by: Susan Dusse
Released October 4th, “City of Stone” is just over six minutes of complex metal. Hard to categorize in any one genre, Aseitas is a highly talented group of young accomplished musicians.
Lending his talent to this pleasantly complicated band, Dysrhythia/Gorguts guitarist Kevin Hufnagel’s contribution is heard on this dark, yet beautiful song.
Composed with quick shots of unexpected notes, followed by surprise downturns, “City of Stone,” is beautifully composed. Pummeling drums, mature guitaring, authentic vocals, and solid bass lines, this single has moments of technical death, progressive, melodic, black, and doom metal, all rolled into one.
As you listen, you can visualize a story through the soundtrack that “City of Stone,” provides. It has great buildups and dramatic downturns, interspersed with heavy grooves, and appropriately placed breakdowns. “City of Stone,” is a masterpiece.
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