This is a two track EP from Tasmanian Technical Death Metal band, Psycroptic. They have been around since early 2000’s and have released a good handful of albums. This is my first listen to this group and I can say they have a solid technical sound which incorporates a lot of melodic Death Metal influence. I would even say I can hear and feel some metalcore/deathcore vibes, which I am not totally a fan of. However, this band happens to still catch my ear and interest.
Highly technical guitar licks and heavy drumming elevate this sound to something beyond the catchy and melodic riffs and even breakdowns, which I am normally not into at all. I can say for sure that the guitar riffs and musicianship is top tier for this release. My main complaints are purely born from my personal tastes. I am not the hugest fan of the production, there isn’t much rawness or brutality here. The vocal are also not my favourite. They are sitting in the middle of the vocal range and for me are a little too akin to metalcore. Not a bad release for fans of modern metal. (Fetid Priest of Pestilence)