The Phobos / Deimos Suite, the fourth full-length offering from multinational (Mexico, France and Canada) technical death metal collective, has one hell of a musical resume. Members of Chthe’ilist, Zealotry, Benighted, First Fragment and more join forces on the album to deliver an unrelenting 45 minutes of speed, riffs and brutality.
The musicianship on Phobos / Deimos is top notch, summoning up dissonant riffs that dance around the fretboard. Drummer Kevin Paradis (Benighted) is a blast machine, serving as half of a brain-melting rhythm section with bassist Antoine Daigneault (Chthe’ilist). Vocalist Laurent Bellemare adds to the crushing ugliness with a combination of gutturals and higher screams, and the album comes packaged in stunning art that practically begs to be put on wax.