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Apexapien

by Atræ Bilis

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Amanda Kauffman
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Amanda Kauffman I'll admit I kinda wrote this off as just another modern brutal death metal album when it came out, but upon revisiting it I was happy to discover I was quite wrong. This band have, with this release, hit upon a brilliant blend of atmosphere and brutality that surprised me with every new song. Hopefully this is the record that gets them some more exposure, as they deserve it. Favorite track: Lore Beyond Bone.
Matten
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Matten Creative, intense and engaging, this band definitely has an identity of its own. Favorite track: Bacterium Abloom.
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Lorenzo Crushing modern technical death metal chock full of dissonant and savage sounds on a myriad of metal spectrums. Bits of black metal and brutal death metal sneak in, and are made more streamlined to the greater sound by a dazzling progressive influence.
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about

Canada has long been a wellspring from which fierce technical brutality has continuously flowed. In that tradition Atræ Bilis offer the imminent predatory attack of ‘Apexapien’, their debut full length offering and one poised to set them on a path of unfettered exploration and intensity.

Like many bands on the 20 Buck Spin roster Atræ Bilis take elements of several metallic sub-genres and twist them together into a distinctive alloy greater then sum of its parts. On ‘Apexapien’ angular blackened dissonance, exhilarating experimental progressivism and crushing guttural savagery merge into a cacophony of violently discordant Death Metal; all held together with a strict focus, discipline and astonishing percussive momentum.

Thoroughly modern in scope and mercilessly severe in execution, the heinous battering inflicted on ‘Apexapien’ establishes Atræ Bilis at the vanguard of a new breed of forward looking Death Metal bands not content to simply pay tribute to or completely abandon the genre’s towering progenitors.

credits

released October 8, 2021

Luka Govednik - Drums
Jordan Berglund - Vocals
Brendan Campbell - Bass
David Stepanavicius - Guitar

Produced by Atræ Bilis
Recorded by Matt Roach at Rain City Recorders
Engineered by Matt Roach and Christian Donaldson
Assistant engineering by Emily Ryan and Jonathan Mazzeo
Mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson at The Grid Productions
Drum technician Alex Glassford

Cover art by Eliran Kantor
Layout and Design by Dan Fried
Logo by Christophe Szpajdel
Photography by Rob Zawistowski

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