Originally Posted by mastodon421
In this day and age when any young band plays technical, it gets written off as wankery and it just pisses me off. Gorguts rips through "overly technical" shit all day, but it's cool since they've been around for a while. When some young band like Fallujah does similar shit it's like "lol look at this wankery". Double standard is fucking hilarious.
I don't see a double standard. What Gorguts does is very different from most of the modern technical death metal bands. They have complex song structures, but they primarily focus on creating dissonant riffs, whereas newer bands tend to utilize a lot of shredding. I'll agree that the term wankery is often improperly used to write off anything that's technical though.