It’s Monday. Again. Just like last week and same for next week…maybe. Lucky for you, Monday means a fat stack of new metals to wrap your ears around and open your wallets for. As far as the top four, it’s a sick week if you like sick tunes and honestly, who doesn’t? Rhetorical, of course. Anyway, Australia’s Faceless Burial fly the 90s death metal flag like it’s their lifeblood but what they do with it is what makes this new album absolute GOLD, deathgrinders Stillbirth ride a razor thin line of brutal but technical death metal and grindcore with just a pinch of slam making this effort an easy choice for best of their career, another Australian band Yanomamo is making waves—or slinging mud—with their latest EP of psychedelic sludge, and Texas Murder Crew put an emphasis on the brutal aspect of brutal death metal on their latest. Go do the thing where you give bands all your money, tons of opportunities this week. Enjoy. Continue reading
At least I can still spend time outside?
- Alright, let’s start with some clarifying updates from Enslaved. Their next album, Utgard, will drop sometime this fall. They made the decision to postpone the release a bit with Nuclear Blast. The good news is that the first track and video will be ready for May 22nd.
- Cirith Ungol unveiled a new track today called “Before Tomorrow”. That one is taken from Forever Black, which is out on April 24th through Metal Blade (and marks the first collection of new material in 29 years).
- Okkultokrati are releasing their next record, titled La Ilden Lyse, sometime in May through Southern Lord Recordings. I don’t know the specific date, but the good news is you can listen to a new song called “Kiss of Death” right now.
- Finally, we’ll close with the latest video from Architectural Genocide for “Gorge on Deceased”. That little number was taken from Cordyceptic Anthropomorph, which dropped on March 13th through Comatose Music.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
In comparison to the last few weeks, this one is rather short on the new metal front. And honestly, I’m not mad about it. A time to breathe a bit is a good time indeed. Anyway, the deathgrind supergroup of sorts, Lord Gore, are back after a 15 year break and they’re as sickening as ever, blackened death metal commandos Trench Warfare rage against religion on their full length debut, and Strappado leave nothing to the imagination on their brutal, torture inspired death metal debut – I mean, just look at that album art below.
Beyond that, it’s a varied offering this week with rock and grind and even a little something for the maggots. Head inside to get the scoop. Continue reading
Monday. I got nothing. Well, I take that back – I’ve got new metal and lots of it so let’s focus on that…
Up first is a twofer of outstanding death metal. Appalling have a way about them that screams old school death yet sounds forward enough in their brash mix of blackened, thrashened (two in a row, fight me) death and not to mention their outstanding ability to write a killer song so give Inverted Realm a spin at max volume. Once that one’s done take a stroll through another album with incredibly memorable songwriting and death metal thick enough that even a chainsaw couldn’t cut through it, Parasitic Slavery from Body Harvest is one you’ll not want to miss. Kampfar has been around for nearly 25 years and still manage to put out some of the darkest black metal going today and on Ofidians Manifest they do it darker and better than ever. Last but not least is Mavradoxa on their melodic leaning atmospheric black metal filled Nightmarrow which is a beast on several levels and stay tuned for an in depth look at this one in the coming days.
See, I actually did have something. Here. Not elsewhere. Not today. Continue reading
A week removed from being back in town, back to reality and back to…freeze warnings. I got nothing good to add here. So, how about another blast of new metal? That’s what were here for so let’s get to it…
Spearhead breaks a seven year silence with their in-your-face militant death metal on Pacifism Is Cowardice, brutal death metal vets Corpsefucking Art are back with another entry in their 20 plus year catalog with Splatterphobia, progressive by way of black metal Norwegians In The Woods… return with Cease the Day and it’s just as good if not better then Pure, and Corpsessed keep their death metal dingy and dirty on Impetus of Death. As always, thats’s not all. We’re just getting started so head inside to see what else is upcoming. Oh, one other thing…
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