I like Monster Magnet, so let’s start there. The psychedelic/stoner rock legends are releasing Test Patterns: Vol.1 on November 11th through God Unknown Records. This 12″ will feature “Tab” as recorded on the original 1988 demo and 1989’s Forget About Life, I’m High On Dope, as well as a 2021 rerecording. Pretty cool. More please.
And we’ll close with some instrumental progressive metal out of Paris. Check out the clip for “The Abstract” from Oaks below. That track is taken from Genesis of the Abstract, which is out now through Argonauta Records.
It is not today as I write this so maybe your team got in the Super Bowl, and maybe not. If so, I’m sure you’re still celebrating and if not, or maybe you just don’t care, welcome to another list of new metal. Glad you stopped by as we’ve got new stuff from Thorn who made my best of 2021 list with their genius take on death metal, straight forward and lacerating metal from Venom Prison and Mass Worship, another death metal album from Golgothan who I’ve seen some positive feedback on as of late, and of course a few more bangers in the list that follows. You know what to do from here…get in there and get some.
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.