Hey there, tech fiends. It's that time of the week again. Before we dive into today's focus, here's the usual weekly reminder that if you're looking for even more sick bands to hear, all prior editions of this series can be perused here.
On Friday, Australian technical death metal/grind freaks A Million Dead Birds Laughing will drop their new split release with blackened death grind act Absurdist. The release was announced just last week and I’m psyched that I could get in touch about helping with a full early stream of it today. As usual, you can immediately scroll below and check out the music or read on and learn a bit more about the release and the bands.
The half of the split from A Million Deads Bird Laughing we are premiering today consists of four dense and unorthodox songs that clock in at just over five minutes total. As has happened this year and prior, I know some people like to piss and moan about quantity when quality is really what matters. There are a million bands I couldn't give a fuck less about a single one of their songs, but the best music commands your attention, is endlessly memorable, and leaves you desiring to hit replay immediately once it's over. A Million Dead Birds Laughing achieve all that and more. If you're new to the technical death metal/grind outfit, they've been around since 2008 and currently consist of members known for their time in high-profile acts such as Ne Obliviscaris, Hadal Maw, Vipassi, and more.
The project has dropped several full-lengths, and EP, and this split release also to date. With every effort released, calculately switching up what they do while also progressing forward into new sonic terrain or building upon the fucked up things they crafted prior. In this sense, the material on their new split definitely feels like the spiritual successor to arguably their most experimental, dissonant, and progressive material yet found on their 2019 full-length, To the Ether. An album which was covered in this space around the time it dropped.
As this early stream was set up last minute, the Absurdist side of the split, although it's not tech-death, is included in today's early premiere here as well since it is a part of the release and it rules. If you're new to the group they play a dark and noxious form of complex deathgrind and feature members of Abhorrent and former The Faceless drummer Lyle Cooper.
So definitely check out the killer new A Million Dead Birds Laughing material streaming early below. You can pre-order the release through Bandcamp here. You can also follow the group over on the AMDBL Facebook Page.