Plague of Spirits

this young band were making some of the best progressive death metal in america, then quit. this story is unique because of the power in formation on this EP of four tracks of aggressive death metal centered around melodic expansion and songwriting that creates self-renewing structure. reminiscent of both cynic and pestilence at times, capharnaum are unafraid to stripe melodies among rhythmic parts shifting structure to support harmony, but are equally fearless concerning the "profane" in progressive music: the drop-in-the-dirt power chord riff and surging free-fall blast riffing. vocals are mostly puked but carry tone, and inspired jazz-influenced drumming grasps pocket rhythm for raging riff sodomy. fucking rules. see if you can convince them to get back in service at

2000 s.r. prozak