Crowned, “the undisputed kings of melodic tech death,” by MetalSucks, and, “one of the best technical death metal bands out there,” by Metal Injection, long-active French brutalizers, GOROD are readying to unleash the brain-fraying fruits of their long-awaited A Maze Of Recycled Creeds full-length in in North America later this month via Unique Leader Records.
Based on unfathomable fantasies created by various secret societies and mystical orders, A Maze Of Recycled Creeds, a record now three-years in the waiting, 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.
Already reaping the approval of the extreme metal underground, 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, “GOROD have done it again… 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, and even when they’re reining in their eccentricity a bit, as on the more stereotypically tech-tastic ‘Dig Into Yourself,’ they’re still head-and-shoulders above the majority of their peers when it comes to sheer style and inventiveness… 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.”
Check out some footage of the A Maze Of Recycled Creeds studio sessions below and if you missed it, sample “Temple To The Art God” still playing at Metal Injection at THIS LOCATION as well as “Celestial Nature” streaming at Decibel at THIS LOCATION.