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Tech-Death Tuesday: Enjoy The Deathly Feasts Of HARVEST THE INFECTION And GAIJIN

Hello again you demented readers out there reading this! For those joining us for the first time this is a recently started weekly column here at Metal-Injection focused on bringing more underground and new tech-death to your ears. If you want to catch up on on prior bands covered in this column, here is a link to the previous installments of Tech-Death Tuesday. Now it's time to dig into today's jams!

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Harvest The Infection – Reassortment

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Starting off today's journey into the lesser-known depths of Tech-Death is Harvest The Infection, a Vancouver, Canada based band with a strange yet satisfying sound.  The band recently dropped a new four song EP in July called Reassortment. Unfortunately, it also stands as the bands final release as they unfortunately called it quits a few months ago. Sad as that may be, Reassortment is one hell of a ruthless swansong that I'll certainly keep on spinning for a long time to come. Harvest The Infection have always been a band with an experimental focus who have always surprised me, and Reassortment continues this baffling yet excellent trend. The four songs on Reassortment are all very chameleon-like in nature, you can hear shades of Gorod, Decapitated, The Faceless and Necrophagist within their Hate Eternal inspired core approach. While I'm still bummed they are no more, Harvest The Infection are a band definitely worth checking out with a lot to offer your ears.

Harvest The Infection's Facebook Page

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Gaijin – Gaijin

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For this weeks second band, we travel to India for a taste of their local tech cuisine with Mumbai natives Gaijin. The band recently released their stunning self-titled EP through Transcending Obscurity Productions. While Gaijin consists of only three songs, each of them in just over 4 minutes packs in a bevy of ideas from both older and newer technical death metal acts for a composite vision that's quite unique. This isn't your run-of-the-mill sweep picking and hyper-blasting focused tech-death though to be clear. Gaijin create music more in line with progressive tech-death icons Atheist, Martyr, and Gorguts. It has a certain old-school feel to it at times, but the non-linear song structures have a clearly modern value to them that balances things out nicely. Beyond Diskord, few bands come to mind for me that are doing anything close to this hybridized style between the original technical death metal crowd and the modern sound with it's ever more cramped songwriting style that's developed. In a crowded scene where even many of my favorite acts sound quite similiar, Gaijin have found a way to standout with a fresh take on the style. The release can be purchased at their label's bandcamp.

Gaijin's Facebook Page

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