Tag Archives: Death

Teitanblood – Death (2014)

Teitanblood came to notoriety with Seven Chalices ten years ago, an album though harsh compared to its contemporaries still containing enough nods to conventional death metal tropes. All that went out of the window with 2014’s Death; on this album, … Continue reading

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A note on dissonance and Adversarial’s latest

Dissonant chords are called dissonant for a reason. As opposed to conventional death metal atonality built on floating key relationships but not without a sense of melody, dissonance lacks a harmonic center. When used tastefully and when supplemented with more … Continue reading

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Extreme metal, old and new

Originally written for deathmetal.org A reader recently posted a comment asking my opinion on modern extreme metal bands like Teitanblood and Ascension. We often take it as an article of faith that modern metal is a fallen genre that parted … Continue reading

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Pitting Scream Bloody Gore against Severed Survival

It is often forgotten that Chris Reifert drummed on the first Death full length before going on to form the hugely influential Autopsy.┬áSevered Survival has always seemed a companion album to Scream Bloody Gore, and while a certain amount of … Continue reading

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Prosanctus Inferi – Noctambulous Jaws Within Sempiternal Night (2013)

This duo from Columbus, Ohio bring a nimble, complicated twist to the black/death style of extreme metal. On first appearances, little more than a homage to the same old Incantation-derived school of basement death, this has far more in common … Continue reading

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