Genre: Technical Death Metal
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Hiroshima Will Burn is a five piece technical death metal band with it’s very own blend of genres, which they successfuly tear apart and use to create their own original sound. Years ago I was introduced to this band, ironically, by an Asian guy. Not having heard many technical death metal bands, immediately I was surprised by their technical guitar playing. Hiroshima Will Burn opened up a whole new world for me to explore in the technical death metal scene.
The first song off of their full length album, “Methodical Disfigurement”, starts off right away without an unnecessary introduction. They jump right into technical riffs, drum fills, and fast paced vocals. Their ability to create fast single note riffs is up to the likes of Necrophagist, yet they give me enough breathing room to be understand what’s going on in each song. Their drums almost seem unlikely to be played by a human being, yet their drummer, Josh Reynolds, executes with unbelievable perfection. The vocalist has a broad range of vocals which surpass that of other vocalist. His range includes everything from lows, mids, highs, and false chord screaming. After the first three songs of the album pump you up with complete and utter technicality, the band put in a beautiful instrumental track, “Laberinto”, to divide up the album. At 3:49, it’s a bit of a lengthy instrumental track, but I recommend listening to it in it’s entirety, as it contains a spooky and dark element that adds depth.
Enough of calming and relaxing ambiance. The rest of the album was conceived by pure genius and great musicianship. One of my favorite songs off the album, “Defilement”, proves that bassist are in fact an essential part of a band. Not only at the very beginning on this song, but as well as in other songs such as “Enigmatic Consumption”, Anthony Mar shows off his talent. “Defilement” slows down after 1:10 a bit more than any of the other tracks, which adds more variety in tempos. Unfortunately, we hear the very last note of this great album two songs later. My only complaint was the abrupt ending that only left me wanting more music from Hiroshima Will Burn. Overall one of the greatest, and personally one of my favorite technical death metal albums to date.
For fans of The Faceless, The Vile Impurity, Vale Of Pnath