Hideous Divinity – Adveniens (Technical/Brutal Death Metal)


Guess what? There is a third good album that came out April 28th! Hideous Divinity is a band I am sure many of you are familiar with. Being formed in 2007 (in Norway actually) and featuring two ex-Hour of Penance back then they took the brutal technical death metal scene by storm. Since then quite a few lineup changes have happened, one were Mauro Mercurio (ex-Hour of Penance) left forcing Enrico Schettino to rebuild. That didn’t stop him nor the band though as the debut album and sophomore received much praise from the metal community. Adveniens has been on many peoples minds when thinking what album can be a contender for best techdeath album this year.

What strikes me straight away is the punishing drums that keeps on hammering your skull. Enrico hasn’t lost his touch on the guitar either as he has yet another really strong performance. Stefano Franceschini on bass (Aborted) adds a lot of heavyness with his bass play, as expected from a man with his caliber and he already showed it on Cobra Verde, this time he is even better though. There is a lot here that you can hear have the roots from Hour of Penance, which isn’t a bad thing since it’s one of my favorite bands when it comes to techdeath. Ages Die starts off violent with some of the best work Hideous Divinity has done. Hard to top that you would think right? Be sure as hell they do though! Passages starts off slow (one of the few times you get to breath on the album) and it features several different “passages” throughout the song, showcasing a lot of different aspect to their music. The song got a bit of a Nile touch to it that way (I’ve always loved how they change tempos) and it sticks out for me.

All in all this is a great album. Hideous Divinity is definitely one of the best technical death metal bands going, having released three solid albums now. Getting slightly better with each one. Italy might just have Europe’s best techdeath scene right now with Septycal Gorge, Deceptionist (featuring two ex-Hideous Divinity members), Hour of Penance and Hideous Divinity all released top albums these past three years. And they don’t look like they are slowing down either!

Adveniens is out now through Unique Leader Records.

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For fans of: Hour of Penance and Nile
Favorite song: Passages


Unfathomable Ruination – Finitude (Technical Brutal Death Metal)


Englands Unfathomable Ruination second full-length Finitude is packed with technical brutal death metal. Ben Wright’s growling is perfect to set the tone of the armageddon and destruction theme they got going on. I could easily see him as one of four apocalyptic riders wrecking havok. The chaotic, yet groovy, sound is sweet music to my ears and Ben Wright’s fellow riders of the armageddon Rosario Piazza, Daniel Herrera, Doug Anderson and Federico Benini have together made Finitude an album every fan of extreme metal would kill to get their hands on.

Finitude keeps being on that thin line between total chaos and technical melodic calm and they manage to pull it off so well that you can’t help yourself to headbang while listening. This is just great extreme metal music that you need in your life.

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For fans of: Defeated Sanity and Abnormality
Favorite song: Abdication of Servitude

Deceptionist – Initializing Irreversible Process (Technical Death Metal)

Just looking at the cover I knew I would be set for a ride into the unknown alien world that bands such as Rings of Saturn and Wormed pulls off well. Deceptionist got some killer guitar solos, groovy bass and riffs that will leave you wanting more. While the lyrics makes you wondering what the not-too-distant future will have in store with the relationship between humans and machines. Looking for your fill of something that questions reality, is very technical and brutal you don’t need to look any further.

For fans of: Rings of Saturn and Wormed
Best song: Irreversible Process
Score: 8/10