Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Design Abstract – Technotheism (2021)


For fans Septicflesh, Scar Symmetry, Dimmu Borgir, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Machina

Album Title: Technotheism
Release Date: Jan 29th, 2021
Label: Abstrakted Records                
Distribution: Distrokid | Youtube | | Spotify

The Design Abstract is a two-piece sci-fi-themed symphonic melo-death band from Ontario, Canada consisting of Logan Mayhem (guitar, songwriting, synth programming), and Voiicide (bass, vocals, scoring, additional sampling/programming). The band formed with a single goal: to create a blend of industrial-influenced symphonic metal that had never been done before. Since the debut album Emanate in 2017, The Design Abstract has sought to shed the antiquated tendencies of orchestral metal bands, instead pushing far into the future conceptually and lyrically. With each subsequent release (Corrupt in 2019 and Esoteric in 2020), the band pushed further into “melodic death metal” territory, brandishing more comprehensive riffs, technical drum writing, and more guttural vocals, but never lost the industrial-electronic edge or the massive and dramatic orchestral passages. The cumulation of this sound is their latest album Technotheism due out Jan 29, 2021.

A grandiose display of musicality, technicality, and narrative, the sophomore full length is a monumental 13-track work of symphonic melodic death metal that tells a cyberpunk story of a group of rebels fighting to regain control of Earth. It ranges from technical guitar work to atmospheric electronic passages, and just about everything in between. One thing you’ll notice about Technotheism is how it’s structured and how it all flows together. The pattern of the types of tracks, the order, and their function was very carefully planned out in a way that few albums are.  

Album Title: Technotheism
Release Date: Jan 29th, 2021
Label: Abstrakted Records                
Distribution: Distrokid

Track Listing:
1. Relentless (2:05)
2. Deus Est Machina (6:33)
3. The Apotheosis (1:54)
4. Among the Stars (1:36)
5. The Resistance (4:37)
6. Voidwalkers (3:46)
7. The Omnisphere (1:32)
8. Data Shield Attack (6:18)
9. The Return (3:41)
10. Elucidate (1:11)
11. Parallel Projection (3:46)
12. Annihilation (3:46)
13. A World of One (4:00)
Album Length: 44:50

Album Credits:
• All songs performed by: Voiicide & Logan Mayhem
• All songs written by: Voiicide & Logan Mayhem
• Produced by: Voiicide @ Abstrakted Records
• Mixed by: Voiicide @ Abstrakted Records
• Mastered by: Voiicide @ Abstrakted Records
• Album Artwork by: Roger Creus
• Canadian Content (MAPL)

Album Band Line Up:
• Voiicide – bass, songwriting, scoring/programming, lyrics, vocals
• Logan Mayhem – guitars, additional songwriting, sampling
• Guitar solos on track 2 by Luke Robinson
• Guest vocals on track 2 by Megurine Luka

2021 – Technotheism – LP
2020 – Esoteric EP
2019 – Corrupt EP
2017 – Emanate – LP
(as band name ‘Design.’)
2016 – Catharsis – LP
2013 – Apotheosis

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