9 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With technical proficiency to spare, L.A.’s Exmortus might also be the most devoted to turning centuries-old classical themes into thrashing death metal. Jadran “Conan” Gonzales and David Rivera have some of the fastest fretboard fingers on the planet, and their mind-blowing chops are the main reason this band exists—although inspiring warriors to brandish swords against tyranny, as lyrics to “Relentless,” “For the Horde,” and “Death to Tyrants” command, may run a close second. “Appassionata,” which interprets Beethoven at lightning speed, needs no words at all.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With technical proficiency to spare, L.A.’s Exmortus might also be the most devoted to turning centuries-old classical themes into thrashing death metal. Jadran “Conan” Gonzales and David Rivera have some of the fastest fretboard fingers on the planet, and their mind-blowing chops are the main reason this band exists—although inspiring warriors to brandish swords against tyranny, as lyrics to “Relentless,” “For the Horde,” and “Death to Tyrants” command, may run a close second. “Appassionata,” which interprets Beethoven at lightning speed, needs no words at all.

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