Tag: Technical

Ophidian I ‒ Desolate Review

[Artwork by the incomparable Eliran Kantor] The most convenient way to describe Desolate, the sophomore effort from Icelandic tech-deathers Ophidian I, is to call it a serious guitar nerd’s death metal album. This is far

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2021 So Far, Volume 2

This is Part 2 of our 2021 Missing Pieces series, in which we offer praise to some great stuff we missed during the initial press cycles. Have a gander at Part 1 if you haven’t,

Cathexis – Untethered Abyss Review

Tech-death is a monster with many forms. Sometimes the monster takes the form of a juggernaut, come to bludgeon you to death with brute strength, its fists the size of asteroids attached to arms with

Seputus – Phantom Indigo Review

[Cover art by Alex Eckman-Lawn] When you see a movie like Annihilation, it tends to stick with you. Its desire to put horrifying images in the brightness of daylight and rainbow shimmers added an extra

Terminalist – The Great Acceleration Review

Self-described genre tags are always a mixed bag. On the one hand, many bands don’t conform to the pre-existing parameters of whatever style or sub-style, but on the other hand, the reason those styles and

Obsolete – Animate//Isolate Review

An incomplete list of things I do not particularly enjoy: – The Doors – Kohlrabi – Toxic masculinity and systemic racism – Thrash An incomplete list of things I very much enjoy: – Yanni –

Intonate – Severed Within Review

What in blue hell is going on in Quebec? They relentlessly unleash improbable brain-melting death metal on the world without warning. They’ve hurled Cryptopsy, Gorguts, Quo Vadis, Neuraxis, Beneath the Massacre, and many others upon

Moral Collapse – Moral Collapse Review

I was going to start this review with a short ovation about how great the band name Moral Collapse is for the modern day. Then I realized a bunch of people would respond about Dr.