“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” No need to expound on how real that quote is today. Leaving that to simmer… New metal time and we got another loaded list for your ear holes that kicks off with somewhat of a shift from Temple of Void and no they haven’t gone pop on us, they just built a way better death doom hot rod, Origin pops their head up to remind us that their tech death is still good tech death, Artificial Brain mops the floor up in the avantgarde and wildly experimental death metal chasm, Astronoid gaze it up once again much to the delight of several staffers here, and, of course, many others that will tickle your inner metal kid. Happy hunting and see you here throughout the week.Continue reading
CANTO: Blind Guardian, Belphegor, Denouncement Pyre, and More
I’m on Cape Cod, drinking a Tree House. And it’s Friday. Life doesn’t suck.
- Opening with Blind Guardian is always the right thing to do. New album details have emerged, and The God Machine is set for a September 2nd release through Nuclear Blast. Check out the new track, “Blood Of The Elves”.
- Next up, we have new material from Denouncement Pyre. “The Liberating Fires Of Moloch” can be heard here. As a reminder, that’s a track taken from Forever Burning, the new album set for a June 17th release through Agonia Records.
- Weedeater have announced some July tour dates, following the postponement of the tour because of… well, you know. Anyway, the details and tickets for the full run of shows can be found here.
- Over at Season of Mist, Nightfall shared a new live video for “Meteor Gods”. They have a live EP dropping on July 22nd titled In the Temple of Ishtar.
- Closing out the week, we have new stuff from Belphegor to check out. Give “Virtus Asinaria – Prayer” a watch and listen below, a track taken from The Devils. That album is set for a June 24th release through Nuclear Blast.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Album Review: Sadist — “Firescorched”
It’s been a while since I have touched a progressive death metal record – not since Alustrium’s A Monument To Silence – and while I’ve been doing some listening behind the scenes, it struck as odd that I haven’t really been giving one of my favorite death metal subgenres a proper listen. Imagine my delight in finding an album that struck a chord with me the more time I spent with it, becoming more and more experimental and dissonant the further in I ventured. For an album that makes me question where the established line between progression and technicality begins to blur, Sadist’s Firescorched is an impressive feat of musicianship.Continue reading
CANTO: Denouncement Pyre, SVNEATR, Spiritus Mortis, and More
Whole lot of content these days. It’s a good thing, overall.
- Let’s start by checking in with Cavernlight. As we all know by now, As I Cast Ruin Upon The Lens That Reveals My Every Flaw is out on May 13th through Translation Loss. And today, the band revealed the third and final single off that album, “Gaze Into The Glow And Drift Into Time”, which is available over at Metal Injection.
- Canadian black metal project SVNEATR have signed on with Prosthetic Records, where they’ll release their third album in the near future. Additionally, they have a tour run through Canada coming up in June. So make sure to take advantage of that if the opportunity presents itself.
- Spiritus Mortis have announced a new album, The Great Seal, which will be released through Svart Records this coming September. Check out the music video for “Death’s Charioteer” right now.
- Over at Nuclear Blast, Bleed From Within released their third single, with music video, for “Stand Down”. Their new album, Shrine, is out on June 3rd.
- We’ll wrap up the day (and for me, the week), with the latest new material from Denouncement Pyre. Check out the new video for “Hung Like Swine” below. Forever Burning is out on June 17 through Agonia Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Album Review: Analepsy — “Quiescence”
Space. The final frontier. That’s what they say, but Portugal’s Analepsy kickstarted their career with an album that told of mass destruction of the solar system’s inhabitants and on Quiescence, the cosmos is empty and awaiting its demise. So it would seem that ‘final’ is a loose term and that more stories are yet to be told. Later discussion, to be sure. One thing is for certain, in the here and now, Analepsy’s brand of slamming brutal death metal is not your typical paint by numbers fare as they weave classic strains of death metal with more current sounding melodic yet brutal flair. And if the subject matter is on the grand scope of crushing the cosmos, it better be something to match that scale.Continue reading