The year has started off a little slow, but let’s see what emerged today.
We can start with the stoner doom project Dust Prophet, who released a new single titled “Hourglass”. That track is taken from their upcoming new album, One Last Look Upon The Sky, which will be out in the coming months.
Evil Shade have set the release date for their debut mini-album, Vandals. That will be out on February 25th through Chaos Records and Spookies Productions. Pre-order it, and check out the title-track, here.
We’ll wrap up with a visualizer for the 11-minute epic from Primalfrost, “Tenebrous Skies”. That’s the closing track from their new album, Lost Elegies, which is out now.
Ah yes, the glorious return to the real world. Zero sarcasm in that…or not. Definitely was a much needed break that went by way too fast, but here we are with another new release list that’s sure to strike an arc with everyone. And, it’ll give me the swift kick in the ass I need on my first day back to reality. Score. First up we’ve got the masters of bleak blackened doom, Krigsgrav, with yet another stunner, then we’ve got death metal from Decrepisy and a vinyl edition from Perilaxe Occlusion (both of which I highly recommend), then we’ve got an intense mix of noise, black metal, and grind from Vessel of Iniquity, and of course, a ton more to follow. Happy hunting.
Where men have failed to carry the melodic vocal load, women have aptly stepped in to show them the path. Bands like Ides of Gemini, King Woman, Myrkur and The Wounded Kings have shown that women are not only equally capable of fronting melodic metal acts but are often more effective than their male counterparts when it comes to stoner and doom metal. Gone are the days of men singing like Brad Delp of Boston or John Spinks (RIP to both) of The Outfield. Why have a man stretch his vocal range to the limit when a woman can provide a fuller experience at the upper registers? In support of that theory, Mandy Andresen, front-woman for Australian doom metallers The Slow Death (also of Crone and Murkrat) provides an absolutely stunning performance on the band’s third full-length, Ark.