August 14, 2012

Sophicide - Perdition Of The Sublime

The debut from German one man band Sophicide has been released on the Willowtip Bandcamp. Perdition Of The Sublime combines pummeling and intricate technical death metal with the smooth melodicism of melodic death metal. There's enough progressive passages, sudden stops and starts, acoustic interludes, and blistering technical riffing to satisfy a jaded tech death fan; but it all comes together as parts of a whole. I agree with Angry Metal Guy's assessment that
While the songwriting is stellar, the thing that takes this record from just being well-written songs, with technical flare and crushing riffs is the excellent guitar work
Fluid neo-classical soloing, that is often multilayered and always beautiful. Check it out, Sophicide is a great addition to the Willowtip roster.

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  1. I listened to this on the drive into work this morning and made me drive like a mad man.

    I mean, I normally drive like that, but this made it slightly worse. And that speaks well of the music.

    1. Ha ha. Thankfully the music is also controlled enough to allow you to drive somewhat safely. Which also speaks well of it.