Monday, August 15, 2011

Flourishing - The Sum of All Fossils (2011)

Full Length, The Path Less Traveled Records
August 2nd, 2011

Genre: Technical Death Metal
Region: USA

Taking a similar approach that Baring Teeth did with their recent release Atrophy, Flourishing look to From Wisdom To Hate/Obscura era Gorguts (and to some extent Ulcerate) to create a fairly interesting and unique tech death album. Though I've only spun Atrophy a few times this year I'm digging this on first listen a little more. Rather than pure Gorguts worship Flourishing manage to carve their own sound out of that template and create their own path with it (not that pure Gorguts worship isn't awesome when done right).

A lot of dissonant/angular riffs, vocals that shift between hoarse death growls (quite like Luc) and more clean and strained yelling, and fast drumming. Some of the slower moments have hints of Ulcerate with big bendy chords that create an atmospheric wall.

In 320. Definitely give this a listen if you like strange, angular death metal.

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