Becoming Akh - Abolisher

Becoming Akh: Abolisher EP (2015)

What what I knew about Becoming Akh before coming into their 2015 EP Abolisher.  It was metal, and it was on Transcending Records.  I got the album and about a dozen others like it as part of a campaign to help Transcending Records with a flood that devastated their merchandise.  I even wrote about it on Nine Circles.  The first of a two-part concert album, Abolisher deals in a kind of mechanized progressive death/djent that sits high in a few sonic frequencies and eschews the rest. Continue reading “Becoming Akh: Abolisher EP (2015)”

acephalix - decreation

Acephalix: Decreation (2017)

Acephalix sifts through the filth and muck of old school death metal by carving out their own crossroads where Autopsy meets Entombed and the Swedish HM-2 brigade.  Decreation has a bit more groove and swing in its pockets than you would expect though, and opener “Upon This Alter,” despite having all the requisite guitar squeals and borderline unintelligible grunting pops with a killer hook in its chorus.  Continue reading “Acephalix: Decreation (2017)”