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Helgorithms - EP Review: Realisation // Revelation

03 Nov 2015 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Helgorithms is a three piece metal assault on New Zealand’s music scene bringing a unique blend of experimental post metal to life. Their debut EP, Realisation // Revelation was released a few months ago but after discovering there had been no review done for this EP, I jumped at the chance. Let me begin by saying that being influenced by bands like post metal veterans, Neurosis and ISIS is never a bad thing because Helgorithms have created their own path in their music and although it is still rough in some places, they do possess a whole heap of potential which is both unique and exciting.

What Helorithms have achieved in such a lengthy three track EP is the journey it takes you on. It’s almost ethereal in the most metal way possible of course. Those meaty bass lines are killer, especially in first track Tether, and I love the progressiveness of each song with so many elements gelling together. Burzum and Kerretta spring to mind if I were to describe any other band(s) that also embody a unique experimentation to their sounds and to that, hats off to Helogorithms because they’re already proving their worth here in just three tracks.

 

About Helgorithms

Helgorithms are a 3 piece post-metal band based in Auckland, drawing influence from bands such as Neurosis, Deafheaven, ISIS & Devin Townsend, they combine a flurry of techniques and deploy them to create songs that take the listener on an aural journey.

Utilising an 8 string guitar for the majority of material gives the songs a tonal palette that is left unutilised by modern bands that tend to stick to the typical chug of an 8 String guitar. Effects are used on both guitar and bass which open up a wide array of sounds not often heard in heavy music.

Helgorithms released their demo in October 2014 on Floppy Disk/Online as a way of doing something different compared to other bands, since playing their first live show in November 2014, Helgorithms have gained multiple international support slots, playing with bands such as The Ocean, Merauder, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, as well as playing with local heavy weights such as The Heavy Metal Ninjas and Subtract.

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Releases

To The Mountains
Year: 2016
Type: EP
Realisation // Revelation
Year: 2015
Type: EP

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