CANTO: Fear Factory, Lacuna Coil, Endseeker, and More

Drafting this a bit early because there’s a certain Roadburn Redux set I need to catch right after work.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Cannibal Corpse — “Violence Unimagined”

Fans can always rely on Cannibal Corpse for consistency as the band has been dropping mind-blowing, instant-classic death metal album after album over their 32 years of existence.  Every record follows a similar formula that is timeless and never grows stale.  Each is unique, but no one sticks out of the band’s discography as an outlier as they fit together like a puzzle.  From the sound to the overall feel to the cover art by Vince Locke, Violence Unimagined, the 15th and latest release, is a Cannibal Corpse album through and through.  It is another slam dunk by this legendary band and one of their best (quite possibly THE best) album to date. 

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CANTO: Seth, Behemoth, Enslaved, and More

Ok, there is a lot to get to today, let’s have at it.

  • Is anyone else either staying up super late or waking up super early to pre-order the Cinematic Tour 2020 release from Enslaved? I’m going to do my best, because everything I’ve seen to this point looks absolutely incredible.
  • Behemoth are reissuing one their best works, Evangelion, on vinyl through Metal Blade Records. The official release is June 11th, and there a couple different variants available. Pre-order that one here.
  • French black metallers Seth have released a new song and video, commemorating the anniversary of the Notre Dame fire, titled “Les Océans du Vide!”. That’s taken from La morsure du Christ, which is out on May 7th through Season of Mist. Check out the video right here.
  • Bodysnatcher shared a cover of the classic Hatebreed track “Smash Your Enemies”. There’s a limited edition 7″ available here, or you can just check out the visualizer on YouTube.
  • And that’s enough for Thursday. We’ll close with the brand new video from Pestilence for “Morbvs Propagationem”. That track is taken from Exitivm, which is out on June 25th (Agonia Records).

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Bewitcher — “Cursed Be Thy Kingdom”

“The Devil is always ready to make the deal…” says Bewitcher frontman M. Von Bewitcher.  Just as Ralph Macchio before them, the band made a pact with Satan a long time ago, ostensibly trading their souls in for killer old school thrash meets classic heavy metal riffs and a successful career that seems only to climb higher as time goes on.  Still, it’s been a long strange road that’s brought the band to their Century Media debut Cursed Be Thy Kingdom, and it hasn’t been without struggle, but this offering sees them put out their tightest and most expansive release yet.

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CANTO: Pessimist, Artillery, Horndal, and More

I feel moderately accomplished today. That doesn’t suck.

  • Musk Ox, a project I haven’t mentioned in what seems like forever, will be releasing their third full-length album on July 9th. Inheritance will be an independent release, and pre-order details are coming soon. For what it’s worth, I’m really excited about this.
  • Horndal are celebrating the release of their sophomore album, Lake Drinker, with a live streamed event via Bandcamp. It’s scheduled for April 18th, and tickets are only $3.00, with all proceeds going to the town’s local non-profit to look after an old factory park.
  • Pessimist have announced new vinyl pressings of their first three albums, Cult of the Initiated, Blood for the Gods, and Slaughtering the Faithful, available through Season of Mist. Those release dates are May 14th, June 11th, and July 16th, respectively. Check out this trailer for the reissues, and get your pre-order fix here.
  • The May 7th release date for X, the latest album from thrash metallers Artillery, is growing closer. So we’ll wrap up the day with their new single and video for “Turn Up the Rage”. That one is out through Metal Blade Records, and can be pre-ordered here.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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