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Tech-Death Tuesday: CONTINUUM OF XUL (AD NAUSEAM, HIDEOUS DIVINITY) Blasphemously Proclaim "I Shall Be Thy Lord"

Completely insane.

continuum of xul – art from bandcamp

Greetings tech fiends, it's that time of the week again. Before we dive into today's column, here's the usual weekly reminder that if you're looking to find even more sick bands, you can do so here.

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Another week begins, which means I've got another sick song premiere to share with you all! This one is for Continuum Of Xul, an Italian-based project that I'd argue qualifies as a supergroup. I'll get into that more below. This May, the band will release a new five-song EP called Falling Into Damnation through Lavadome Productions.

The song we're premiering today from the band is called "I Shall Be Thy Lord" and this song is fucking ridiculous. When I stated above that this band is a supergroup in a sense, it helps to explain the top-notch quality of their music. Continuum Of Xul features one of the guitarists from Ad Nauseam, whose 2021 album was my favorite technical death metal album for last year. Along with a vocalist and bassist formerly in well-known brutalizers Antropofagus, the bassist also has an incredible death/grind solo project called Feed Them Death which got a lot of love last year. Rounding out the group's impressive level of talent is the drummer from Hideous Divinity who also plays in Nero Di Marte

With their powers combined, perhaps or perhaps not in a Captain Planet sort of way, the band combines the best of old-school Morbid Angel-inspired death metal with modern technical flair and fury. Throughout "I Shall Be Thy Lord," the band's approach is fairly demented, it's a verifiable whirlwind of ravenous riffs, shot through with unearthly darkness, and supported by murderous heaviness fans of Hate Eternal will love. Although many bands have followed in Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal's footsteps in the modern tech-death era, few if any of them have made material that standouts from the pack like "I Shall Be Thy Lord" does. This song rips from start to finish and qualifies as earworm material. 

So be sure to check out "I Shall Be Thy Lord" below. Pre-orders are not live just yet but should be available sometime soon. Having heard all of Falling Into Damnation early, I guarantee you this is a release many of you will love. You can follow the group over on the Continuum Of Xul Facebook Page and Bandcamp Page.

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