Friday, August 27, 2010

Lethargy - It's Hard To Write With A Little Hand (1996)

This album is interesting because it's tech death from the last year death metal albums can be classified as legitimately "old school", yet borders mathcore regarding its style. It's stuffed with riffs spread across complex rhythm patterns, which manage to be groovy in some awkward way. When the band split up in 1999, the members went on to form their own bands: guitarist/vocalist Erik Burke founded the band Sulaco, which is similar to Lethargy but leans more toward the mathcore side, a deathgrind band called Kalibas, and also plays guitars in Brutal Truth; while Bill Kelliher (guitar) and Brann Dailor (drums) became founding members of Mastodon and also played with Today Is The Day.