The Demonization is the latest full-length from Kansas City technical death metal brutalists, AHTME. Initially issued by the band, under their original moniker of The Roman Holiday in 2013 and now seeing official release by Unique Leader Records later this month, the forty-minute bruiser was recorded with Navene Koperweis (Animosity, Animals As Leaders, Entheos) in San Francisco.
In advance of its release, today Heavy Blog Is Heavy hurls forth the crushing, new play-through video for sixth track, “Defeat Zeke.” Get viewing and fell the burn at THIS LOCATION.
If you missed it, you can also sample AHTME’s video accompaniment to “The Sentinel’s Order,” HERE at No Clean Singing, who first issued of the track: “It’s very difficult to predict how the band’s sound might have changed in the significant stretch of years since the song was recorded… But taking it as we find it — set against the eye-popping footage of the band performing the song — these guys can fly like the wind. The music is fast and furious, but not simply a blizzard of beats, notes, and spit-fire growls. While it is indeed a dose of jet-fueled decimation, it’s also a catchy tech-death beast. So now we have evidence that these dudes have impressive technical chops and some songwriting flair as well. It will be interesting to see what comes next….”
Forged in 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri, AHTME brings a signature and unique sound to the table. Start with surgically precise but groove-infused guitar riffs, lay them atop a percussion section as sturdy as a field of steel girders and as intricate as a handmade Swiss grandfather clock, throw in a heaping helping of raw, violent vocal incursions, and you have yourself AHTME. Following a near three-year hiatus, AHTME, are indeed back with a proverbial vengeance.
To preorder The Demonization point your browser to THIS LOCATION.