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Gorod – A Maze of Recycled Creeds

Label: Listenable / Release Date: 16th October 2015
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French Technical Death Metal band Gorod has been around for just above ten years. And in that time, they have been very active, having released a grand total of five full-length albums in that time. The newest of these is entitled A Maze of Recycled Creeds and is a Technical extravaganza, spread across eleven tracks and forty-eight minutes. Right off the bat Gorod makes it very clear that they are very talented musicians, and damn proud of it. The album is riddled with technically challenging riffs, breakdowns and excellent drums to back it up, as well as quite good growls doing their best to tie the album together. The overall feel of the album is heavily influenced by this, the heavy demand for advanced riffs and routines, which makes it clearly focused towards the more progressive-minded fans (which I, sadly in this case, am not). Nevertheless, I cannot deny the obvious dedication and talent of the band, and A Maze of Recycled Creeds is most likely just another stepping stone up the ladder of the Death Metal pillars. As I said, Gorod is a technically talented band, and I would therefore recommend them to fans of such a style of Death Metal. However, if you are looking for a more wholesome experience regarding deep lyrics (and, like me, fewer breakdowns), you might want to look elsewhere. But that aside, I would still recommend listening to the track ”Temple to the Art – God” as is shows exactly what these five dedicated French musicians can accomplish.


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