There are plenty of die-hard tech-death fans out there who seem to slather praise on any band who go fast and demonstrate the level of athleticism and dexterity that’s required to discharge thousands of beats and notes in a short span of minutes. For many other people, listening to that kind of music is an endurance contest, like trudging forward through a gale-force blizzard, head down and just hoping to find shelter as soon as possible. Even for those people, and maybe especially for those people, Godless Truth‘s new album will be a welcome discovery.
We don’t mean to suggest that Godless Truth is a new discovery for everyone. After all, this Czech band have been around since the early ’90s, and their new self-titled album is the fifth full-length in a career that’s approaching the end of a third decade. But 18 years have passed since Godless Truth‘s last album, and it’s been a dozen years since their last EP, so they may indeed be a new discovery for many.
Moreover, this new album is emerging at a time when blizzard bands have saturated the tech-death scene, many of them engaged in an ever-escalating arms race for speed and volume of notes and beats. In that context, Godless Truth‘s music is especially welcome, for reasons that are well-demonstrated in the song we’re premiering today in advance of the album’s March 4 release by Transcending Obscurity Records.