Album Review: Death Angel – “Humanicide”

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The joke is that thrash never changes.  It is what it is, and its steadfast adherence to the tenants of its genre are what make thrash, well…thrash.  And over the course of the six albums released during their re-emergence, Death Angel continue to hold fast that line of blistering precision and aggression, with new album Humanicide fitting comfortably in with their previous output.  Maybe consistent is a a more apt descriptor, as there’s little to differentiate any of the songs from previous albums, but when the quality is this high that’s hardly a complaint. Continue reading

CANTO: Eyehategod, Overkill, Gatekeeper, and More

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A couple days off because starting a new gig occupies time.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: May 27, 2016

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It’s finally here! We’re down at MDF — which should explain the relatively quiet last couple of days (don’t worry, podcast minisodes are coming soon!) —and amazingly, the entire metal world doesn’t stop for this shit. Who knew?

So, yes, we do have some new metal for ya this week. Right off the bat, Atlanta black / death / crust crew Withered return with Grief Relic, their first album in six years. Beyond that, there’s some new stuff from Death Angel and Behexen that’ll definitely be worth a listen, and also a new covers album from Six Feet Under that’ll definitely not be worth a listen. There’s a bunch more to get to, so let’s not waste any more time — here’s what’s on tap for this week:
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CANTO: More Ozzy drama, Slayer’s new tour, and a new track from Gutter Instinct

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“Feel the heavy hoof-beats pound across the land. The sin of our forefathers lies within our clutching hands.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Sabaton, Kylesa, Pentagram, and Death Angel

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“Strengthened by rejection, survival redefining scum. Depreciate judgment, unlike complete isolation.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey