Axioma is a promising death metal band I discovered two weeks ago with this irresistible song, Sacred Killing Machine, released as a single on December 31, 2019. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, Axioma has started their careers with an EP called; Opia in 2016. Since then, the band released three more singles, Cult of Moloch (2019), Sacred Killing Machine (2019) and Feral Deities (2019), and a long-play album, Crown (2019). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Axioma is surely one of the most impressive bands I have discovered for some time that I have already sent to so many of my friends. Although this is just their second official release, these American gentlemen have got a lot to offer with their authentic approach, sound preferences, ideas, theme, and image. When I watched the Sacred Killing Machine music video for the first time, I was blown away by the amount of aggression and darkness in it. My first impression of it was slightly different from everything else I have been listening to, and I immediately decided to feature them here on Metalhead Community.
There are many positive things I can mention about Axioma. First of all, I’d like to say that they are one of the very few original bands who are very close to becoming big from their local scenes. Sacred Killing Machine is not only a powerful death metal song but an innovative, thematic one. Besides everything else, they have briefly blended dynamics with darkness, and came up with this monstrous theme that you can easily picture in your mind. I know for sure that unique bands with thematic music are closest to success, just like Opeth, Gojira, Meshuggah and etc… For instance, Meshuggah is the music of hell, Opeth is the music of the black magic in a medieval world, and Gojira is the music of aggression. And in my book, Axioma is on the right way to become one of them.
The song has a dark, moody world in general. The amount of energy instruments create in this song is truly exceptional. They begin the song with a monstrous drive, taking the listener into a nervous story. The music’s overall feeling and the image of the video flow perfectly together, making an undeniable impact on the listener. I am super impressed by their mix of brutal vocals, natural-sounding guitars, and the drums’ fantastic groove.