Hey there fellow tech-fiends. I hope at least some of you liked last week's early stream of Solinaris-Deranged. It's a weird record for sure, and often veers more towards prog than pure tech-death depending on the song. So if you want something more in your face and speedy, this week's edition should offer something more to your liking!
Today, we focus on an early stream of California Tech-Death Natives Symbiotic, not to be confused with that other Symbiotic from Mexico. So it's a similar situation to what happened last year when a new Acrania from Mexico released a sick album amid an already decently well known Acrania from the UK.
But enough about that, on to the music, which is jaw-dropping to hear unfold due to the tremendous face ripping nature of this self-titled six song EP. Though its far from being a solely face-smashing experience, as Symbiotic has some real depth to it with plenty of diversity from song to song to keep you engaged. To me, Symbiotic brings to mind Deeds Of Flesh styled brutal tech mixed with Origin, Hate Eternal, and the weird alien-like brutal-tech that Wormed deliver.
The result blends together into a chaotic, yet calculated, hybridized amalgamation of tech death that really gets me excited. I also have to throw some props at the artist, because the cover art is incredible! As it turns out, the artist is actually the band's own guitarist, Nathan Lee. Color me additionally impressed. Symbiotic-Symbiotic is a brutal work of art, one whose strange mix of elegant lead playing and frenetic supercharged rhythms bend with a beautifully twisted flow and fluidity to the songwriting.
If you like what you hear, Symbiotic drops on 4/20, and the band has physical cd pre-orders, as well as album art adorned t-shirt/cd combos for sale over at their Bigcartel store. I can see a lot of people digging this, so be sure to follow them on Facebook.