Although I appreciate a dose of technicality in my music, I don't really gravitate to tech-death. This album is an exception. I'm sure you've heard the tired critique of tech-death, "Technical for technicality's sake," but this album is not that. This album is highly technical, highly rhythmic, and surprisingly melodic. The transitions are still followable for practiced listeners and the band doesn't try and pull a fast one and sweep the rhythm out from under you. This album is seriously good.
Favorite track: Empty, Grand Majesty (Cyclical Descent Of Causality).
Circulating in the pits of the deepest underground for nearly seven years, Ramona, CA’s Voidceremony present their long awaited first full length album, ‘Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel’. While earlier releases hinted at the band’s unique potential and frenzied imagination, on ‘Entropic…’ it takes its most actualized form thus far, looking ahead to darker visions of indefinable cosmic obscurity.
Furiously fragmented Death Metal rips though the reflective fabric of reality sinking deep memory hooks into the innermost cerebral chasms. Out of the technically warped twists and unpredictable turns emerge progressively skyward guitar leads and mercilessly precise percussion work. Concurrently, the fretless bass mastery on display permeates the entire framework with an otherworldly time bending defiance.
Voidceremony reach well beyond the confines of the typical to create a methodically accelerating chaos, an orchestral maelstrom of esoteric profundity. And while nowadays ‘Technical Death Metal’ has become synonymous with banal machine-like acrobatics for its own sake, Voidceremony instead maintain a principled continuum of arcane alchemy and increasing internal entropy.
released June 26, 2020
Re-amped, mixed and mastered by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower. Cover art by Ivory Crux.