well?

          • I don’t c why not lol

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Good. Plz don’t use lol. I beg of you.

          • Lol

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Swag yolo

      • Randall Thor

        Sorry, crew got kidnapped last night, going to beat up Collector’s this weekend

        • What class?

          • Randall Thor

            Soldier!

          • Nice, I’m currently mid adept playthrough. About to help tali take back the quarian homeworld in me3.

          • Randall Thor

            Yeah, after I finish my me2/me3 playthroughs, I’m going to take a break, catch up on some reading, then maybe play through them again as another class

          • Do adept man its incredible. Especially in me2 once u get to the first collector ship and get to pick an extra weapon. Adept+mattock assault rifle=unfuckingstoppable.

          • Randall Thor

            Dude, soldier + increased assualt rifle accuracy upgrade + maxed reflexes + Revenant assault rifle = total devastation

          • I honestly haven’t done a soldier playthrough since I tried vanguard and realized how badass the biotic stuff is lol.

          • Randall Thor

            I’m more in it for the story/decision making than I am for blowing stuff up, so soldier has always been just fine with me. I am interested in trying it out!

          • Definitely do it, nothing like suspending your enemy helpless in midair and headshoting them.

          • Randall Thor

            That’s what I bring Samara for!

          • Xan

            You have interested me yet again. Mass Effect is my favorite video game series.

  • W.

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    • Lol I’m gonna put that at the end of every tech death thursday just to piss off mr steeldragon.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        I have to say that I was wrong about Archspire. This is great as fuck!

          • Metaphysical Anus

            The feeling when you check your local record store for this and they don’t have it.

          • I still have yet to find a physical copy as well 🙁

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I found it! I can order it from a country wide record shop! I must do this!

          • Nice lol,

          • Xan

            I managed to find their first album in a local music store I found about a month ago. It was upside down in the bargain bin. Even though I already had it digitally, I couldn’t just leave it there all by it’s lonesome. It now sits comfortably on my shelf sandwiched in between an Autopsy and Immolation CD.

          • Simon Phoenix

            And this is why the elder gods invented Spotify. They have both albums on there.

            But if you want a physical copy, yeah, kind of a problem.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I have it ordered already.

  • Tyree

    I’m hearing a little bit of Suffocation going on in that Unhman song.

    • Negrodamus

      Suffocation >>>>

      • Tyree

        Correct sir.

        • Howard Dean

          Motherfuckin’ karate chop jazz hands! Mr. Mullen is a masterful frontman.

          • Tyree

            I’d love to have some beers with this guy. Frickin guy is hilarious.

  • I know I said it already but that Emeth track is nuts.

  • Metaphysical Anus

    Some pretty good death metal here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uURSZfjZaf4

  • That Unhuman track is actually really sick. There’s some mean shit in between the weedly-deedlies.

    • Stockhausen

      That’s why they call you Joe Techdeath’nkill.

  • The Satan ov Hell

    so when’s black metal monday?

    • Tyree

      This intrigues me.

      • There are a few of you guys I would suggest to write it. Could be fun to make it a revolving thing.

        • Howard Dean

          Definitely. I’m in to contribute if others are interested.

        • W.

          I’ll write a post about Deafheaven and rustle all the jimmies.

          • Stockhausen

            Ooh, I can feel it now.

          • W.

            There’s a rustling in the force.

          • Stockhausen

            Thousands of jimmies were rustled at once, and then were silenced.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            The triumvirate will stop this.

          • Stockhausen

            My Internet connection is the lamezorz and won’t load the picture, so I will laugh heartily anyway.

          • Tyree

            I hate Deafheaven even more now that you told me about Chelsea Wolfe being involved with one of them.

          • Stockhausen

            She’s actually joining on keytar/didgeridoo.

          • Tyree

            You are not helping here.

          • Stockhausen

            And mandolin, and will always wear a flowing white dress and a crown of woven wheat.

          • Simon Phoenix

            This nearly made me choke on my tea in laughter.

          • Stockhausen

            That was only a little bit intention intentional on my part.

          • W.

            That was just wild speculation on my part, but good. Let the rustling flow through you.

          • Mine are rustling already…

          • KJM

            That’s Rustlemania quality stuff, right there.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I liked Sunbather.

          • W.

            Shhh, don’t let Masterlord hear you say that?

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I’m not afraid of him.

          • The Satan ov Hell

            My jimmies just fell off.

    • Randall Thor

      YOU MEAN MANOWAR MONDAY???

    • Sponge Of Mystery

      HOLY SHIT BEST IDEA EVER SOMEONE GET ON THIS PLEASE

  • Scrimm

    More quality stuff. I keep saying my interest in technical music has waned so much and Mr. Bauer here keeps finding more shit that hits all the points I still like about it.

  • Jack you have pleased me again with this Unhuman song. Nice!

    • MoshOff

      The album is pretty fucked up. Youri Raymond is one sick individual (in a good way).

  • Randall Thor

    Finally actually listened to everything, great post/music this week! The vocalist of Unhuman is a bit of a weirdo and somehow manages to pull off inhales and not make me cringe with pain, but their bassist has one of the greatest tones I have ever heard.

  • Stockhausen

    More stuff I can’t listen to right now, sweet. Is there a way to get paid for reading a blog?

    • Negrodamus

      When they tell you please let me know immediately!

      • Stockhausen

        I just found out my sister makes $7,000,000 a day from home! I bet you’ll quit your job after watching THIS video!

  • Xan

    Unhuman has a very apt name. Those vocals sound like the mix of a tree frog, pig, and swamp lurker. I recall you recommending them to me in the comments a while back and picked up the album on recommendation.

  • I wish Beneath the Massacre would make new music

  • JWG

    This is great. But it still needs more Archspire.

    I will now commence learning everything I possibly can about Deceptionist and Unhuman.

  • Cock of Steele

    I might make a dent band called Receptionist

    • W.

      Dentstep?

      • Nope, it will be referred to as PamHalpert-Core.

        GL

  • JWG

    Also, a belated TDT note: I got last week’s noted Allegaeon album this morning (I was at the mall when I posted my other comment here).

    I have to admit when I first saw that cover art at HMV I mistakenly wrote it off as the usual tough guy mallcore/bro-core nonsense they sell most. But then this series turned me around.

    • Hey look I upvoted you 9 months later!

  • Max

    The beginning of that Unhuman song was a perfectly serviceable grindcore number.