(Source: Bandcamp)Label: Gilead Media Release Date: 11/21/13
In the past year or so, what it means to be technical within death metal really seems to have changed. While the bigger successes of the past ten years like Necrophagist and Obscura have relied more on dizzying solos and a neoclassical background, newer releases from bands like Ulcerate and Portal have put much more of an emphasis on creating a horrific and crushing atmosphere. That being said, it’s still just as freakishly difficult to play and arguably a more demanding listen to the average metal fan. Geryon, a two-piece formed in 2012 by Nick McMaster and Lev Weinstein of the progressive black metal band Krallice, certainly fits into this bowel-rumbling and exciting brand of technical death metal.