Instrumental progressive death metal headed by a
That should turn some heads.
While Nevermore may or may not be done (as of mid-2015, all signs
point to maybe), the members have branched out and continued pumping
out the metal, from the resurrection of the pre-Nevermore band
to drummer Van Williams' participation in
Ghost Ship Octavius
Ashes Of Ares
to this project, founded by guitarists Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow.
And when all is said and done, "instrumental progressive death metal"
is what this 2014 debut is all about.
It's choppy, technical, full of guitar soloing and riffs, and sports a
killer rhythm section of Alex and Alex, one of which is well known from
his work in
but has also spread his wings in more technical projects such as
Whether this needs a vocalist (death or otherwise) is a matter of opinion
and taste -- this is a bit solo-heavy, and some of those solos might be
replaced by singing, but really there's so much going on here that perhaps
a vocalist would be just too much.
Interesting to see if this progresses beyond this one album.
- Prelude to Obliteration
- Ashes of Lesser Men
- Doomsday Clock
- Inexhaustible Savagery
- Totalitarian Sphere
- Nuclear Justice
- Kufra at Dusk
- Resurrection in Black
- Destroyer of Dreams