CANTO: Naut, Blindead 23, Mourn The Light, and More

Happy American Thanksgiving eve… still a holiday I’m apathetic towards!

  • Leather is releasing a new studio album this coming Friday, titled We Are the Chosen. That will be available through Steamhammer/SPV, and a video for the title-track emerged today, which you can view here.
  • Blindead 23, a new project forming from the remnants of Blindead, featuring current and former members of Behemoth, Vader, Katatonia, and more, revealed a new track titled “Towards The Dark”. That’s streaming over at Metal Injection, so go check it out.
  • New England-based heavy doom crew Mourn The Light are releasing a new EP titled Stare Into the Face of Death this coming Friday through Argonauta Records. So it’s coming at us fast, which rules. Give “The Hunt” a listen here, the first track from that collection.
  • Sure, we can slide some post punk into the mix today. Naut is releasing a brand new album on February 24 titled Hunt, their debut with Season of Mist. Check out the first single, “Unity of Opposites”, immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Void Cruiser — “Call of the Void”

Album Review: Void Cruiser --- "Call of the Void"

When listening to the opening track “Dragon’s Tail” on Void Cruiser’s third album Call of the Void, two questions came to mind. The first is if this band was from Southern California? No, they’re from Finland. The second question is this a reissue of an album released in the mid 90s? The answer is also no. For some reason, Void Cruiser made an album that’s a throwback to 90s alt stadium rock. It’s not an unpleasant album but it is an unsurprising listen.

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CANTO: Monster Magnet, Judicator, Black Cross Hotel, and More

I’m back, and slowly getting caught up in life.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Stream: Dun Ringill Live at Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg (5.4.2019)

Dun Ringill

For some of you, the term Dun Ringill may conjure up the album Stormwatch from Jethro Tull but here, it refers to Swedish doom metallers Dun Ringill that are, at times, as progressive as Tull was. Their full length debut, Welcome, was released back in March via Argonauta Records and is a rousing six song sonic pleasure. Doom, rock, and folk all have a place in this dark stew but it’s the way the band puts it all together that makes it different enough from anything else to really stand out. Plus, there’s several unexpected twists and turns throughout – flute! Today, we’re excited to bring you a hometown show Dun Ringill performed at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg last month. It’s an excellent performance with high quality video so if you dig concerts and hard rockin’ doom metal, this one’s for you. Hit the play button immediately below and kick back for a spell. Continue reading

Album Review: Hollow Leg – “Crown”

Hollow Leg - Crown

On Hollow Leg‘s third full length Crown, the band’s steady diet of sludge and stoner fueled southern metal sees yet another go around. But the upfront aggression heard on their previous works has been dialed back to allow room for a blues based sound. Most of these songs find a slow to mid paced speed and unerringly stick to it. Not a bad thing at all in this case as this four piece knows how to write some molasses thick riffs and catchy tunes. Compared to their last two, if anything, this is the sound of a band hitting a comfortable and assured level of maturity. Continue reading