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Parasitic Skies "The Descent" CD

Posted on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 @ 7:04am » permalink

Parasitic Skies - The DescentParasitic Skies is a vegan straightedge band from Seattle, and "The Descent" is their forthcoming full-length on Seventh Dagger Records. I had never heard the band prior to this, but I dig their take on various 90's "metalcore" influences. Musically they fuse fast-paced hardcore rhythms (given an in your face boost by the raw aggression of the recording) with some of those churning, H8000-esque tremolo picking riffs and a good dose of breakdowns; while the intense vocals have somewhat of a Catharsis meets death metal thing goin' on. They flirt with some pretty killer dissonant riffs (and well-placed samples) in instrumental tracks like "Nadir" and "The Descent" as well, and on occasion the texture of the recording gives certain facets of their approach a little bit of a sludgy kind of vibe that also hits the spot. Good stuff. Here's a little taste of what to expect:

Parasitic Skies "Choke"

…the whipping wind stings your eyes – black smoke and ash of man. Withered dissolving creation, all time asleep in the sand. Crippled before the circle, black blood drowns the dirt. The thunder in your throat chokes the words, and the end will crown the work. In the broken spaces behind iron doors, so are the deserts as the bloodstained floors. Pieced together to be torn apart, the secret step in a violent art. These are the last days – the final arc. This is the last time before it falls apart.

I believe the album's slated to officially hit the streets on May 10th, so it's only available as a pre-order package with a t-shirt and a back patch at the moment. A damn solid deal for $18, but if you just want the tunes, you should be able to order the disc by itself sometime next week.


@ Seventh Dagger Records


  1. Jack says:

    lol @ shameless rip off name.

  2. Carlos says:

    Intro of the uploaded song is good. Will have to check the whole album to get the whole "picture".

  3. dan mills says:

    seriously? you're gonna jack THE SWARM'S album title for your shit band? F.O.A.D. I don't personally know chris collohan but i doubt he would approve of a nu metal band plagarizing his namesake.

  4. rivera says:

    great guys, what i've heard of the new album is a big improvement over

    nu metal band?

    do you even fucking listen to music haha? or were you just judging the band without even actually listening to them?

  5. rivera says:

    can't edit but improvement over their last 7in

    and hate on the ripoff name and all but at least give it a shot before you hate the music ;P


    Hilarious. I didn't even know it was the name of a Swarm record. How "shameless". Who fucking cares? And I second the "Nu metal band?" comment. Get your ears cleaned.

  7. Marcus Garvey says:

    It's called HOMAGE. Happens all the time.

  8. m says:

    this isn't doing it for me. intro's alright. nu metal though? don't think so.

  9. Carlos says:

    "One of the surest tests [of the superiority or inferiority of a poet] is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion. A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time, or alien in language, or diverse in interest."


    "Good Artists Copy. Great Artists Steal."
    Pablo Picasso

    "Good programmer copy. Great programmer sell."
    Bill Gates

  10. mike says:

    I am stoked people think we sound like a nu metal band and are bummed that we named our selves after a great record. Thanks for the entertainment.

    ps. if you ever see us we will probably cover Force of Change by Strife. we reclaimed it for the Straight Edge. haha.

  11. rivera says:

    fuck it…best nu-metal band I've heard then hahaha

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