Death metal seminal act Gorguts returns with the latest EP “Pleiades’ Dust” which consists of a singular 33-minute composition that features historic/philosophic lyrical inspiration and always feels like a cryptic experimental music journey.
Certainly the main music core embraces clear death metal elements but the extreme metal aspects are never overpowering and tend to maintain a solid ominous background for something more adventurous. There is a multitude of style and tempo variations that never feel awkward with clever atmospheric interludes and softer phrases. Often a mystical introvert atmosphere creates the right moody layers to support interesting, at times classical influenced, technical guitar work. There are also ethereal moments in which melodic arpeggios deliver a sense of abandon and meditation that drastically fade into a more chaotic rhythm.
With its mysterious dissonant aura “Pleiades’ Dust” is a work of music that could be truly appreciated by a limited underground audience.