Blood Incantation’s Hidden History of the Human Race is the centerpiece of progressive/technical death metal releases of this year. But, don’t be fooled into thinking that this was all that 2019 had to offer in terms of forward-thinking, technical death metal. Just a week after Blood Incantation’s masterwork, the fiendish
Photos taken by Johann Wierzbicki ROCKFLESH.com Can you breathe a frequency? I always thought that frequencies were supposed to be experienced by the auditory system. Maybe at best and at their most extreme forms being experienced through the skin, feeling your entire body shaking in their presence. But for Sunn
Sometimes it takes a minute for works of art to sink in. Back in the early ‘00s, Tim Macuga and Dan Barrett were quietly working, lurking in the shadows, preparing their project’s debut record. The process took nearly five years, with the resulting Deathconsciousness being merely noticed upon its release.
Death metal has always looked to the stars. Since the genre’s inception, its pioneering figures had the tendency to look beyond the brutality and gore, focusing their energy towards the technical and the progressive. Some did in subtle ways, others went full in but both pathways led to great discoveries
Photos by Marfa Capodanno I first saw Pelican perform live in 2006 as part of their City of Echoes tour and I always felt that it was City of Echoes that found the band settling to a particular tone and modus operandi. Carrying over the heavier elements of Australasia and
Photos: Al Overdrive from Lingua Ignota’s London show Music that is real can be difficult. Personal experiences always mould the creative perspective of an artist, but what happens if those include moments of pure darkness? Many would shy away from exposing these events, but some find a cathartic release through