New Fleshgod Apocalypse song! Like a death metal Carach Angren, and perhaps Septic Flesh's melodramatic and extroverted and immature brother.
I have to say, if you didn't like Agony's bombastic over-the-top symphonics, you won't like this one, but for those that dug the style, give it a whirl. The guitars have a cooler production, but it still bugs me that it's taken a backseat. It's still a bit all over the place, of course, that's what you might listen to this album for, but it also doesn't help that the mix is a mess, and is brickwalled to the max. The bass drums have more sub to them, which tickle me as a drummer, but I can imagine it getting fatiguing pretty quick. Other than that, simply epic death metal goodness, and I just find their cheesy over-the-topness endearing and enjoyable. Still don't know what to think about the operatic vocals, but it certainly fits the music still.
This, like Agony, will be a very polarizing release.
And one more band, mentioned by Luc Lemay of Gorguts. Nero di Marte... a progressive/Mastodon-like Ulcerate...? Very very cool. Took a more musical version of dissonant tech metal (if that makes sense) and put in progressive aspects. Very unique.
Edited by vaed - 7/10/13 at 2:19am