|OMNIHILITY – The next generation of blazingly technical brutality|
|Skriven av Daniel Löfquist|
|Skapad 2013-03-29 19:34|
Technical death/grind is not only hard to play. It is also hard to find the right balance between memorable songwriting and hyperfast technical brutality. One new-comer that does this with impressive excellence and clearly inspired by NILE, ORIGIN and other masters of the genre is four-piece OMNIHILITY from Eugene, Oregon, in the US. Their debut album "Biogenesis" was released in September of last year and after buying it recently I was so impressed I got in touch with them to have a talk. Guitarist Dan Rabago was kind enough to answer my questions.
Your first album, "Biogenesis", has been out for some time now. What kind of feedback have you gotten so far?
The album was released as a joint deal between Butchered Records and Sevared Records. How did that deal come to be and will upcoming releases be put out by these labels as well?
– Our vocalist John Kurzejeski used to play in the band HABORYM on Butchered Records and sent Patrick Pagan, owner of Butchered Records, our two song demo we recorded. Butchered and Sevared are brother labels so Patrick and Barrett (Amiss, owner of Sevared Records) decided to work together to release our debut album. It was a one album deal. We are now signed to Unique Leader Records for a three album deal so expect our next three albums to be through them.
Technical and fast death metal with the amount of detail that yours has presents some unique challenges when trying to get the right production. If it sounds too thick it's hard to hear what's going on and if it's too clear it may lose heaviness. How was your experience when recording "Biogenesis" and what steps did you take to get the sound just right?
Playing the kind of hyper-technical and fast death metal that you play seems almost like a competative sport. Do you need to rehearse and practice a lot?
In your experience, is there a sense of competition and one-upmanship between bands?
I'm guessing you're getting a bit tired of being compared to ORIGIN by now, but their influence on your music is pretty obvious. What are some of the other acts that have inspired you and helped mold your sound?
Rumour has it that prior to the "Biogenesis"-album you actually recorded an EP and a full-length album but that these were never released. Could you tell me about that and what happened with those recordings?
With the album out and your reputation as a solid technical death/grind-act steadily growing, where do you go from here? Will there be any touring? Anything outside of the US? Any new material starting to take form already?
Yes, it's a clichée, but I just had to... Any last words?
Below is the official video for the title track of "Biogenesis". Watch it, be impressed, and go buy the album!