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 even more sick bands, all prior editions of this series can be perused here.
While there are a lot of 2017 tech-death gems I still need to cover, newcomers Spectrum of Delusion quickly shot up the list with the release their phenomenal debut record, Esoteric Entity. Fans of the proggier and virtuoso side of tech-death will really dig the songs here. At its core, the band’s music on Esoteric Entity sounds like Beyond Creation, Obscura, and Necrophagist, with a bit of Spawn Of Possession, sprinkled in for good measure. This mixture of influences is then stitched together in a variety of combinations and given a dose of Suffocation inspired brutal death metal ideas to spice it up.
The music on Esoteric Entity also often reminds of Virvum and First Fragments sometimes as well given Spectrum of Delusions similar gift for seamlessly layering volleys of intertwined brutal and furious shred heavy passages in a graceful flowing manner. Truly this is a top-tier debut record and all of the musicians in Spectrum of Delusion are highly skilled, each of them puts in a powerful and passionate performance here.
Esoteric Entity is a strong debut, and though at times it can feel a bit too samey to Beyond Creation musically, that’s not really such a terrible thing in the end, especially since the fretless bass work here is phenomenal and adds a lot to the music. From start to finish, Esoteric Entity is a thrilling and sublimely crafted technical death metal record. You can purchase the album through the Spectrum of Delusion Bandcamp page. Be sure to follow them on the Spectrum of Delusion Facebook Page as well.