Album Review: Killitorous – The Afterparty 7.8 (Tech Death)

Written by Zax

Going into this album, I was incredibly perplexed. The album cover looks goofy, the song titles are wild, and I think the band name is a play on the word “clitoris.” That said, the pedigree this band has is absolutely insane, it’s a supergroup with members of Annihilator, First Fragment, and Suffocation. Then we have the guest features, if I tried to list them all we’d be here forever, but we have members of Cryptopsy, Leprous, Allegaeon, Voivod, and Obscura. What could this possibly sound like?

Well, it sounds fucking awesome, weirdly enough. This band’s lyrical themes are meant to be silly and fun, but the comedic value of their music is far from the only thing going for it.

The first thing you’ll notice upon listening is likely the triple guitar assault this band has going on. On top of aiming to make fun comedy music, they’ve also set a goal to make the most ridiculously absurd technical death metal you’ve ever heard. They did just that too, the guitar work on the record is immaculate, with out of this world shredding and lead work. Despite it’s technicality it really throws down at certain points, with those massive riffs and punishing bass lines.

The vocalist, Mathieu Dhani, is one of the real shining stars of this project, this dude can fucking scream man. He has these incredibly brutal gutturals and searing screams that fit so nicely on the record.

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Then there’s the comedic aspect. We get some nice movie samples and funny lyrics, with song titles like “King Diamond Dallas Page.” This all adds an extra fun dynamic to the record to keep interest and increase replay value.

This is a very fun, entertaining, and insane listen that I think is worth experiencing whether you end up liking it or not. I don’t usually end up liking comedy music because I feel it’s overly reliant on a gimmick rather than actual musicianship, but that is definitely not the case with this band!


Killitorous is featured in Noob Heavy’s Tech/Prog Death Spotify Playlist

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