According to numerous sources, Wes Weaver, composer and guitarist for Imprecation, Blaspherian, and Infernal Dominion, has passed away from multiple heart attacks earlier today. The band Imprecation issued a statement on his death:14 Comments
Death metal requires from its artists more than finding two parts in harmony that complement each other. It requires the creation of a visual experience, or a topographic one, through the interaction between riffs themselves. It helps to remove harmony from this equation and to use melody, harmony and other techniques selectively to highlight certain functions of the riff, like techniques used in language when writing a novel. This restores the ideas or sensations behind music to their rightful place, and puts the charms of music in their rightful place of servitude to the experience — sensation producing mentation — of music itself.