Abysmal Torment – The Misanthrope

In case you were caught unawares, the “tech” in the tech death sub-genre of metal means technical. It’s an important distinction to make since death metal can be many things, not all of it deserves the lofty label. The earliest purveyors of the style might have been extreme, and well accomplished at playing their instruments, but not living up to the name. Later bands definitely upped the ante on what could be accomplished and now we are talking about an umbrella of bands that could mean Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Death, Beyond Creation, Gorguts, Neuraxis, Obscura, Cryptopsy, and many more. Hailing from the small island nation of Malta, comes Abysmal Torment, who want you to know in no uncertain terms they can carry the weight. Their new album The Misanthrope (Willowtip) is a brutal exploration of the style in every track.Continue reading

Trailer: Akurion – Single Teaser

Photo Credit: Eric Sanchez

Photo Credit: Eric Sanchez

Former Cryptopsy vocalist Mike DiSalvo has teamed up current Neuraxis guitarist Rob Miley and bassist Oli “Fetus” Pinard, and former Neuraxis drummer Tommy McKinnon to form a new side project dubbed Akurion. A trailer for their debut single is streaming below and will be launched on Monday, July 23, 2015.