The Killing Gods isn’t my favorite Misery Index release, but they’re a great band overall with a long release history. Overthrow, Retaliate, and Heirs to Thievery are all pretty essential ‘modern’ death metal, IMO. Jason Netherton, their bassist and sometimes vocalist, was also a founding member of Dying Fetus and played on most of their canonical releases.
That was 100% on purpose.
Ironically, I’m also the biggest poseur of the bunch.
You will never be the same.
Thanks for the kind words, man. And as another commenter pointed out, you should really check out Joey Molinaro’s other work if you loved that Gridlink album; his solo stuff and his band Say At Last are fascinating. (Our drummer also played on the Say At Last album.) It’s on Joey’s Bandcamp page if you’re curious!
It’s technically being marketed as an EP, so it was considered ineligible. I probably would’ve voted for it otherwise.
Some other EPs that I thought were noteworthy this year:
Torrid Husk – Caesious
Forest of Tygers – Bruises
Jumalhämärä – Songless Shores
Vuyvr – Incinerated Gods
Yeah, they’re just not really any of our speeds. I’m probably the biggest ‘tech’ fan in the crew, but I don’t have much of a taste for that style of excruciatingly clean and spit-shined progressive DM anymore.
I obviously need to befriend some less ethical music writers.
Thanks for the kind words, guys!
*note that above reference to “Child of God” should read “Children of God” — the former is the title of a Cormac McCarthy album, and I keep accidentally conflating the two, which actually kinda makes sense!