Hey there, tech fiends. It's that time of the week again. Before we dive into today's focus, here's the usual weekly reminder that if you're looking for even more sick bands to hear, all prior editions of this series can be perused here.
I've got another really killer early premiere for you today, from recent newcomers Xythlia. The one-man band born from the mind of Ashbringer multi-instrumentalist Nick Stanger will be dropping their debut album, Immortality Through Quantum Suicide, this Friday through I, Voidhanger Records. As usual, you can read on to learn more about the band and the release, or, scroll below quickly to start checking it out.
I've always been upfront that my tastes in tech-death will always lean a bit more towards what is unconventional or a fresh way of creating it. Both of these aims are achieved by Xythlia on Immortality Through Quantum Suicide. For all of its jarring chaos and unnerving darkness, this album bridges multiple gaps between sub-styles of extreme metal in a surprisingly sophisticated way that I've rarely heard. To my ears, the songs on this album sound like a hellish collision between The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Psyopus, Ulcerate, and Krallice. Clocking in at under thirty minutes, Immortality Through Quantum Suicide packs an impressive punch without boring you for even a second.
As usual, I asked if I could get some additional information about the album and was told that "Immortality Through Quantum Suicide came about as an outlet for the myriad of emotions and anxieties I had during quarantine. I was put on temporary leave from my day job and had nothing but time on my hands, so I threw myself into writing the heaviest and most chaotic riffs I possibly could with my trusty 8 string. Everything about the record was spontaneously impulsive, normally when I make a record the writing, demoing, and recording are all separate steps. With this one I recorded the whole thing as I was writing it. Which is why I finished it so quickly, I believe I pretty much started it in April and finished in June."
Very few bands are crafting unorthodox tech-death as nutty as Immortality Through Quantum Suicide is. So be sure to check out our early full stream of it below. Pre-orders for the album are available in CD form here and digitally on Bandcamp here. You can follow the band over on the Xythlia Facebook Page.