Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dischordia-Project 19

Rogue Records America

Death metal from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma? Does Oklahoma actually have a death metal scene? It must have more death metal bands then would be expected as proven by Dischordia. In reality this 3-piece act, which was formed in 2010 with a 2011 EP, "Creator, Destroyer" also appearing in their catalog, offer up more then your typical paint-by-numbers death metal. Infused with progressive elements and even mathcore reference points, which naturally happens when your influences include everyone from Decapitated to The Dillinger Escape Plan, these 3 guys know how to keep things interesting! With Josh Turner handling lead vocals and bass duties (in a must extreme fashion) this genre-splicing band is rounded out by guitarist/vocalist Keeno and drummer Josh Fallin. There's always something natural about 3 piece metal bands and with Dischordia that statement rings all the more true. It's hard to not appreciate such a technically savvy, brutal beat-down of a band especially when their influences are so wide ranging. Sure, that's a pretty wide-open space between Decapitated's music and the mathcore of The Dillinger Escape Plan, but it doesn't stop there. Old school death metal obviously runs through these grooves. Then again there's influences from the likes of Opeth and Meshuggah to boot! In these tracks there's all of those different elements, but the end-result is still a band that has carved out their own little niche. Yes, it's a fine line to be walked when you're talking about influences verses originality, but these guys have managed to lean heavily on their own distinct groove. Fans of  Decapitated should find much to appreciate about this Oklahoma beast of a band as should those of you who are always on the look-out for new "leaning-forward" death metal.

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