Tech Metal Reviews

Fallujah - Undying Light Album Cover Artwork
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Fallujah – Undying Light (, , )
14th March 2019 -

Plenty of bands can be labelled as influential. Iron Maiden helped birth the NWOBHM sound, the Big 4 made thrash a global phenomenon, Meshuggah accidentally created Djent. The list is long and varied, each prospective pioneer deserving of a different accolade. But it’s not just in genre or subgenre creation that a band becomes influential: Through salient work and commitment… Read More »

Khaidian - Penumbra Album Cover Artwork
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Khaidian – Penumbra (, , , )
8th January 2019 -

Prog hasn’t always been cool. In the 1970s, the excessive virtuosity and middle classed barrier to entry gave rise to the rebellion of punk, and prog shrank away to a genre that one would only admit an affinity for in hushed tones. Prog became the antithesis of cool. Over the years this ostracisation lapsed, though prog fans are still depicted… Read More »

The Algorithm - Compiler Optimisation Techniques
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The Algorithm – Compiler Optimization Techniques (, , , )
4th December 2018 -

Behind The Algorithm’s madness is French musical mastermind Remi Gallego. In theory, the mash up of two dissonant genres (electronic and metal) sounds odd, however THE ALGORITHM somehow have it pretty pinned down, with a load of brutality, riffs and heavy drumming mixed in with a lot of electronic leanings. The Algorithm have always been impossible to pin down to… Read More »