Thursday, August 25, 2011


In honor of last weeks Polish festival here on Long Island I'm going to urge you to check out Beheading Machine from Poland. They put out an EP called "Psalm of the tripping god" for free download and it's really good. These guys are top notch musicians and tend to bookend complex tech death excursions with very solid, machine like grooves that remind me at times of old Dying Fetus if they had listened to more Meshuggah than Internal Bleeding. The vocals are very brutal and range between a throaty roar to a very angry guttural voice. Over the years I've noticed a certain tone to the guttural vocals of alot of Polish bands. As opposed to a low gurgly type of voice, they often use a very throaty, almost raspy type of guttural voice that at times sounds like a Giant or ogre. I first and most distinctly noticed this tone in the unpitchshifted vocals on Dead Infection's classic "A chapter of Accidents", and have since noticed it in the vocals of various Polish bands such as Damnable, Incarnated, and even in some Squash Bowels songs. If you listen to later Vader albums also, the vocals often sound hoarse and have some of this strained sounding quality. Don't get me wrong, I like the tone and have tried to emulate it in my own work many times, but it is something that I have mainly noticed in Polish bands. Download this, and stop by for some Kielbasa and cabbage anytime.
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