Track Premiere: Protosequence – “A Blunt Description of Something Obscene

Artwork by Jois Cabe

Protosequence had already released “A Blunt Description of Something Obscene” by the time they signed with Lacerated Enemy Records. Fortunately, the Canadians did what any technical death metal band worth their weight in shred would do, speeding it up.

The song now opens with a pretty progressive passage, the bass dancing around the shimmering picking and singing. However, the shine fades soon. Like contemporaries Rivers of Nihil or Black Crown Initiate, Protosequence know exactly when to dive into their ugly side — and stay there.

The rest of the song is a shredding tech-death opus. The promised Job for a Cowboy influence is more in tune with the band’s latter-era material, despite a pig squealed midsection.

The Edmonton, Alberta band explains their forthcoming EP’s eponymous song.

“We are pleased to release our updated version of the title track ‘A Blunt Description of Something Obscene.’ For the rerelease of this single, we added a whole new intro and decided to speed it up a bit. We hope you enjoy it!”

Pre-order A Blunt Description of Something Obscene on Bandcamp or Big Cartel. The EP is out May 19 via Lacerated Enemy Records.