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Old 04-22-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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Fallujah (technical death metal)

I did some searching and couldn't find any threads dedicated to this wonderful band, so I decided to make a thread. If there is a thread already on this band, please tell me so I can remove this. Thanks.

Anyways, so who here just loves this kick ass technical death metal band? I love every single song from The Harvest Wombs; the guitar's are done so well. I can't wait till their next record.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:23 AM   #2
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They're not technical Death Metal; they're Deathcore, albeit technical Deathcore.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:59 AM   #3
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They're coming out with a new EP, right? Or is it already out? I forget.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:03 PM   #4
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They're coming out with a new EP, right? Or is it already out? I forget.

I think it's already out.

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Metal Archives says it came out on April 2nd.

http://www.metal-archives.com/album...Nomadic-/369362
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:33 AM   #5
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...and the new EP is anything BUT deathcore. No breakdowns, all riffs. Easily the best prog death metal I've heard in years. The overall atmosphere that pervades all three tracks really sucked me in, and the constant melodic themes really help anchor the whole thing. Obviously purists will find a million reasons to pick it apart, but anyone who wants some sweet melodic/tech death metal, check it out. It's easily the best thing that's come out this year so far.

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Yeah the new EP is not Deathcore at all.

I'd Probably put it under the Progressive Banner though. Not the tech, it lacks the pointless wank of Tech.

They call them selves "Ambient Death Metal" which is less stupid that in sounds tbh.
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I think if we're using pretentious genres, then "atmospheric death metal" would work, but only in the most obvious, aesthetic kind of way. Still, I absolutely LOVE this EP. Those hammer on runs in the main riff to The Dead Sea... ugh... so good. And the outro to Venom Upon the Blade? Jeeeesus. I WISH I could write something that intense.
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I reviewed this album for a Staff Writing position on a metal site so I had an excuse to listen to it over and over again.
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Yeah the new EP is not Deathcore at all.

I'd Probably put it under the Progressive Banner though. Not the tech, it lacks the pointless wank of Tech.

They call them selves "Ambient Death Metal" which is less stupid that in sounds tbh.
Yeah, just bought the new EP, and I'd agree with that. It's very well done, and basically lost the Deathcore aspects that their earlier work had.
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I didn't care for their first release, but this new EP is excellent.
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I didn't care for their first release, but this new EP is excellent.

Their first release, as in their LP ("Harvest Wombs") or as in their first EP (called "Leper Colony", btw). Because their LP is very similar to this EP. Difference is, the EP has less "Deathcore-y" moments. But, tbh, the "Deathcore-y" moments were very minimal on their LP. If I heard right through the grapevine, "Leper Colony" is their most "Deathcore-y" release.
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the "Deathcore-y" moments were very minimal on their LP.


I would disagree. The main issue with the LP was that they had awesome riffs that they just ended by chugging away. Which ruins the tracks.
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I would disagree. The main issue with the LP was that they had awesome riffs that they just ended by chugging away. Which ruins the tracks.

Ok, minimal compared to something like this, which is very much downtuned simple riffage combined with a chug-fest.

My point is, Fallujah never really had that "classic" Deathcore vibe that everyone thinks of when you say Deathcore.
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...and the new EP is anything BUT deathcore. No breakdowns, all riffs. Easily the best prog death metal I've heard in years. The overall atmosphere that pervades all three tracks really sucked me in, and the constant melodic themes really help anchor the whole thing. Obviously purists will find a million reasons to pick it apart, but anyone who wants some sweet melodic/tech death metal, check it out. It's easily the best thing that's come out this year so far.

This really isn't Death Metal. It's clearly part of the Deathcore "family" of sounds. In a certain sense, it reminded me of Shadow of the Colossus in its attempt to integrate an atmospheric approach to song writing into the Deathcore framework. The interplay of melodies was interesting and surprisingly well done, but the Necrophagist riffs were blugh. I'd qualify this as listenable but ultimately flawed, in the sense that all Deathcore is flawed.

If you are interested in technical Death Metal with strong atmosphere, I would recommend Close to a World Below by Immolation. It strays sufficiently from the standard Death Metal lexicon, thanks to the ingenuity of riff fiend Bob Vigna, that you might enjoy it.
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This really isn't Death Metal. It's clearly part of the Deathcore "family" of sounds. In a certain sense, it reminded me of Shadow of the Colossus in its attempt to integrate an atmospheric approach to song writing into the Deathcore framework. The interplay of melodies was interesting and surprisingly well done, but the Necrophagist riffs were blugh. I'd qualify this as listenable but ultimately flawed, in the sense that all Deathcore is flawed.

If you are interested in technical Death Metal with strong atmosphere, I would recommend Close to a World Below by Immolation. It strays sufficiently from the standard Death Metal lexicon, thanks to the ingenuity of riff fiend Bob Vigna, that you might enjoy it.

That bolded part sounds like an ANUS review, and I don't like it...
Your assertion that it's flawed is unprovable and simply echoes the ANUS type of opinion on Deathcore in general.

Nonetheless, your points are mostly correct, except you're forgetting that Fallujah's new EP basically follows a progressive Death Metal approach to songwriting, which (to me anyway) puts it more in the Death Metal camp than the Deathcore camp. Btw, Fallujah is hardly the first band to transition from Deathcore to Death Metal. There's a few others that have done it well before them.

Also, Immolation is cool.
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This really isn't Death Metal. It's clearly part of the Deathcore "family" of sounds. In a certain sense, it reminded me of Shadow of the Colossus in its attempt to integrate an atmospheric approach to song writing into the Deathcore framework. The interplay of melodies was interesting and surprisingly well done, but the Necrophagist riffs were blugh. I'd qualify this as listenable but ultimately flawed, in the sense that all Deathcore is flawed.


I want to hear your reasons for saying that all Deathcore is flawed.

Oh, and definitely people should check out Immolation, Here And After, Close To A World Below, and Unholy Cult are all great albums.
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I want to hear your reasons for saying that all Deathcore is flawed

Probably something along the lines of lacking the true Nihilism of Death Metal...
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I just listened to the EP. I'll be honest, I have a hard time calling it Death Metal.

It sounds like they took Post-Rock atmosphere and added squeaky clean shred solos, chuggy riffs, blast beats, and some growls to it. It's not bad or anything, I just don't think adding the Death Metal tag to it has much weight.

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