CANTO: Kvelertak, Destruction, Let Us Prey, and More

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New vinyl arrived today! Yay!

  • The Maryland Doom Fest 2020 has been rescheduled, unsurprisingly. The festival will still take place in this calendar year, it will now be held from October 29th through November 1st. As a reminder, headliners include Cirith Ungol, Blood Ceremony, The Skull, Witch Mountain, and more.
  • In case you missed Kvelertak‘s “Live From Your Living Room” event, you can check out a clip of the performance of “Bråtebrann” right now. Not gonna lie, they did a really, really good job with this.
  • Destruction is dropping a live album that will be available digitally on May 8th. Their first live album with the current lineup will be called Born To Thrash – Live In Germany and you can check out the track listing here.
  • And we will wrap up with the music video from Boston’s Let Us Prey for “Halo Crown”. Virtues of the Vicious is out on July 24th through M-Theory Audio, so be sure to keep that on your radar as we continue to inch toward summer.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Carach Angren, Epica, Death Tribe, and More

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Halloween Canto! Which means literally nothing.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Völur – “Disir”

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Somewhere in the malaise of post-rock and folk music lies Völur which accepts influences all the way from King Crimson to Warren Ellis. Yet, somehow, the band remains squarely within the realm of folk metal. Perhaps their influences are so diverse because of their Canadian heritage. Located on the continent of North America the band derives much of it’s quieter side from Americana while their heavier side tends to draw from the United Kingdom area. Regardless, Disir is a serious journey. An album abounding with peaks, valleys and rolling plains.  Continue reading

Best of 2016, Q1: Manny-O-War’s List

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I’m not going to lie to you people. I think 2016 might be the best year in metal (particularly death metal) in a very, very long time. This is something I’ve been ranting about in my monthly recaps but it needs to be said as much as possible: each month in 2016 has provided an endless amount of terrific albums. Picking a top 18 for any month this year wouldn’t pose a significant hurdle. That’s just how good it’s been. So, with that in mind let’s take a look back at the last three months in metal. Continue reading