Tag: Death Metal

Septicflesh – Communion

I definitely do not consider myself a metalhead, but this is one of the most brutal metals albums I listen to from time to time. Greece’s Septicflesh plays a very epic, brutal form of symphonic death metal. Their Communion album is focused around Hellenic, Egyptian, and Sumerian mythology and much of the music makes you feel like you are part of Alexander the Great’s army conquering Persia. The music is appropriate for the movie 300 which is based on events just fifty years or so before Alexander the Great’s conquest (more…)

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Meshuggah – ObZen

Have you ever listened to your washing machine or lawnmower motor run and somewhat discern some type of mathematical pattern? Convert the sounds to electric guitar and drums and you basically get Meshuggah. I do not listen to very much metal like this, so I may not be the best to describe this. Now for some music theory description that I do not understand: according to an interview with the band, Meshuggah typically employs a 4/4 time signature for the drums by Tomas Haake, while the rest of the instruments (more…)

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Before The Dawn – My Darkness

As I sit here and reminisce about all of the music I have grown with over many years, Before The Dawn is definitely a band that comes to mind. I usually think about their newer albums and how the band has developed over the years, but when you go back to their roots and the debut album My Darkness you can still find some worthwhile music.

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Katatonia – Night is the New Day

Night is the New Day is eighth album for the Swedish band Katatonia. From the very first listen, this album became one of my all-time favorite albums—one of those if you had to choose five albums to take with you stranded on an island type of album. Night is the New Day continues and expands on the style presented on the band’s previous effort, The Great Cold Distance. Guitarist Anders Nystrom was going through some writer’s block during the writing process of this album and Jonas Renske wrote most of the album. The album opener, Forsaken, begins with one of the heavier moments on the album. Katatonia has never really been a heavy band, but instead they have increasingly (more…)

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