Thaetas - Shrines to Obscurity
Tape - trans. w/black pad
Equal parts Defeated Sanity/Disgorge brutality, Gorguts-esque angular dissonance, 90s Suffocation, Death, Cynic technicality and NY attitude.
"Thætas brings a hybridized approach to extreme death metal. The band combines the brutal elements of bands like Defeated Sanity with the angular and technical aspects of Gorguts and Suffocation. On a track like "Dearth," that synthesis is quite apparent. Over three and a half minutes, Thætas paces between punishing rhythms and off-kilter blasts of bass lines and riffing. It's almost like lightning in a bottle. The quintet harnesses many of death metal's greats and their respective ideals and funnels it through their own depiction."
- Cody Davis, Metal Injection