The Helix Nebula are an instrumental tech-metal band from Australia who have just released the first song of their six-song debut EP, Meridian.
What does it sound like? “Sea of Suns” is an excellent song featuring crisp soloing by both bass and guitars over strange polyrythms and some heavy breakdowns. This jazzy fusion of technical death metal and djent is a close-knitted genre that’s really on the rise these years. Groups like The Helix Nebula, Plini – who is also from Australia – Sithu Aye and Intervals all feature in each other’s music, giving the subgenre a nice touch of unity.