Monstrosity Millennium: The Pinnacle of Technical Death Metal


Guest article by Svennerick

Released in August of 1996, Monstrosity’s second effort Millennium is an album I personally hold in very high regards, considering I nearly spent eight months listening to it multiple times a day. This is an addictive album and each new listen made it clearer why this album stands head and shoulders above anything released under the term “technical death metal.”

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Xtreem Music Announces Release Of Incantation “Demo #1” Via 10 Inches of Deathcult

Xtreem Music continues to unearth the past via their 10 Inches of Deathcult Series, and has announced plans to re-release the 1990 demo entitled Demo #1 by longstanding death metal veterans Incantation. Demo #1 features early versions of classic tracks that would eventually find their way onto Onward to Golgotha and features Mortician founder and vocalist Will Rahmer on vocals.

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That Glorious “I Believe In The Dark Lord” Sample From Necrophobic “Unholy Prophecies” (The Nocturnal Silence)

Every now and then, someone says (or writes) something so inane that the only proper response seems to be to quote the archly disturbing rant sampled in Necrophobic “Unholy Prophecies” from their 1993 melodic Swedish death metal album The Nocturnal Silence which goes something like this:

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Internal Decay – A Forgotten Dream

Internal Decay are a Swedish band that can be categorized as part of the microgenre famously mixed by Dan Swanö but actually recorded at the legendary Sunlight Studios. While sounding like a lot of the later imitators, Internal Decay’s full length precedes that of Dissection’s, Dawn and Sacramentum’s full lengths. The band exist in a bizarre paradox where taking from the Speed elements of the past pushes them closer to the rehash bands of the future rather than the originators.

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Impiety – Versus All Gods

Impiety return silently with Versus All Gods that finds the band treading more or less the same territory but without much of the flair that made this band an enjoyable curiosity. On Ravage and Conquer the band displayed some fascinating ideas like the contrapuntal yet intense ending of “Weaponized“. While these moments were rare, there was potential for the band to realize that such fleeting moments if fully exploited could open much more possibilities for them.

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Earache Records Unveils Morbid Angel Altars of Madness: Ultimate Edition 2CD

Record companies continue digging in their vaults to release rare material and actual remasters from classic underground metal bands, bypassing the tendency for ProTools “remasters” that amounted to compression of tracks ripped from the existing CD, in an effort to appeal to Generation X as they head toward five decades.

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