Heptaedium is best known for mixing metal, djent, breakcore, game music and French madness. 2018 saw a pure Djent album in The Great Herald of Misery, it is only logical there’s a pure breakcore album too! I’m much more of a breakcore fan than of Djent, best of all A M E N is name your price/free download in Bandcamp.
A M E N is basically Venetian Snares worship without the neoclassical influences, darker beats, a pinch of metal and a few below the belt jokes. Very close to Detrimentalist (2008) era. It is bursting with short experiments of different electronic genres, most of them very successfully and imaginatively executed.
A M E N is at its best when its not trying to be funny and is satisfyingly complex. The too much repeating clips of S i s l o v e m e and L o g i s t i c get tiresome but in A c i d ‘ n’ S e x one could expect the porn movie clips to be funny, but they are not. The composition is so frigging dark and horror-like the clips come across as disturbing, awesome. S i s l o v e m e is really imaginative and has one of the strongest breaks of the album.
L e a v e is like Heptaedium’s version of Kétsarkú Mozgalom (Venetian Snares – Rossz Csillag Alatt Született, 2005), with a sad melodramatic female narrator. The beats of the first half of L e a v e are so frigging strong. It even has some Gabber destruction, extremely violent beats. The end of B o u l e m a g i q u e has another particularly good short experiment, groovy outro that resembles of driving music breakbeat/synthwave or something!
Aaron Funk might have gotten bored of this sound on his newest record but I sure haven’t. Good shit!
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