Technical Death Metal

John Frum

May 22, 2017

A Stirring in the Noos
Young gods
dB rating: 8/10

Video Premiere: The Summoned – ‘Fractal Patterns’

April 27, 2017

Lowell, MA tech-death outfit The Summoned unveil the video for “Fractal Patterns.”

Track Premiere: Condemned – ‘Legion’

February 9, 2017

Condemned faced a number of lineup changes, but His Divine Shadow has a fuller, more improved sound that can be heard on songs like “Legion.”

Track Premiere: Replacire – ‘Do Not Deviate’

December 15, 2016

Replacire is a noun to describe when your calculator figures out that songs need memorable riffs and interesting melodies. 

Video Premiere: Wrvth – ‘Cease to Exist’

November 23, 2016

WRVTH release an experimental music video to go with their song “Cease to Exist.” 

Video Premiere: Invoking the Abstract – ‘The Summit’

November 1, 2016

Invoking the Abstract plays instrumental technical death metal. This is a video of Invoking the Abstract playing instrumental technical death metal. 

Track Premiere: Cognitive – “Birthing the Deformity”

September 15, 2016

Cognitive was formed with two ideas in mind: heaviness and intense technicality. On the first taste of their Unique Leader debut, they prove those ideas are still at the forefront of the band. 

Dysrhythmia

August 22, 2016

The Veil of Control
Dust never sleeps
dB rating: 8/10

Italian Tech-Deathsters Deceptionist Find Themsleves with “Quest for Identity”

May 16, 2016

Deceptionist (which autocorrects to “Receptionist”) answers Italy’s call more for technical death metal. 

Book to Film to Crushing Death Metal Song to Intense Video: Hideous Divinity Premiere

May 3, 2016

Yes, that’s a music video of the title track of an album with the same name as a full-length film rendition of a novel. And Hideous Divinity‘s is no less complex in practice, so go ahead and press play for some brain food (/and bludgeoning).

Full Album Stream: Get Out Your Calculators with Ahtme

March 25, 2016

Crunch some numbers and bash some brain cells with Ahtme (formerly The Roman Holiday).

Wormed

March 21, 2016

Krighsu
Shedders and shredders
dB Rating: 9/10

Tasmanian Devils: Exclusive Psycroptic Album Stream!

March 2, 2015

The upcoming self-titled full-length from Tasmanian tech-death wrecking crew Psycroptic really brings the band’s brand of manic, virtuoso brutality to another level. But don’t take our word for it — delve into the entire aural beast below. And then head over to Prosthetic to pre-order yourself a copy of this brain scrambler. Check out the…

Streaming: New Decimation track

October 22, 2014

If you are a regular Deciblog reader you’re probably wondering why we didn’t call out the new Decimation track name in the headline. Well, let’s just say it’s a bit of a tongue twister: “Devilish Domain Vortex in the Gloom of Wicked Ziggura.” Wait, what? That’s a verbal flourish that would make Willy Wonka proud….

STREAMING: Beyond Creation’s “Earthborn Evolution”

September 10, 2014

“It’s a testament to the boundless creativity of modern, progressive metal.” That’s what label Season Of Mist is saying about the sophomore album from tech death Quebecers (wrestling joke intended) Beyond Creation. Now, if you’re in the label business these days part of your job is saying good things about your roster so people will…

Behind The Art: Pyrrhon’s The Mother Of Virtues

June 4, 2014

Caroline Harrison is an artist who sometimes photographs for online music publications. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Listen to The Mother Of Virtues and learn more about Pyrrhon. Please double click on the images below to enlarge. — I’ve been the sole visual artist that Pyrrhon has worked with during the nearly six years…

TRACK PREMIERE: Monument of Misanthropy’s “Entering a New State”

December 23, 2013

If I commissioned a sculptor to create a monument dedicated to the hatred of mankind, it would probably be a metalhead with hair dangling in front of its eyes, carved from black onyx and brimstone, and “Entering a New State” would be blaring in a continuous loop from a speaker tucked inside the statue’s mouth….

VOICES FROM THE UK UNDERGROUND: OBLIVIONIZED on booking shows and saying yes to DIY misanthropy

June 11, 2012

Sitting in on rehearsals when London (-ish) death-grind crew Oblivionized first started it was kind of hard to see where they were going. Powered by former drummer Jonathan Rushforth’s hyper beats, with guitarist Sammy Urwin riffing under the creative direction of vocalist Zac Broughton, it was technical death metal at a time when technical death…