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Pestilence Frontman Patrick Mameli Discusses New Album "Hadeon"

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Death metal has become one of the music world's most famous sub-genre labels. It sometimes even eclipses the name "heavy metal" itself, like for instance in an episode of The Simpsons where Judas Priest were referred to as death metal, (a chalkboard gag the next week saw Bart Simpson writing "Judas Priest is not death metal" by way of acknowledging the mistake.) Yet death metal itself is a very broad spectrum. It features some very heavy and brutal works from the likes of Cannibal Corpse and Deicide, but can also be one of the best places to find superb musicianship and technical prowess.

The area known as technical death metal has boasted some of the genres best bands and continues to be influential today, particularly in such other sub-genres as djent. Bands that paved the way for this were the likes of Death, Cynic and Atheist from the United States, while Europe proudly pointed to one band in particular from the Netherlands. That band was Pestilence. After breaking up twice, Pestilence are now back and last year, released their first album in five years, "Hadeon," which is another crushing string to their impressive bow. At their show in London this week, I was able to catch up with the band's frontman Patrick Mameli to discuss the album, as well as the legacy of such records as "Consuming Impulse" and "Spheres," the departure of guitarist Patrick Uterwijk and more. You can watch the conversation in full below.

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.

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1. albert b. writes:

best death besides morbid angel

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