Saturday, July 4, 2015

Doctoring the Dead by Metallic Taste of Blood

Come for the metal,
stay for the compositions,
throw labels away.

For Doctoring the Dead, the 2nd album from progressive metal band Metallic Taste of Blood, to not make my list of favorite albums of 2015 the latter half of the year will have to be a glorious orgasm of new music.

MToB's lineup for their 2nd album is Eraldo Bernocchi (guitars), Colin Edwin (Bass), Ted Parsons (drums), and "select contributions" by keyboardist Roy Powell.  The album's tracks number 8: Ipsissimus, Pashupati, Synthetic Tongue, Doctoring the Dead, Blind Voyeur, Day of Bones, Murder Burger, and The Death of Pan.

Relative to their 2012, self-titled first album, Doctoring the Dead is tighter, more refined, more focused, but perhaps paradoxically even more exploratory. This trio stretches the sonic space defined by their instrumentation and the result ranges from buzzing, discordant heaviness to velvety smoothness; from a raging thunderstorm to a swollen river rushing by in the night. Give the teaser a listen.

You can find MToB on the web at and on Twitter at @tasteofmetal. Their albums are available at Rare Noise Records.

"I don't know a lot about music but I sure like the sound it makes."

I received no compensation of any kind for this review.

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