The Skeptics Review have come across some crazy stuff going on in the United Kingdom! We were just sent a copy of Discordian's EP entitled, Perdition. This 4 track album that was just released in October gives us a heavy metal band where vocals are so tough you will need a throat lozenge just to keep up. The music is no different. It is a fast-paced driving force that gives this band, who have officially been together for a little over a year, our 'go ahead' because of their incredible talent! Let's dig into, Perdition.
Prelude To Damnation
The Prelude To Damnation is the intro to Perdition. Immediately it is intended to send chills up your spine as it evokes a bit of horror. I am very much reminded by Rob Zombie's intro to Hellbilly Deluxe, "Call Of The Zombie". It is intended to give you a bit of a scare but leave you curious to explore further. This was a quick composition according to Will Jessop but blends perfectly with the remaining tracks ahead. A favorite among the band, and already a favorite of mine.
Let me begin by saying the title alone to this track is incredible. It is self explanatory. Often times we repeat the same mistakes after we have healed and until it becomes scarred remnants. The intro to Cut/Stitch/Repeat is very melodic and catchy. The screaming of the vocals speak on different levels. Tiresome, anger, and angst are only a few of what help give these lyrics a more in depth meaning. The heavy vocals are meant to balance evenly with a more harmonic approach as we listen in at the chorus.
" Fragments of an ideal form pathways for the blind to follow.
Ideals born of fragments fueling lust but leaving eyes hollow". I really dig this track for the combination of it lyrics, vocals, and its musicality.
Written By Chris Sargeantson is a heavily written song that affect many. If you read the lyrics without the music it truly is poetry in itself. The track begins on a slow temple on a few power chords. Now it wouldn't be a heavy metal song if we didn't pick up the tempo and added the below octave vocals to give that aggression vibe. I do love the time signature changes as we have the driving drums that lead into a melodic chorus and bridge. The track, although part of a four track EP proves that Discordian have a great passion and talent for their craft.
The unison of the guitar and drums at the intro is a great combination into Bloodletter. Why we choose to listen to a particular song is oftentimes not a random effect unless it is a radio. But we select a certain music to serve as therapy, one of my biggest outlets as opposed to alternatives. Will Jessop wrote this song for that same reason. It is a stress relief, a song that instead of allowing you to give into anxiety, or depression, or ugly thoughts begs the alternative. More times than not, one listens to heavy vocals, driving drums, or shredding guitars and we immediately assume the worst. We judge what we don't understand. Bloodletter pleads, "I cannot let you consume me, I refuse to bow to collapse this time". Whatever adversity we face, there are other sources of releasing those inner demons. A track like this does just that. Guitars on this track add such an advanced element that it simply cannot be described, only admired and be jealous of !
Discordian's EP, Perdition is a taste of heavy metal infused with electronics. They are currently on tour throughout the United Kingdom. They will be in Manchester in December and early 2015 for the Eat You Alive Festival.
Find them, like them, support them because that's what great music is all about. This is the type of music I have been jamming out during my workouts, and its music that should be played on stations like Sirius Octane ! From the UK to my bleeding ears in the United States of America, to wherever you are in the world, it's been incredible jamming out to Discordian !
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