Exeter based metal band Codex Alimentarius have released their debut EP ” The Infinite Growth Paradigm vs Finite Resources Mk II ” via Bored Stiff Records. They are punch packing mixture of death metal and virtuoso guitar skills that have been gaining fans throughout the U.K. and are with Enso Music management that have an impressive roster of bands they are working with currently.
The EP with was mixed and mastered by guitarist Elliot Alderman-Broom (also of Cambion) demonstrating his skills and producing a well balanced mix that gives life to “ The Infinite Growth Paradigm vs Finite Resources Mk II “ bringing out each tracks characteristics and identity. The complexity of the song writing clearly comes across with each guitar riff and lick well thought out and placed perfectly for maximum effect. The track “ Arise ” being a prime example of this taking the listener on a journey of mind bending proportions, intertwining intricate melodies and heavy symphonic induced death metal style delivery of pain and bitter sweet metal ecstasy.
The band have released a lyric video for the song ” Baptised ” which has hints of Scandinavian metal influences whilst maintaining their own identity and style within the track that has riffs for days. We really dig the track ” Goodslaves ” with it’s opening guitar lick that descends into a spiral of madness that continues and doesn’t let up for even a second with the bass coming through a bit more in this track which was plus to hear. The madness doesn’t stop there with some truly awe inspiring guitar skills heard throughout the EP and standing out on tracks such as ” No Return ” and ” Collapse ” that will leave you looking at your fingers thinking these guys aren’t human and must have their guitar picks melted into their hand for they are at one with their instrument. The blistering pace of the drums keep everything flowing with some great fill work and double kick showing once again the musical prowess of this band. Combine this with aggressive growls from a vocalist that bores every ounce of pure raw power into each lyric that hits your ears. Together this gives the band a unique style and sound that draws listeners in and offers something different to each track on the EP.
This beast of a release is not to be missed and was released 1st June so if you like insane guitars, deep growl vocals, punchy drums and the melodic mixed with heavy go get your copy now. You can also catch the Codex Alimentarius playing shows across the U.K so follow them on Facebook for the latest news and where they’ll be playing next.
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