The Swerve

by Intonate

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Andreifili
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Andreifili Fucking Great album, Check out that orgasmic bass!!!!!!
Matthew Rukgaber
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Matthew Rukgaber I like this better than a lot of tech-death out there, because it has periods of melodicism and grandiose epic passages in long songs. It is not just very fast technical death metal chugging and squealing. Instead, moody passages punctuate the songs and give them a thoughtful and compelling vibe. This is death metal made into high art. Favorite track: Walls of Impermanence.
Andrej Romić
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Andrej Romić No need to introduce Intonate. A fine ass band from Canada in the veins of Deathspell Omega, Gorguts and Coma Cluster Void. Can't be more epic! Support them if you like dissonant and distorted shit! Favorite track: Doorway to the Inescapable.
Sekator
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Sekator Pretty promising progressive/technical death metal with a few passing references to classic Gorguts work.

A band to watch out for. Favorite track: Dawn.
Spear
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Spear Sort of a fusion of oldschool tech death and dissonant death metal. It's not always the most graceful sounding combination, but I think that works in its favor in this case. Favorite track: The Swerve.
Can This Even Be Called Music?
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Can This Even Be Called Music? It’s great to hear such dissonances and black metal aesthetics but with a prominent fretless bass and progressive death metal-like song structures and blatantly death passages. I’m sure you’ll really enjoy that album that’s kind of like the bastard child of Fallujah and Gorguts.
canthisevenbecalledmusic.com/mini-reviews-ii/ Favorite track: Doorway to the Inescapable.
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released July 1, 2016

Nicola Nucciarone = Vocals + Guitar
Ulysses Fiorito = Guitar
Jean-Philippe Matte = Fretless Bass
Dominic Nucciarone = Drums

All music composed by Intonate

Lyrics by Ulysses Fiorito

Recording of Drums, Bass and Guitars by Samuel Robert at Studio 25

Recording of Vocals, Re-Amping, Mixing and Mastering by Hugues Deslauriers at Roarrr Studio

Album Artwork and Logo by Martin Lacroix

Band photos by Jeremy Sanchez

Layout and Design by Rachel Goguen

Guest Vocals on “Oculus Window” and “Eternal Seed” by François Toutée, Laurent Bellemare and Jean-Marie Leblanc ; Recording by Hugues Deslauriers at Roarrr Studio
Guest Vocals on “Doorway to the Inescapable” by Marcello Trusendi ; Recording by Carlos Gutiérrez at MagicBox Studios - Bogotá, Colombia

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Track Name: Oculus Window
Beyond the body
The soul travels
To seek answers
To seek nothing
To find questions
To discover all

Through the doorway
Of the mind
Transmigrating
Through the doorway
Of the mind

Reality and imagination
An unchanging uniformity
Slumber of the ego
Awakening the infinite being
Gaining perspectives
Gaining perception

Through the doorway
Of the mind
Transmigrating
Through the doorway
Of the mind

In dreams
The soul takes back
What the mind has shown
Through the doorway
Of the mind
Soar through the window
Of the ether
Track Name: Walls of Impermanence
From within the city walls, Uruk knew not of the threat that came beyond
A king so dire and great, an empire in the midst of creation

Defenders of the city forced to flee, for the city walls had collapsed
And the plundering of old begot the formation of the new

Sargon of Akkad, overlord of Sumer
With an iron fist he led his men to war and conquered
City by city taken by brute force

When Sumer fell, Empire was born
Divine right, anointed priest
Weapons washed in the lower sea
He conquered Sumer in its entirety

Through the winters and summers of the third millennium
For a century and a half lasted the Dynasty of Akkad
Track Name: Doorway to the Inescapable
Gilgamesh
Two-thirds god, one third human
King of Uruk
Onslaught of his weapons has no equal
None will rival
Despotic behavior angered the gods
Strength be challenged
Enkidu brought forth to defy our king

Tame Enkidu
Lead forth the whore
Strength will diminish
Wisdom attained
Gilgamesh and Enkidu
Together now stand
Pine Forest they will venture
To slay Humbaba, guardian of the land

Ominous dreams they had
Humbaba knew of their presence
Gilgamesh, ax in hand
Chopped at the forest
Who has injured the trees
Who has felled the cedars
Sword struck its neck
Humbaba fell, dead

Dream foreshadows death
Enkidu falls by the hands of the angered gods

Gilgamesh
Fear of death overcomes might and strength
Immortality
He seeks through Utnapishtam
Let me not see
The death which I ever dread

Everlasting life, unattainable
Death until eternity, inevitable

Gilgamesh, king of heroes
Returned to Uruk a wiser man
Track Name: Drifting Orphan
A nameless man will begin
By naming himself
A self-baptized orphan seeking meaning
In a both dreaded and desired sea

Seek not to extract meaning but to project
For all meaning is but a projection of the orphaned self
Onto a world of white void

The journey must be taken
Futile and disastrous as its end may be
For the futility will be painted with the bounteous colors of meaning
And the disaster shall be masked by the sublime sea

Seek not to extract meaning but to project
For all meaning is but a projection of the orphaned self
Onto a world of white void

It shall subsist only until your role has ended, oh drifting orphan
Then all will collapse
And the great shroud of the sea will roll on
As it rolled five thousand years ago
Track Name: Retribution Waters
Enlil, leader of the purge will send a flood
Cleanse, purify mankind
Enki, betrayer of the plan warns the wise one
Sympathize, guard their lives

Appearing in a dream
A dream of Atrahasis
Build a boat said He
And flee the coming of flood
Survival of man
Resting in the hands of one

Carpenter carried his axe
Reed worker carried his stone
Rich man carried the pitch
Poor man brought the calm before the storm

Appearing in a dream
A dream of Atrahasis
Build a boat said He
And flee the coming of flood

Up in the skies the gods look down on man
Made to serve
Overpopulation fills the land
Plan to purge
Eradication of mankind must come
Come to pass
To be ensued by a rebirth of life
All must die

Forevermore
Track Name: Eternal Seed
Out of Chaos
Nature propagates its seeds
Seeds of infinity
Moving because of matter
Because of void
Like the soul
Moves the body
As the mind leads

Pushing through infinity
Random swerve of atoms
We are
Pushing through the void

Out of Chaos
Nature propagates its seeds
Seeds of infinity
Moving because of matter
Because of void
Like the soul
Moves the body
As the mind leads

Numerous worlds
None of which are concerned by gods
For it is Man who must focus
On the nature of things

Abandon fear of mortality
Death is nothing to us
For we are life in pursuit of pleasure
Temporary though we are

Reason will tell you
Such is the nature of things

And out of Nature
Chaos propagates its seeds
Seeds of infinity
Moving through the matter and the void