REVIEW: Carthage – Salt of the Earth

Carthage of BaltimoreMath-core, metal-core, djent, technical death metal. All these subgenres of heavy metal have one important thing in common—complexity. The new album by Baltimore’s Carthage is rife with challenging complexity and notable musical virtuosity. But do I like it?Well, yes, but not for the reasons you might like it. Or hate it. Salt of …

Countdown to MDF X: (24) Confessor

Strong harmonies, melodies filled with pregnant pauses, usual time signatures and interesting lyrical subject matter make Confessor's progressive technical death metal an interesting choice for MDF.  I played a song by the group for a friend. He's impression was that they were a little Queensrÿche-like. I thought they seemed a bit Alice in Chains-y. Either …

Countdown to MDF X: (56) Dying Fetus

Dying Fetus, a technical death metal band from Upper Marlboro (in my homeland of Prince Georges County) Maryland, has steadily gained national and international acclaim since their inception in 1991.  Their guitar and drumming prowess in undeniable. Their vocals are guttural and unforgiving.The band includes only original member John Gallagher - Guitar,Vocals; Sean Beasley - Bass,Vocals …

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