Released: September 15th, 2018 / Self-Release
Rating: 3.0 / 5.0
Reviewer: John Haseltine
Hailing from Vancouver, BC is the recently formed powerhouse Technical Damage. Technical Damage has been around for close to two years now and offers up an eclectic brand of metal for the masses.
Being highly influenced by their local music scene, Technical Damage has set out to offer up extreme metal with a twist in the vein of local acts Neck Of The Woods and The Hallowed Catharsis. It is a blend of progressive death metal which balances the extremes of metal with other genres and influences as well.
At first spin, it is a safe bet to say it sounds as if these guys are more closely influenced by Lamb Of God as there is a fairly close resemblance in sound. Not in style so much. When they insert some of the progressiveness or another genre, there is a distinct and clear difference in sound from what you may expect.
There are subtle nuances of a more prog or psyche sound from the ‘70’s in the mix. So for the best comparisons or description, what THE INTROSPECT is to me after a few spins is Lamb of God with a blend of Opeth and Witch. A package that works, but does need some fine tuning.
THE INTROSPECT is a good listen but it does come off as needing a bit more focus. I believe these guys are on the right track though. The musicianship is there and the tracks on this release are good. The mix of genres doesn’t flow as well for me as maybe it should. Hopefully it is something that can be addressed with time and that this release was not too rushed. Technical Damage could amaze for years to come.