Aug 232012

Masachist is a Polish band I feel I should have known about before now, given that they include two members of Vesania — drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski  (formerly with Vader, and live drummer for Dimmu Borgir) and bassist Filip “Heinrich” Halucha — and two former members of Decapitated — vocalist Wojciech “Pig”/”Sauron” Wasowicz (Anal Stench) and bassist Heinrich again — in addition to whirlwind guitarists Thrufel (ex-Azarath) and Aro (Shadows Land, Torquemada).

The band released their debut album (Death March Fury) in 2009, and they have a follow-up entitled Scorned due for release on September 3 via Selfmadegod Records. Yesterday the band released a song from the new album called “Opposing Normality”, which follows a previously released track, “The Process of Elimination”. Both songs are definitely worth hearing.

The music is bone-jarring death metal, fast and technical but somewhat unorthodox in its approach, with scale-leaping, minor-key riffs, unexpected ambient passages, and eerie soloing. There’s an alien quality to the songs, both machine-like and insectile, like the scurrying and swarming of a hive of bio-mech centipedes the size of mastiffs. It’s both brutal and otherworldly, like a death metal version of Blotted Science.

I’m digging this strange brew, but I’m curious what you make of it. Check out the two songs after the jump and leave some comments.



Masachist can be found on Facebook via this link. The eye-catching cover art is by Anna Rosół of Trynity Art Studio. The new album can be pre-ordered here.

  7 Responses to “MASACHIST: “SCORNED” ON THE WAY”

  1. Good stuff. It has a later Gorguts feel to it. Definitely looking forward to hearing the whole thing.

  2. great stuff indeed!!!! definetly will check this release!!!

  3. It’s difficult to imagine that any fan of Brutal Death Metal wouldn’t at least bob their heads to this. That said, I really dig some of the other elements presented here; it’s both challenging and impressive to incorporate what appears to be a sort of “dark ethereal” feeling, or a cohesive “ambiance” within the confines of this genre. Bravo.

  4. Ths is good but you should check out another Polish band too – thier name is Lost Soul and they play more epic and technical shit, they have great solos too. Here is their last album:
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  5. Sorry for double comment, here’s the proper link (I hope so):

  6. My neck is broken. This is really good. I will definitely get this.

  7. The album has been released on the Selfmadegod Bandcamp now. I added it to Metal Bandcamp.

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