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Daemos write metallic symphonies for the apocalypse. Their songs destroy with a driven musical violence honed through precise technical execution. The band’s EP Surface blends elements of classic Bay Area thrash, death metal and melodic metal into a chaotic concoction of pure unbridled sonic rage. Daemos play a volatile, violent style of heavy music that breaks boundaries.
The band independently released one EP entitled Dying God in 1998 and followed it up with the full length Facing Down in 2002. Because of a brutally tight live show, they quickly garnered a legion of fans. They have opened shows regionally for everyone from Judas Priest, Testament and Death to Strapping Young Lad, The Haunted, In This Moment, and In Flames.
Their sound is forged by a standard guitar, a bass and a baritone guitar, a rare combination for extreme metal. About the use of the baritone, Victor explains, “We have the guitar tuned as the high end, the baritone as the middle and the bass as the low end. So we have everything locked together in this whole wall of sound.” As a result, songs like “Iodine” and “Shattering” pack an overpowering punch with hard-hitting verses that morph into melodic, haunting bridges. However, each individual element stands out. Each member also sings, often simultaneously harmonizing. On some tracks Eric even provides the main vocal line with backups coming from the rest of the band. Due to these layers of sound, Daemos gives listeners something more to delve into, from polyrhythmic verses to strange, yet hypnotic harmonies.