Hailing from Canada, Ascariasis are a five piece Technical Death Metal act looking to take the metal world by storm. The band recently dropped their debut EP "Ocean Of Colour" via the beastly Subliminal Groove Records and they wan't you to give it a listen.... for FREE! You can go download the release right here. But does it deserve your ears? Keep reading and you'll find out very shortly...
I love the way "Ocean Of Colour" opens with the sheer complexity of "Shatter" fading into your ears until it punches you right in the face with some heavy shreds before breaking into a tight, rhythmic pattern. Right away this track shows you what this band is all about. "Torchbearer" rips open with intense blast beats backing heavy riffs, touches on some melody, and goes right back to business. This track probably has some of the best heavy segments on the release. "Eleven" is the longest track but the time is well spent. It opens with a large, haunting soundscape before pummeling you with straight metal. Awesome music. The title track, "Ocean Of Colour", is the title track for a reason. Give it a listen above and see why. "Carving The World" is certainly a contender for best song on "Ocean Of Colour". Absolutely mind blowing. It's a very creative track packing several twists to close out the EP.
If you honestly can't tell by now, this EP is god damn superb. Very enjoyable from beginning to end and if you blast it loud enough you'll start neighborhood mosh pits. You can give some of the goods a listen above. Be sure to support the band with a download (or some $$$) on Bandcamp! And if you love it, wear it! Support great music!
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