You cannot travel Progressive Death Metal world without being into Gorguts.
You know, this Canadian Metal band, lead by Luc Lemay. Started by Luc in 1989, Gorguts release four full length before breaking up in 2005. Luc‘s friend and bandmate in Negativa, Steeve Hurdle (RIP 2012) advices him to resurrect the legendary band in 2008. Luc started to create stuff that he release on the internet, then the band wakes up from his ashes. Joined by Colin Marston (bass) in 2009, Kevin Hufnagel (guitars), then Patrice Hamelin (drums) in 2014, they release a new awesome full-length, another compilation, then a new EP, Pleiades’ Dust. Composed of a single 33 minutes track, this song is about the medieval library based in Baghdad, with the name of « House of Wisdom ».
Pleiades’ Dust is a full meal for a Metal fan. Sometimes atmospheric, sometimes pure Death Metal, sometimes full of technicity, everyone can be satisfied. Luc‘s voice seems to introduce every character, with another aspect of songwritting, the song is composed of seven « chapters ». Each one includes its own lyrical part, a solo part, a different rythm section… The band chooses to keep a single track, and they play it fully on stage (I saw them on april in France).
Lead by a technical and lyrical genius, Gorguts is one of the few Canadian band to have a worldwide palmares to explain who they are to the ones who don’t even know them.
Nile, Psycroptic, Obscura, Tool and Gojira fans ? Run to your local store to get it.