I’m out of words for much other than metal at this point. On that note, The Black Dahlia Murder lay down, quite possibly their best in a few years—so. damn. good., dark neofolk OLS mesmerize on their stunning effort, Oranssi Pazuzu put the capital P, B, and M in psychedelic black metal—no surprise to anyone I hope, and since every damn show every-damn-where is cancelled here comes Khemmis with a quick but great live EP that’ll bring back the good times. Tons more to follow so keep reading. Also, please support bands, labels, restaurants, and everything you can and in any way you can and if you can’t, don’t sweat it just hang in there. Continue reading
Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Ruin Lust’s City of Babel and Brävery Brewing Company’s Blackberry DIPA.
It was raining, and now it’s not. Please stay that way?
- Auroch are up to things. It’s been about four years since their last release, so I’m happy to share that they will be dropping a new MLP on April 24th called Stolen Angelic Tongues. That will be released through 20 Buck Spin, and you can hear a new track called “Coffin Nails” right now.
- And an update from North Carolina’s Wailin Storms. They have a new full-length called Rattle scheduled for a May 15th released through Gilead Media. Here is the link to the pre-order, as well as the first single over on NPR called “Grass”.
- Lamb of God dropped a playthrough of the recently released track “Checkmate”. Watch Mark and Willie tear through it as they prepare for the release of Lamb of God, their first album in five years, on May 8th via Epic Records.
- I know there are some He Is Legend fans out there, so here’s the new music video for “Burn All Your Rock Records”. White Bat is out now on Spinefarm.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Vastum’s Orificial Purge and Modern Times Brewing Company’s Accumulated Knowledge.
Black metal has an identity problem, and it’s exhausting. The community froths at the mouth to validate, accuse, hoist aloft or otherwise dismantle what it means to be black metal in the current age. But then I look at the rolling fields and crumbling ruins in broad daylight that note the arrival of a new Obsequiae record and I breathe a sigh of relief. Here is a band unconcerned with status, with genre, with any kind of presence (seriously, beyond a Metal Archives listing I couldn’t find anything) in the community other than to carry high the singular sound they’ve been refining for three albums now. And now the consumer of music can turn from the maelstrom and rejoice, for The Palms of Sorrowed Kings stands as the clearest, finest example of the kind of thing Obsequiae and no one else is doing in metal right now. Continue reading