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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Review: Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust

Finally a new release of Canada’s finest: GORGUTS!

GORGUTS started in 1989 and made their first full length in 1991; “ Considered Dead.” They dropped a huge bomb in Death Metal country with this excellent debut. The follow up album, “ The Erosion of Sanity” (1993), was even better, but it wasn’t until the 1998 album “ Obscura” was released, that GORGUTS defined their custom made sound from old school death metal to technical progressive experimental death metal only GORGUTS can deliver. There are bands that sound familiar (Obscura, Crytopsy, Neuraxis, Beyond Creation) but they will always be a band in a league of their own. After “From Wisdom to Hate” was released, they split up in 2005.

And now, three years, after one of the best ever comeback albums in death metal history (Colored Sands / 2013), they have returned to blow our minds once again. Mastermind and founding member Luc Lemay brings you a 1 song EP called “ Pleiades Dust.” 33 minutes of total awesomeness! The EP is based on the "House of Wisdom", a medieval library based in Baghdad and at the heart of the Golden Age of Islam with its many scientific breakthroughs in various fields of learning. Roughly, the EP is built up in 4 parts and feels and sounds like a bizarre, sick and epic movie soundtrack. There are many atmospheric and bombastic parts and a lot of brutal and experimental death metal parts (of course). It is almost like every riff tells a different and horrible story. There is so much going on at times and so little going on and the other time. This is a well-made piece of art that is never been done before (at least not that I now of). On the other hand; you must be a huge fan of GORGUTS and this genre; 33 minutes is a long and heavy trip. This is a 100% love it or hate it record. The choice is yours, you know my opinion…..

Tip: put on your headphones and close your eyes.

EP: Pleiades Dust
Release date: May 13th, 2016
1. Pleiades Dust (33 min)
Luc Lemay: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Hufnagel: Rhythm & Lead Guitar
Colin Marston: Bass
Patrice Hamelin: Drums
Style: Progressive / Technical Death Metal

Written by Remco Kreft

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