Get Ready to Be Blown Away: Archspire Takes Extreme Technical Death Metal to the Next Level
Hell(o) music fans. Today I would like to introduce a nice heavy hitting band straight outta Canada.
This one is Archspire, an extreme technical death metal band formed in 2007 (as Defenstrated, changing their name to Archspire n 2009).
They released their fist album, All Shall Align, in 2011, which, after a line-up change due to illness of the original bassist, was followed by the release of their second album, Lucid Collection, in 2014.
The line-up changed again after the release of Lucid Collection – and again a new bassist was drafted in. The band’s third album, Relentless mutation from 2017 was nominated for the metal/hard music Album of the Year at the Juno Awards.
In 2021 the band released their fourth album, Bleed the future. I would wholeheartedly recommend watching a video they released for the single Drone Corpse Aviator. Mind blowing!
Another interesting fact about the Archspire – their music was used in 2019 by a couple of programmers to teach a neural network they’ve created to produce a never-ending stream of technical death metal. Well, give Archspire a listen and you won’t be surprised by this – I suspect these guys are some sort of robots themselves.
What can you say about Archspire – the very first thing that comes to mind is – FAST! Boy, oh boy, are they fast. With their drummer using a gravity blast technique, the speed he achieves on the snare drum is unbelievable. Have you ever heard a sewing machine working? Yeah, it’s like that…but faster.
The extreme technical death metal sums up the band’s style very well. It is both extreme death metal and extremely technical. Changes of tempos, weird time signatures – it’s all in there. With heavy guitar sound ripping through your ear canals, you are suddenly treated to a solo from a progressive metal playbook, with face melting bass line thudding throughout. And all that spiced with a growl from the bowels of the 9th circle of hell. So, if you are into all of the above, served on a plate of blast beats, I think Archpire is definitely a band you should check out.
Oli Peters – vocals
Dean Lamb – guitar (8 string)
Tobi Morelli –guitar (7 and 8-string)
Jared Smith – bass
Spencer Prewett – drums
Archspire's Fourth Studio Album Bleed the Future: A Triumph of Technical Death Metal
On October 29, 2021, Archspire released their highly-anticipated fourth studio album Bleed the Future, showcasing their unparalleled technical proficiency and brutal, unrelenting sound. The album features three explosive singles, including "Golden Mouth of Ruin," "Bleed the Future," and "Drone Corpse Aviator," with the former two tracks accompanied by epic, mind-bending music videos.
"Drone Corpse Aviator" was particularly noteworthy as the band's first fully-produced music video, a stunning visual spectacle that perfectly captured the intensity and energy of their music. And their efforts were rewarded - Bleed the Future was quickly recognized as one of the best rock/metal albums of 2021, with Loudwire ranking it 16th on their annual list.
But the accolades didn't stop there. In 2022, Archspire's Bleed the Future was honored with the prestigious Juno Awards, cementing their status as one of the most innovative and exciting bands in the world of technical death metal. So if you're looking for a sonic journey that will push the limits of what you thought was possible in heavy music, look no further than Archspire's Bleed the Future.