Sophicide - Perdition Of The Sublime [Technical Death Metal]
What would Jeff Loomis sound like if he switched to technical death metal? THIS.
Yet another stunning death metal record signed from Willowtip Records after the earlier debut from Japanese brutal headbangers Desecravity, Perdition Of The Sublime has the much awaited guitar leads and riffs that were supposed to come from the relatively disappointing guitarist Jeff Loomis' solo sophomore. One may liken this record to Necrophagist. It is that amazing.
Straight from 'The Art Of Atrocity', newbies Adam Laszlo (22 years old!) and Sebastian Bracht provides fresh tremolo picked riffs, downtuned groove riffs, neo-classical leads, acoustic Middle-Eastern interludes and thick fretless bass sweeps - you name it, they have it.
On top of the fantastic technicality, there is also some gorgeous melodies which show that this is a musical output that does not compromise song-writing for muscle, and the shredded solos are memorable, distinct and pleasant to the ears. True, there is nothing here that's not heard before, but this is a much welcome kick-ass technical death record.
★★★★☆ Good - Strong flow, immediately grabs you