“As usual, the band totally wrecked shit, once again melding expert songwriting with mind-blowing musicianship, continuing to push extreme music in bold new directions and making 99% of all other bands in the subgenre look like amateurs in the process.” – MetalSucks
A Maze Of Recycled Creeds is the long-anticipated new full-length from French technical death metal punishers, GOROD. A record now three-years in the waiting centered around unfathomable fantasies created by various secret societies and mystical orders, A Maze Of Recycled Creeds is a near-fifty-minute-long work of diabolic genius spewing forth eleven tracks of arthritis-inducing riffs, spiraling, harmony-rich fret decompositions, surgically-precise time shifts, blasts, brawn and an incessant barrage of malicious vocal onslaughts. Crowned, “the undisputed kings of melodic tech death,” by MetalSucks, and, “one of the best technical death metal bands out there,” by Metal Injection, the record will see official release in North America TOMORROW via Unique Leader Records.
In celebration of its impending detonation, today MetalSucks is streaming the record in its flooring entirety noting, “As usual, the band totally wrecked shit, once again melding expert songwriting with mind-blowing musicianship, continuing to push extreme music in bold new directions and making 99% of all other bands in the subgenre look like amateurs in the process.”
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Earning the adulation of the extreme metal underground for weeks now, The Circle Pit calls A Maze Of Recycled Creeds a, “…prowling, explorative, complex, intelligent work of effervescent skill,” with a, “dark intensity all of its own that needs to be pathologically explored.” Rock ‘N’ Reel Reviews concurs, “A Maze Of Recycled Creeds is one exceptionally well-executed, dynamic, record, shifting within itself, building crescendos and diving into valleys, keeping things fresh and interesting at all times…Impeccable musicianship, energetic vocals and fresh lyrical content and concepts justify multiple listens. GOROD‘s new record is sure to melt faces and overawe even the most jaded tech-death fans.” Heavy Blog Is Heavy notes, “A Maze Of Recycled Creeds easily stands as the best tech death release of the year thus far by what is frankly a ridiculous margin. The band’s highly diverse mix of influences – and their boundless ability to combine all of them together this succinctly – makes for an incredible listening experience, and one not to be missed by any fan of tastefully written heavy music,” while No Clean Singing issues, “in lesser hands, this mixing of jazz/funk/prog/fusion/metal would likely end up as an unlistenable mess, but you only have to look to the weirdly infectious, stop-motion fretwork of ‘An Order To Reclaim’ (which concludes with an audaciously epic, funk-doom outro) to see the Frenchmen make it look almost effortless … Hopefully the madcap creativity and sheer imagination displayed here will finally be enough to ensure that the band get the wider recognition and approbation they deserve.” Adds Metal Injection of the record’s second track, “‘Temple To The Art God’ is a dizzying display of songwriting talent told through what I’d imagine a Salvador Dali painting might sound like with a distortion pedal. GOROD, as usual, writes insane riffs that manage to get stuck in my head without ever once seeming needlessly placed within the song.”
Elsewhere the sentiment resonates. Teeth Of The Divine praises a record that shatters, “the myth that tech death is just all about skill but not memorable songwriting,” adding, “GOROD are simply turning the genre on its head while delivering one of the year’s very best and entertaining albums.” Dead Rhetoric hails, “GOROD continues to evolve and progress while others are content to ride their coattails. A Maze Of Recycled Creeds is one of the year’s strongest tech death offerings,” while Metal Wani applauds a record doused in, “so many accents and so much articulation to absorb, with a beautiful contrast between overlapping patterns, intense melodies, and heavy riffage.” Adds Glacially Musical, “of Animals As Leaders or Felix Martin decided that they wanted to be a band like Metallica…It might come out like this.”