Archaic Decapitator - Parasomniac
One of my greatest joys is witnessing and contributing to the growth of a band right before my eyes. I have been fortunate to work with Connecticut metal band Archaic Decapitator twice in as many years, and the maturation from 2015’s “The Catherine Wheel” to their latest output, “Light of a Different Sun” is staggering. The songwriting, musicianship, and overall aesthetic have all evolved from being just passable to being world-class. “Parasomniac” is the opening track of this year’s EP, and it’s a great example of how to write within the bounds of melodic death metal while not really sounding like any other band.