Everyone is talking about the latest from Cannibal Corpse, Violence Unimagined, and with good reason. So let’s close with another new video from that album. This is “Necrogenic Resurrection”. If you haven’t purchased the album yet, here’s that link. And if you want to know what Angela thinks of the album, you can have that link as well. Enjoy.
Fans can always rely on Cannibal Corpse for consistency as the band has been dropping mind-blowing, instant-classic death metal album after album over their 32 years of existence. Every record follows a similar formula that is timeless and never grows stale. Each is unique, but no one sticks out of the band’s discography as an outlier as they fit together like a puzzle. From the sound to the overall feel to the cover art by Vince Locke, Violence Unimagined, the 15th and latest release, is a Cannibal Corpse album through and through. It is another slam dunk by this legendary band and one of their best (quite possibly THE best) album to date.
Saw something last week that I had to comment on; if you’re still falling prey to “don’t listen to (insert name) band because they’re not an a label” or “skip (insert name) band because they suck or not worth the time,” STOP IT. Do your own research and come up with your own conclusions. If you don’t like it, fine. But at least, for you, there’s a reason beyond some gatekeeper spouting bullshit on a social media platform. Agree or disagree, I don’t care, but find what you like for your own reasons and if you don’t like it, move on. Or, start a blog and explain. Whatever. Moving on with new metal, Cannibal Corpse are death metal elite on their own but with Rutan in the fold they are GOD-TIER—go now and preorder that. If black ‘n’ roll is more your style, Bewitcher has you covered, post-rockers Crown have made a splash with us and I’m sure many of you will have the same experience, and Chain Gang Grave offers up a little something for the punk / metal / death rock / hardcore crowd with an explosive debut full length. Again, plenty here to research and plenty of excellent albums in the top slots as well as the list that follows. Go, get your fill.
Hello again and welcome to another Saturday morning playlist series from your pals at Nine Circles. This week, we have maybe one of the most diverse ones of these since I started writing these. Take a listen down below and find whatever suits you best.
We Came As Romans have an anniversary livestream, To Plant A Seed, scheduled for April 23rd. They’ll be performing that 2009 release in full, and merch bundles for the event include a vinyl box set. Cool. Scoop up your tickets and swag here.
Lamb of God released a quarantine video of “Routes”, featuring Chuck Billy (Testament). That’s a track taken from their self-titled album, of which a deluxe version is officially available later this week. Side note: credit to Willie Adler for rocking the Tigers lid.