Italy is doing everything it can to create a giant presence in technical death metal. Between Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Hour Of Penance they've got two of the fastest and most intense bands in the genre, and most recently the drummer from Hour Of Penance, James Payne, went to join a side band called Hiss From The Moat, who combine elements of Technical Death Metal and Black Metal together into a demonic stew of blast beats, walls of riffs, and throaty screams.
Fans of any of the aforementioned bands need to give Hiss From The Moat a listen. The album is very strong and provides a good breath of fresh music to throw into the mix of tech death you'd otherwise be listening to. If Behemoth, Hate and Hour Of Penance joined together you'd basically have Hiss From The Moat.
Their music video is also very reminiscent of something Behemoth might make:
While they might be wearing their inspiration on their sleeves, the band combines sounds to make a very strong album with a great atmosphere. There is plenty here to love and tech death/blackened death metal fans need to give it a listen.
Check out their Facebook page and buy the album!