- Jason Hesley
Get Up Close And Personal With The Guitar/Bass Playthrough For HARVESTED’s “Bludgeoned”
Harvested, a new band from Ottawa, Canada has a shiny new EP out, one that they hope will be picked up by metalheads worldwide that are looking for a different take on death metal. Diverging from the classing formula, they aim to inject it will modern elements including those from technical and brutal slam sub-genres. They have a new video out for their song “Bludgeoned” featuring a playthrough from guitarist Mitchi Dimitriadis and bassist Eric Forget.
Each of the five tracks on the EP revolves around mental illness, and further takes inspiration from horror and thriller movies/shows. “Bludgeoned”, about paranoia and schizophrenia, starts with heavy bomb blasts and leads into a galloping riff that compels the listener to bang their head. According to the band, it takes the spotlight on the EP because it introduces haunting yet melodic guitar and bass solos.
They explain further:
"Bludgeoned" is a hard-hitting song that doesn't dance around the idea of getting busy. It is musically and lyrically aggressive and we wanted to release this as a playthrough video to better illustrate the guitar and bass solo. It is the first song we wrote as a band and one of our more intricate pieces off of this release.”
The creation of the track also starts a new era for the band, as they now work collaboratively, each member adding their own feeling and experiences into the songs. The already dark music drives the lyrical content, twisted into a bleak and brutal retrospective.
The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered in 2020 at Dark Moon Productions. The drums were recorded in 2020 at Silverwings Studios in Montreal. It is recommended listening for fans of Deicide, Suffocation, and Dying Fetus.
The self-titled EP was released on May 7th, 2022.