Sophicide Perdition of the Sublime

Sophicide Perdition of the Sublime
This German tech-death band sound shockingly accomplished for a group releasing their debut album. But considering their The Art of Atrocity EP was released in 2009, the group, which originally began as a one-man project, have had time to perfect these songs. And perfected they are, every stop/start timed to a millisecond, every insane guitar squealing run nailed down, every blast beat perfect, everything right where it should be. It's almost to a fault: combined with the pristine production, you're kind of left wishing for a bit more humanity to come creeping through. But there's so much crazy musicianship and so many cool, unique ideas (particularly with the guitar work ― check out "Of Lust and Vengeance"), you just get swept along with it all, even if it sounds like robots have created this music, which has become far too technical and heavy for human beings to even comprehend, with their lousy, puny little minds. And, hey, one more "perdition" title for the annals of death metal never hurt anyone. (Willowtip)