Tech Death Thursday: Chaos Motion – “Sempiternal Self-Dissolution”


You aren’t ready for this.

Hell, I’m not sure that I’m ready for this, and I’ve listened to it like 10 times already. For as much Necrophagist-worship as one hears in tech death, it’s easy to forget sometimes that the genre is also a breeding ground for the weird, a spawning bed of strange new sounds. It’s that side of tech death from which Chaos Motion has emerged, and they’re a weird band among weird bands. We’ve teamed up with them and Transcending Obscurity to bring you “Sempiternal Self-Dissolution,” the newest single from their upcoming album, the aptly-titled Psychological Spasm Cacophany. There’s no preparing for this, so just click play and brace yourselves:

You’ll notice pretty quickly that there’s a high level of correlation between the band name and their sound as that lurching opening riff turns into a seasick mixture of slides and harmonics. The chaotic feeling somehow increases as the speed drops, the somewhat solid riff structure dissolving into hideous chords and a tense bridge built on silence. It continues to morph from there into something more closely resembling a normal metal riff before dropping the pretense entirely for some incredibly chaotic arpeggios, finally looping back around to where it all started.

Needless to say, this is not going to be an album for everyone. It’s experimental and ugly, and you’re probably going to have a hard time headbanging to a lot of it. But for those of you who thrive on the alien, this is a potent elixir of mad ideas that will draw you back over and over. Chaos Motion is equal parts Car Bomb and Pyrrhon, and they are glorious in their madness. Psychological Spasms Cacophony is out on October 18th, available from Transcending Obscurity’s webstore and Bandcamp. You can find both Transcending Obscurity and Chaos Motion on Facebook as well. That’s all for now, so until next time,

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