May 042016

Caecus-The Funeral Garden


(Austin Weber introduces our premiere of a new song by the Illinois band Caecus.)

Just to get it out of the way from the onset, no this is not the same Caecus from Scotland that NCS covered last year. This Caecus is based in the United States for starters, and play a completely different style of death metal entirely. Now that we’ve cleared up any potental confusion, I can delve into the phenomenal debut single we have for you today called “Perpetual Nightfall” off the band’s upcoming full-length, The Funeral Garden.

These Champaign, Illinois, natives pack a hell of a punch and loads of sonic diversity within the depths of “Perpetual Nightfall”. At its core, the band craft an atmospheric-infused take on technical death metal that also features inklings of black metal elements as well.


Caecus-Group shot tree


What really makes “Perpetual Nightfall” standout from the music of the band’s peers are its fantastic ear-worm riffing, exquisite and memorable leads and melodies, fantastic songwriting, and its penchant for building up an ethereal atmosphere that really transports you somewhere else when you listen to it.

From its opening seconds of heady instrumental calm that are sonically comparable to East Of The Wall, to its following back-and-forth war between light and dark sounds, “Perpetual Nightfall” features all the hallmarks of a rising star doing something notable that’s worth paying attention to.

If you like what you hear, I’ll be streaming The Funeral Garden in full over at Metal-Injection on Tuesday, May 24th. Pre-orders are available below through their Bandcamp.  The Funeral Garden comes out May 31st.



  1. I really appreciate tech death that keeps good songwriting/structure and isn’t all about endlessly masturbating all over the fretboard. This is a great example of that, I’m an instant fan.

  2. This sounds pretty cool! Looking forward to hearing the stream on the 24th =]

    • Glad you’re digging it man! If you want to make sure you don’t miss it, the full stream of it I am doing at MI on the 24th….will be in my weekly Tech-Death Tuesday feature. It usually goes up between 3-5pm Eastern time.

  3. Nice. I saw the release date of 31 May and thought ‘man, that’s a long pre-release delay’. Oh fuck, it’s already May.

  4. Awesome!

  5. Yea I like this. Great intro and excellent transitions throughout. Reminds me of how I felt the first time I heard Amiensus…instant fan. I’ll pre order.

  6. This is really good. A fine accoutrement to Fallujah’s latest. It’s looking like 2016 is going to be a great year for progressive/tech death.

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