Puerto Rican progressive metal unit Avandra‘s sophomore effort Descender was written in the dark after Hurricane Maria by frontman and band mastermind Christian Ayala Cruz. So of course it stands to reason that behind all the technical wizardry and challenging songwriting, Descender is pissed. Which is why I’m so excited to premiere this record for you all today. Without knowing its background, Descender is a fantastically progressive record that manages to write songs that happen to be dazzlingly difficult, not just dexterity exercises to show off. But by knowing the record’s background, it adds a purpose to the edge and allows you to really dig in to their aggressiveness.

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