GORGUTS unveil excerpt from new EP

GORGUTS have unleashed a preview from their newest EP!

Much loved and long running technical death metal craftsman GORGUTS have released a new excerpt from their latest EP. This clip has been titled Besieged which is the final part of their latest EP Pleiades’ Dust, this song is a complex and invoking piece of work is arranged masterfully well. No doubt setting the tone for the rest of the album.

GORGUTS mastermind Luc Lemay states: “With Besieged, the composition that is Pleiades’ Dust reaches its last segment. I wanted to have a ‘Funeral March’ feel to it, since it is a dramatic point in the story, when the Mongol invaders destroy the library and most of the books are thrown in the Tigris river. Musically, I wanted to pay tribute to 3 things with the opening doom riff. First, in the progression of the doom riff, throughout the four repeats, I wanted to expose the theme in unison and in counterpoint, among the string instruments, that gets more complex each time. This constitutes an ode to Penderecki’s second violin concerto, which introduces a funeral march feel right after the cadenza. Second, is the guitar tone represents a big nod to the sound of Sunlight studio / HM2. I am absolutely crazy about this guitar tone, which we find on the first ENTOMBED album and also the BLOODBATH records. Those had a massive influence on me, when I was writing Considered Dead. Third, is the ‘doom riff” guitar work that I originally discovered on the first PARADISE LOST album. I was so intrigued by this dark feel in their writing style and that was also a huge influence for the distinct dual guitar riffs on Considered Dead. Therefore this is a tribute to Greg Mackintosh.”


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