Gorguts - Streaming New EP Excerpt

As you probably know, Gorguts are returning this year with new material to be released in the form of one 33-minute track EP Pleiades' Dust. The Canadian tech death metallers are now streaming the final part of the song, called "Besieged" online. It's a 7-minute excerpt and you can enjoy it in all its glory below.

This EP is a concept based around the medieval 'House of Wisdom' in the city of Baghdad and will be out on the 13th of May on Season of Mist. Check out more new material here.

Gorguts mastermind Luc Lemay states: "With 'Besieged', the composition that is Pleiades' Dust reaches its last segment. I wanted to have a 'Funeral March' feel to it, since it is a dramatic point in the story, when the Mongol invaders destroy the library and most of the books are thrown in the Tigris river. Musically, I wanted to pay tribute to 3 things with the opening doom riff. First, in the progression of the doom riff, throughout the four repeats, I wanted to expose the theme in unison and in counterpoint, among the string instruments, that gets more complex each time. This constitutes an ode to Penderecki's second violin concerto, which introduces a funeral march feel right after the cadenza. Second, is the guitar tone represents a big nod to the sound of Sunlight studio / HM2. I am absolutely crazy about this guitar tone, which we find on the first Entombed album and also the Bloodbath records. Those had a massive influence on me, when I was writing Considered Dead. Third, is the 'doom riff' guitar work that I originally discovered on the first Paradise Lost album. I was so intrigued by this dark feel in their writing style and that was also a huge influence for the distinct dual guitar riffs on Considered Dead. Therefore this is a tribute to Greg Mackintosh."

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Gorguts
Posted: 06.04.2016 by BloodTears


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06.04.2016 - 21:01
Awesome cant wait
07.04.2016 - 02:26
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Sounds quite a bit more abstract than their previous effort, which is really awesome. Definitely got me hyped for the full thing

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