Thursday 16 April 2020

VIDEO PREMIERE: "The Stench" by Fermentor

Over the years there are many examples of high-class forward thinking death metal bands, Death and Atheist were perhaps two of the main pioneers, however modern death metal bands such as Ulcerate continue to innovate. For me a true innovator is Ron Jarzombek (his legacy needs to introduction), I mean the guy should be a friggin’ legend by now and his instrumental death metal project Blotted Science, featuring Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse fame, is full of mathy time signature, abstract guitar godliness and outright brutlality, which segues us nicely to emerging instrumental death metal duo Fermentor whose musical chemistry is one of the best to emerge from scene.

Whilst not as jaw droppingly technical at Blotted Science, Fermentor’s compositions dares to defy listeners expectations of what instrumental metal can be and after experimenting on two EPs and a demo, the duo are finally ready to drop their first full-length, entitled “Continuance” and enter the fray once more.

Kicking off the album is “The Stench” and there’s no hanging around as riffs whizz past like bullets and the drums fire off into hyper-speed. Guitarist Adam Wollach’s blend of styles is fascinating: at parts it draws from Dysrhythmia and Behold...the Arctopus in all their tech-death glory; in others there are hints of the extreme end of thrash à la Revocation; further still, there is moments of jazzy fusion to throw the listener off the scent, before the track then dives back into technical chaos.  Drummer Dylan Marks is ferocious and relentless on his kit as he blasts and rolls, though naturally there are plenty of more technical moments to dazzle as well.

“Continuance” will undoubtedly be of interest to all who appreciate forward-thinking music of a technical and progressive nature. Fermentor have struck the ball out of the park on this one, and it is guaranteed to garner them a lot of attention. The album drops on June 12th  and you can check out the outrageous video for “The Stench” below

Band info: Instagram || facebook