CANTO: Killswitch Engage, Convulse, Heathen, and More

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  • Killswitch Engage are re-releasing their first self-titled album to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary. Didn’t In Flames do something like this for Clayman? Anyway. Pre-orders are available now for the October 9th release. Personally, I love the early KsE library so I’m tempted.
  • While you’re at it, make sure you drop an order for Convulse’s next albumDeathstar, which is out on October 30th through Transcending Records. I’m so glad those progressive death metallers are active again.
  • Let’s check in with Heathen, who have shared some insight into their recording process. A reminder that Empire of the Blind drops September 18th through Nuclear Blast.
  • Ded dropped a new visualizer for a track called “Parasite”, so let’s close with that. They’ve got their sophomore album coming soon, with additional details to follow in the near future.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Convulse, Machine Head, Ensiferum, and More

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“I want to burn down Wall Street, baby, and fan the flames of discontent like Hades.”

Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: March 18, 2016

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Another Friday is upon us! Leading the charge with this week’s new releases are Finnish legends Convulse! The band’s new album, Cycle of Revenge, comes just two-and-a-half years since after their last effort, Evil Prevails — which is kinda nice since they’d waited almost 20 years between albums before that. It’s a very un-Convulse-sounding record, but worth giving a spin all the same. We’ve also got new stuff from The BodyDecrepit Soul and a whole host of others dropping today, so let’s not waste any more time. Here’s what’s on tap for Friday, March 18:
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Album Review: Chthe’ilist – “Le Dernier Crépuscule”

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Death metal has many, many schools. There are literally dozens of sub-genres. So, to get at the roots of the genre, there are a few distinct sounds of the old school. We will call them the foundational sounds. Sadly, the originators of death metal are hardly as well known as some of the more depressingly nu-metal and metalcore sounding bands of the last fifteen years. Thankfully, bands like Chthe’ilist are seeking to change that by reinvigorating early sounds of death metal with all the fervor of the bands that started it. Fans of Demilich, Adramelech, Convulse, Demigod and Abhorrence (in that order) will be ecstatic over their debut LP Le Dernier Crépuscule. Continue reading

CANTO: A new Convulse track, Children of Bodom’s new guitarist, and more

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I head to NYC tomorrow. That is all.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey