We’ve reached out to our metal brethren across the land, asking that they contribute prose to our recent series of guest columns. We ran a recent series on Five Albums That Will Change You, and the response was overwhelming.
The new topic is Three Bands You May Not Know About But Should, and we asked that each guest writer jot down a brief description of what makes each band worthy of our attention. Today, we continue this ongoing series with an entry written by Odium’s Bo Louther.
These guys put out an extremely solid album in 2008 called In The Shadow of A Thousand Suns which was melodic, technical and heavy — pretty much everything I look for. They have now grown as a band to release music more in the vein of Dimmu Borgir and even more progressive music as of late. I find it’s always interesting to watch a band grow and create different music.
These UK metalheads put out two great albums and were active until 2008 when they called it quits. Very unfortunate for such a different and talented act. These guys fused alot of different elements into their music from straight math tech guitar riffs to slow atmospherical sections to even a touch of goofiness. I’d suggest checking out both The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait For Something Wild (2003) and Death of a Dead Day (2006).
Tech death metal from Montreal, these guys push musical boundaries with their timing, structure, and relentlessly brutal blast beating. They have released two full lengths full of all the elements that are sure to please any tech death fans. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and party with these guys on multiple occasions, and they’re all great down to earth metalheads who have a clear vision about the music they’re making… and the beer they’re drinking.
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