Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental.
Sometimes you want bands with nuance, and sometimes you just want a band to roll over you with the force of 10,000 hammers wielded by 10,000 cloned Donnie Yens powered by whatever kind of power source powers the Death Star.*
Hit them hard. Hit them fast. Hit them constantly. That’s the mentality of a band like Deathsiege, who bring a ton of that twitchy-but-slippery Angelcorpse style of riffing, but instead of peppering things with moments of swaggery groove keep the blasting and shelling to a near-war metal constant. The riffs are almost always as lighting-fast and as blazing as the fire on the album’s cover, and when they aren’t they might be adding a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kind of hooky flutter in the midst of all the madness. The vocals are gruff, often rapid-fire, and full of venomous personality. The soloing ranges from the kind of divebomb-and-chaos madness typical of the style to the reverb-drenched speed picked cascades of black/thrash. And the drumming, well, this guy doesn’t just know blastbeats ‒ he actually shows some real panache during the rare upper-mid-paced passages ‒ but they certainly appear to be his preferred way of delivering artillery.
Throne of Heresy is the sound of two charging armies first colliding in the middle of the battlefield… for 30 minutes straight. Even the rare periods of space are merely your mind watching your life flash before your eyes. A guaranteed fun way to experience unrelenting violence.
Release date: October 28, 2022; Label: Everlasting Spew.
* Yes, I know it’s called a Kyber Crystal, nerd.