2021

Album Review: The Scalar Process – Coagulative Matter 7 (Tech Death)

There’s so much room in this bad boy. Some albums you put on and demand entertainment every second from, and then albums like this one that you can just put on and expect it to fill the room. You won’t always be aware of everything going on, you’ll daze in and out of the majesty of it. It’s a slower-paced kind of tech death with a strong emphasis on atmospheric instrumentals, well, it’s still fast as hell but more spread out. […]

2021

Album Review: Scarred – Scarred 9 (Tech Metal)

I knew based on the psychedelic but modern album art this would be an interesting one, digging the aesthetic right off the bat with sounds akin to an old cassette being worn out and playing warped audio. Scarred brings extra noises to their tracks just to make them pop a little more, whether it’s an offbeat guitar tone or an offbeat guitar effect that blends into the atmosphere. They could have made the exact same progressive groove thrash that all the rest with a Gojira inspiration have done but they went with something more original. I’ll be listening to this one all year. […]

2021

Album Review: Fractal Generator – Macrocosmos 7.5 (Tech Death)

I know that opening sample orb-like sound, for sure. It’s either from an Elder Scrolls game or STALKER game, or maybe I’m plain wrong but what is supposed to be THE fractal generator is definitely a sound I’m familiar with. Or maybe this band really does make music about software for fractal pattern processing. Whatever it’s about, one thing is certain, this is a very cinematic technical death metal album that stays on the heavier side of the genre while also offering some mind washing sounds. […]

2021

Album Review: Descensum – Conjure Possessions 8.3 (Tech Death)

So, we’re a month into 2021, and I hate to be negative, but it’s been a bit underwhelming thus far, as far as music goes. January is always slow for new releases, but I’m hearing a lot of stuff that’s just leaving me sort of lukewarm, not good or great, but also not bad enough to draw any kind of reaction out of me, and as a music critic, that’s really just the worst sort of record you can come across. So, last weekend, while sifting through a pile of records that weren’t really doing much for me one way or the other, I stumbled upon this gem! The artwork immediately caught my eye, but it being described to me as blackened/symphonic tech death caught my attention. […]