Tech-Death Thursday!


This cat is clearly stoked for Tech Death Thursday. Are you?

To start things off, we’re gonna check out a band out of Oregon, called Omnihility.  Check out their song “Disseminate”:

I don’t know about you guys, but I get major Origin vibes from these dudes. Their songs explode into a whirling dervish of blast beats and riffs and don’t let up until the song is over, and I mean that in the best way possible. I also like that the vocals sound pretty damn brutal and intelligible at the same time. The bass is heavy as hell, but the phenomenal production doesn’t let it take over the song. Every instrument, every little note can be heard clearly. Their most recent album, Deathscapes of the Subconscious came out earlier this year on Unique Leader Records (They sound familiar…).

Next up, we have Gorod, out of France.  If you are a fan of tech death and you are unaware of this band, I’m jealous of you because you get to hear them for the first time today. This will inevitably lead you on a starry-eyed journey through their discography. Check out “5000 At The Funeral.” Starts at 19:06.

This is a seriously awesome song; one of my all time favorites. I love the way the guitar and piano start it off. Just when you start to wonder whether something is ever going to happen, the bass kicks in, then the drums, then the intro riff, and then the eargasming commences. This is what I call a perfect intro. It’s all about the buildup. Gorod does a perfect job of mixing prog and tech and making it sound damn good. That’s some pretty badass album art as well, even if it does remind me of one of my ex-girlfriends. A Perfect Absolution dropped in 2012 on Unique Leader. I might as well rename this post to Unique Leader Thursday. One last important thing I should mention, HURRY UP WITH THAT NEW ALBUM DUDES!

To finish things off today, we’re gonna get skronky.  Let’s have a little chat about Chicago’s Gigan. Gigan plays progressive, Gorguts-y tech death. Check out “Mother of Toads”:

This band makes me feel like I’m some space astronaut [Far superior to all those non-space astronauts. —MSD] who’s ship got sucked into some crazy-ass wormhole and started bouncing off of various dimensions and inadvertently traveling through time to a period where the universe was at war and planets are exploding everywhere, entire galaxies are imploding, asteroids are colliding with everything, and black holes are ripping things to shreds. One of the black holes sucks in my ship and instead of dying or something, I come out the other side, right back where I started. So, I sit there for a bit, wondering what the fuck just happened and eventually decide to go back into the original wormhole, because I really enjoyed that shit. Gigan’s most recent album, Multi-Dimensional Fractal-Sorcery and Super Science, came out last year on Willowtip. Buy it.

That’s it for this week, until next time, remember:

Stay Tech.

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