Tag Archives: tech metal

Sertraline “People expressing themselves through music is a massive help to others”

North West-based tech/prog/melodic metal crew Sertraline is the definition of a band on the rise in 2020. Having played festivals like Bloodstock and Tech-Fest UK, they have cemented their place on the UK live metal scene and were set to play more before the global pandemic. With their new EP, Clouded Minds & Silver Lines, coming out this week, can ...

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Terminal Function Deliver a 360 Video

Swedish djent /tech metallers Terminal Function have released ‘The End Delivered’ as a 360 video – One where you can watch the video from several different angles simply by dragging your cursor or finger across your screen or clicking the arrows in the upper left of the video screen. Guitarist Stefan Aaronson said, “Being a tech-metal band, we’re obviously very nerdy ...

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Sepultura/ Obscura/ Goatwhore/ Fit For An Autopsy @ The Fleece, Bristol

One thing’s for sure, Fit For An Autopsy won’t be someone’s little opening bitch this evening. Despite all the deathcore wannabes we’ve had to wade knee high to get through, the strongest of these bands are now showing their true colour. With FFAA firmly in the superior camp after showcasing what they’re capable of, their progressive maturity in their sound ...

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The Contortionist - Clairvoyant

Review: The Contortionist – Clairvoyant

On the surface, Clairvoyant isn’t much of a departure from The Contortionist’s previous effort, Language, but on this album the band twist and mould the same textures and sounds into better-written songs. The songs feel more focused and concise, despite the album having a similar runtime to previous albums, and the techier tendencies of all members of the band are ...

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UK Tech-Fest returns to Nottingham’s Newark Showground

If you’re a fan of the complex and intelligent designs of technical death metal (often shortened to just “tech metal”), then no doubt there’s one festival in particular this year you’ll be keeping your eye on…and it’s right around the corner. With a small army of sponsors (including Carillion Guitars, Strandberg and Stay Close Clothing),UK Tech-Fest returns from 6th-10th July ...

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Abiotic ‘Symbiosis’ Album Review

Miami based quintet Abiotic (formed in 2012) create sumptuous symphonic tech-death/metal sounds. They released their ‘A Universal Plague’ EP in September 2011. Employing complex rhythms, virtuoso bass-play, sophisticated vocals and elaborate guitar-work, Abiotic have created a masterful new album entitled ‘Symbiosis’. The album starts with Metamorphilia and this is a taster intro that will lead you onto Vermosapien. This track introduces ...

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Dizzying tech metal maniacs Car Bomb have released their first album in the last five years, interestingly entitled w^w^^w^w. The whole album was self-recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by the band over 2011 and 2012 in their studios in Long Island/Brooklyn. It also features guest vocals from Gojira’s own Joe Duplantier on the song Third Revelation which can be listened to here. The band ...

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