CANTO: Orange Goblin, pg.lost, Æolian, and More

Oh good. It’s dark by 4:00 PM now. I missed this!

  • Pg.lost have released an in-studio video performance of “Shelter” over at Decibel. That track is taken from Oscillate, which drops on November 20th through Pelagic Records.
  • Orange Goblin have had to reschedule their 25th anniversary tour as a result of the pandemic, but that won’t stop them from celebrating the occasion. As an alternative, they will be streaming two live shows, on December 18th and 19th in London. Get your tickets right here!
  • Literally nothing left in the inbox beyond singles and videos, so… the first comes from Cyrax, who dropped a lyric video for “Dorian Gray”, a track taken from Experiences, which is out soon through Wormholedeath.
  • And lastly, we have the new video from Æolian. This one is called “Golden Cage”, taken from The Negationist, which drops on November 20th through Black Lion Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Aeolian – “Silent Witness”

Aeolian - Silent Witness

Grad school has started, which means there’s been a lot of changes occurring behind the scenes that make me seek comfort in what I already know rather than experiencing new things. However, I couldn’t pass on music from the grandmother country, especially when there’s melodic death metal involved. Given how much I have written on the subject, the fact that I am still interested means that I am completely into finding new elements that seem to illustrate its evolution into something else. The thing about melodeath is that it’s currently evolving into something interesting and electronic. As we hear worlds collide, traditional melodeath – as defined by the popularity of Swedish melodeath, has become more focused on the country or region the band comes from. This has created a different sound that becomes dynamic and much more melodic in tone. With this in mind, we can look to Aeolian, a Spanish melodeath band whose debut album, Silent Witness, has a groovier blend of melodeath that I have not previously heard. Continue reading