Release date of Deep Water Flames was March 1st, and the band behind that effort is the Chilean technical and experimental death metal band Target. The album is the second full- length for Target and they reminds a bit of Gojira. The track Oceangrave,
Target was founded by experienced members of the local rock and metal scene. With the passage of time and with their 1st EP Involution In Reverse was released in 2006. Then came the internationally praised 1st LP Knot Of Centipedes five years. Experimental, progressive, extreme, avant-garde, innovative are some of the adjectives that have been received by many critics and other music lovers.
Then came a period of hard work and intense preparation for the second full-length LP. The band strived to develop and reinvent their sound with total artistic freedom. On Deep Water Flames the vocalist transits between the grave and melodic voices, and I enjoy that. In short, the new album has everything a more technical and experimental death metal lover probably looks for. Some pretty dizzying melodies, accurate and brutal cuts, and a lot of well-done dynamics. The disc begins with an intro that is based on synthesizers and keyboards. Next track is Inverted Gloaming featuring Juan Escobar,
There are some more calm moments on the record and I like that, but the presence of the strong and powerful voice and the drumming contrasts that. Rodrigo Arias on drums deliver a nice performance with subtle rhythm changes. Much of the guitar works are also splendid and are the playing the most important role in the musical textures. There are melodic and lonely parts not unlike Opeth and other influences, and the Santiago band do this impressing and trustworthy and very good.