Richard G. : I have barely finished praising one German technical death metal band (see 'Over Your Threshold' elsewhere in this month's issue) or the next super-talented group already presents itself. Just three years ago Sophicide was started by Laszlo and together with Sebastian (guitars) he managed to put together a rather nifty debut record.
'Perdition Of The Sublime' for the largest part makes reference to the known pillars of the genre: Necrophagist, Obscura and a pinch of Death. But Sophicide have managed to give their own spin to the genre. In the fast parts the bpms are above average, which makes the overall sound lean more towards grind. On the other hand the guitars are a bit more melodic than average, you could even accuse them of sounding a tad Gothenburg-y (see for example 'Freedom Of Mind'). For the rest the record for sure contains enough variation in tempo. The only part these youngsters could focus on is the differentiation within the faster parts. After multiple listens, they still sound rather alike. All in all 'Perdition Of The Sublime' can still be called a rather successfull album within the genre. Now we wait for the follow-up album which is for sure going to blow our minds!