Thursday, October 16, 2008

MOTD - Neuraxis: Technical, Melodic and Canadian. An awesome combination!

Mp3 Of The Day

Band/Artist: Neuraxis
Song: A Curative Struggle
Album: Live Progression
Style: Technical Melodic Death Metal
country/location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
release: 2007

First of all, I have no idea what the rate this song titles mean and no I'm not on drugs. Just felt like writing something random hehe.

Second of all, this is another band that was supposed to play Sunday night and I was really looking forward to seeing but obviously didn't play. Neuraxis is a Canadian band who produces a technical yet melodic form of death metal. The riffs are incredibly fast, skillful and well constructed, drawing on many influences ranging from thrash to black metal and even going to some progressive themes. The song starts off with a very black influenced passage with fast blast beats and fills then morphing into a groovy highly melodic riff. Then they go into a lighter more progressive section that has little distortion before going back into the full extreme of metal. The vocalist also utilizes a variety of styles, but is most comfortable with a mid ranged growl. This recording is also taken from a performance they did in Quebec City, which fully shows off their skill at riff making as well as keeping things catchy. (since they're in a french speaking area, the inbetween song chatting with the audience is in french, which is amusing cus the songs and song titles are in english hehe) This song has been a favorite of mine for while, though I can't say whether this is their "best song." It's a kick ass piece of extreme metal. I look forward to seeing them finally when they return to the area in November!

Neuraxis - A Curative Struggle