Metal Bulletin Zine (est. 2006) is a metal music zine (Seattle region), online and on paper. 160 issues so far.
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Saturday, December 12, 2015
release: 4 December 2015
Tech-death audiences into dissonant, plodding, jarring sounds will need to hear what these Jersey guys have come up with this time around. It’s not speed-based per se, although there is some of that, of course. It is a gigantic mass of ear-rattling slow growling thick heaviness that they are doing and it will probably sound disturbing and sweet to the tech-death ear. It’s not easy listening, for sure, but this band is not easy and that has not changed.
If you are new to the band, here’s a bit of information about them:
Formed in 2007, DYSTROPHY was spawned from a DIY ethic that has stuck with the band to this day. Progressing from the rapid technical approach of their first album, 2010’s Chains Of Hypocrisy, DYSTROPHY has since refined their style, and on Wretched Host the band weaves an intensely personal tale of mental health into a savage and dissonant style of technical death metal. The album was tracked and mixed at One Stone Recording Studio, and mastered at West West Side Music. Initially self-released in June with a small amount of copies made available directly from the band, a few months later Wretched Host caught attention of Polish label Selfmadegod, which lead to signing official deal and proper worldwide release. The band’s forward-thinking and procedural death metal that will appeal to fans of Death, Gorguts, Atheist, Voivod, Ripping Corpse, Humans Remains, Deathspell Omega and the like.