Category Archives: tech death metal

Threat Signal – “Disconnect”

Another band that’s back in action after being quiet for a number of years is Ontario’s Threat Signal. To be fair, the band has weathered many challenges since they released their self titled third album in 2011. They faced everything … Continue reading

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Apotheon – “Mechanically Consumed”

Apotheon are a tech death metal band that actually would do themselves a huge favor by embracing their prog metal side a lot more. There are times on their EP “Mechanically Consumed” that they remind me of fellow Coloradans Allegeaon … Continue reading

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Sepultura – “Machine Messiah”

I know what you’re thinking. Why is a prog site reviewing Sepultura? For one thing, I have always liked this band. For another, their new album “Machine Messiah” is actually QUITE progressive at times. It’s also a concept album but … Continue reading

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Veilburner – “The Obscene Rite”

I am a huge fan of black metal, death metal, and industrial metal. I am also a huge fan of genre bending and experimentation. I appreciate when artists take creative risks, and don’t go the safe route (as all too … Continue reading

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Revocation – “Great is Our Sin”

I was admittedly late to the Revocation party, and it was by my own design. I would see a feature in a metal magazine, or hear friends extol the virtues of this new band that was doing really interesting and … Continue reading

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Vektor – “Terminal Redux”

It’s been 5 years since Vektor assaulted us all with the amazing “Outer Isolation.” Since then, the band hit the road and toured like crazy. Thankfully, Earache wised up and signed them. The label also re-issued both “Outer Isolation” and … Continue reading

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Gorguts – “Pleiades’ Dust”

I’ll start with a warning. If you are faint of heart or just a prog purist who thinks neo-prog is somehow still groundbreaking music, you probably should skip reading the rest of this review and continue to pretend that the … Continue reading

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Aliases – “Derangeable”

The Basick Records 2012 sampler was my first exposure to the UK’s Aliases (not to mention Circles, Monuments, Uneven Structure). While they did seem to disappear after that, it was not without good reason; one lead singer came and went, … Continue reading

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Entheos – “The Infinite Nothing”

The cliché “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is apt. Featuring drummer Navene Koperweis (ex-Animals as Leaders, ex-Animosity), bassist Evan Brewer (ex-The Faceless, ex-Animosity), along with Cheney Crabb on vocals and recently-enlisted guitarist Malcolm Pugh (replacing … Continue reading

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