Honestly, I’m still reeling over the 1-2 punch of Vitriol and Mizmor from last week. And probably will be for some time to come. But, there’s a whole load of killer releases this week so my, and your, listening habits will be crowded and our wallets will be empty. ‘What is this sorcery?’ you ask…well, keep reading dear readers.
When a doom leaning heavy metal band comes out with a debut so impressive it makes waves everywhere, it’s hard to assume their follow up will live up to that hype but Crypt Sermon‘s more than lives up, it surpasses and crushes. Nightfell perfectly capture the darkness and turmoil of current times on their wickedly bleak third album, yet another crusher. I’ve seen Haunter‘s new outing called ‘current day old Opeth’ and that’s a fair assessment but misses a ton of the whipping black metal and visionary songwriting so please go and assess for yourself. Last up top but certainly not least is new stuff from death metallers Baest and if you thought they might soften a bit – WRONG. There you have it, four you need and way more of that below so hop to it. Continue reading →
I think I only did one of these last week, yeah? Let’s fix that.
I stumbled on this and it seems kind of fun. Ghoul have announced their very own comic book! Well, almost. It’s in the Kickstarter phase right now. And while I have mixed opinions about such a means of accumulating funding, I must admit that some of these perks are pretty cool.
One of my favorite bands going, Insomnium, have announced a North American tour with Omnium Gatherum and Seven Spires. Does this sound familiar? It should. The Insomnium Gatherum tour came through back in 2015, however Niilo had to hang back that time. Not that it matters, this is a can’t-miss show either way. Oh, and they also dropped a new video for “Valediction”. Heart Like A Grave drops on October 4th.
Mediocrity. The mother of all fails. We’ve all been guilty of it at some point; we get busy and things either fall by the wayside or we do just enough to tick off whatever task is in question. Make it a point to not be mediocre. Kick today, and life, right in the ass and own it. And keeping with that topic, there’s nothing mediocre about this week’s new metal as we’ve got new stuff from enthralling black metallers Necronautical, a major upgrade to the atmospheric post-black metal tag from Hope Drone, Wizard Rifle offers up unclassifiable but grade-A avantgarde metal wizardry, and Witch Vomit mine the cavernous depths of death metal extremely well.
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: Witch Vomit’s Buried Deep in a Bottomless Grave and Modern Times Brewery’s Critical Band IPA. 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: Cerebral Rot’s Odious Descent Into Decay and Three Weavers Brewing Company’s California Radler. Continue reading →