Tech-Death Tuesday: Newcomers EZERATH Prove Their Worth On Overture: The Heir Apparent
Hey there tech fiends, it's that time of the week for tasty shred to spew forth from your speakers. Once again, I've got an early stream for today's edition by an exciting new band. But before we dive into the new Ezerath, here's the usual weekly reminder that if you're looking for more music, all prior editions of this series can be perused here.
Solo projects in tech-death have a spotty track record, there's something about the complexity of the style that tends to do better when born from multiple minds. Then again, there's always exceptions to that rule, and Ezerath are one of those exceptions. Ezerath is the solo project of Montreal-based musician Jeremy Vocino-Montpetit, who has been working on the album for over three years now from inception to completion. On Overture: The Heir Apparent he performs all of the guitars, vocals, songwriting, programming, and the mixing/mastering too. The only person on the album besides him is the occassional bit of clean singing on some songs courtesy of Felicia Weinmann.
To put it succinctly, Ezerath deliver a Canadian tech-death take on an overall (mainly) american style of tech-death, and the end product is quite an interesting experience. The music on Overture: The Heir Apparent reminds me of an eclectic mix between Rivers Of Nihil, Fallujah, Opeth, Behemoth, and The Faceless all rolled into one. So you get a blend of tech-death that's groovy, proggy, and atmospheric, while still delivering a pummeling onslaught at the same time. There's also a symphonic angle to the music here that fans of groups like Irreversible Mechanism, Singularity, and Fleshgod Apocalypse will really enjoy. Each and every song is full of killer riffs, fat heavy grooves, smooth leads, and usually, a sexy solo as well.
Jeremy stated he's been working on this material for several years, and that shows in the quality of the music from start to finish. The sound he has achieved on this album is multi-faceted and breathtaking, with a little something in it for everyone's tastes. So jam Overture: The Heir Apparent below, and if you're digging it, you can pre-order it through the Ezerath Bandcamp page ahead of it's official release on Friday, June 23rd. Be sure to follow Ezerath over on their Facebook page as well.