CANTO: Bizarrekult, The Otolith, All Out War, and More


This rest of this week is gonna be a bit wild.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: October 16 – 22, 2022

How do you NOT use this pic for the header?

Fearless Editor Josh™ is on a much needed vacation from the 9C offices cooking up some lovely shrimp dishes with his family, so I’m taking the reins for this week’s Initial Descent to let you heathens know what’s the what in new music being released this week. And right off the bat we got Matt Harvey and the gang from Exhumed serving up their new platter just in time for, uh…monsters and pirate cosplay, I guess? Who knows, the album kicks ass. Elsewhere we got a pair of post-rock hammers falling with both God Alone and Lost in Kiev, the re-emergence of SubRosa in their new guise of The Otolith and finally, since you know you’re curious, rising like a one-eyed yellow and black phoenix it’s Stryper. Because I don’t know if we’ve ever mentioned Stryper on this site, and I admit I dig the single.

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CANTO: Katatonia, The Otolith, Kampfar, and More

I really wanted to get to this yesterday because there was plenty of good stuff going on, but alas, I guess I’ll share all that a day late.

  • For instance, this Katatonia tour with The Ocean is one that I absolutely cannot miss. The dates are in November, and you can bet I’m going to be attending at least one of them. Tickets go on sale this coming Friday.
  • Let’s transition to something a little different. In the cybergrind world, we have the latest stuff from Thotcrime, a new track titled “Critical Codependence”, which is streaming over at Brooklyn Vegan. That’s taken from D1G1T4L_DR1FT, which drops on October 28th through Prosthetic Records.
  • And then we have The Otolith, a band I had the pleasure of checking out at FITM. Their debut album, Folium Limina is set for an October 21st release through Blues Funeral Recordings. The first single, “Sing No Coda”, can be streamed pretty much anywhere.
  • And closing out our Wednesday that feels like it should be a Friday, we have something new from Kampfar. Give “Flammen fra Nord” a listen below. Pre-order Til Klovers Takt right here. That drops on November 11.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Rainbows in the Dark: Lord Buffalo — “Tohu Wa Bohu”

It’s Sunday, so it must be time for me to review another folk album.  I feel like that is most of what I do here but I’m also fine with that.  Outside of metal, folk is what I listen to the most, so naturally I’m going to gravitate towards that, given the chance.  Sometimes, I even get a chance to talk about an album that shamelessly straddles the gap between the two genres, which is exactly what Lord Buffalo’s new LP Tohu Wa Bohu does.  This is Rainbows in the Dark, featuring the best of all things non-metal and metal-adjacent. Continue reading

Initial Descent: February 16 – 22, 2020

Innards
Innards

Midway through February and just past Valentine’s Day so hope you all had a lovely one. If you did or if you didn’t, we’ve got the fix in the form of new metal and a ton of it so let’s do that, shall we? Certainly. At just three tracks, Portugal’s Innards excite the grind side of death metal with their latest quickie, Lowrider smashes a 20 year silence with their legendary desert metal and things have never sounded better, Road Warrior and Gravebreaker combine forces for a whiskey soaked, rip-roaring heavy metal hootenanny of a split, and TerrifianT pull all the stops in proving that heavy metal is as crazy as it is rowdy as hell. So, there you have it, and there’s much more to come so keep reading. Continue reading