Middelburg, The Netherlands-based progressive tech-death metal group XENO was formed in 2012 by guitarists Tim Schaling and Daniel de Coninck, singer Ruben Willemsen, bassist Joris van Hemert and drummer Damian de Muijnck.
“Atlas Construct” is the band’s eight-track debut album. There are plenty of brutal parts and plenty of technical parts, but it is the atmospheric touches that make this album stand out from the very busy flow of new albums coming out in the technical death metal genre at the moment. They paint a dreamy, strange landscape with their instruments. “New World Disorder” sounds very much like its title. Absolutely great stuff. “Mundicide” and two-part “Construct” suite are perhaps my favourites on a rather even album.
Check the record on Bandcamp here.