Hey there tech fiends, it's that time of the week again. Before we dive into today's focus, here's the usual reminder that if you're looking for more sick music, all prior editions of this series can be perused here.
Although the 2020 self-titled debut release from Ergodic dropped in March, I'm only now getting around to covering it due to exclusive premieres filling up the content here for much of the last few months. Rest assured, this is quite an impressive three-song effort and hopefully it will be something new to a few tech-death fans out here reading this at any rate.
Some of you might be familiar with fellow North Carolina natives Septicemic who shares a guitarist with Ergodic and maybe heard them when we premiered "Kallara B" here in this space last year. While doing a bit of research regarding Ergodic to work on today's post, I learned that their recent 2020 EP is their first material ever although they formed in 2017 and have had a few line-up shifts to boot. Normally that might not mean much but the material on Ergodic – Ergodic is truly impressive and feels much more mature than the byproduct of a band's first batch of songs so it does add to the wow factor to me.
Clocking in at just over 14 minutes, the trio of cuts making up their self-titled effort from this year creatively merges melodic and neo-classical tinged forms of tech-death with brutal and prog-death strains of the style just as aptly. Like anything else that really captures my attention and has me hitting replay over and over, it's the immersive and killer songwriting here that separates what Ergodic do from a multitude of other bands toying with a similar framework.
In the off chance you haven't heard Ergodic – Ergodic yet, it's embedded for you below to check it out. Let's hope that we hear more new music from this promising group sooner than later! You can follow the group over on the Ergodic Bandcamp Page and the Ergodic Facebook Page.