Album Review: Gomorrah – “The Haruspex”

Gomorrah - The Haruspex

With their second full-length, The Haruspex, British Columbia’s Gomorrah unfortunately continue down the “core”-laden path they’d charted on their debut. Instead of a progression to fresh ideas the songwriting feels rehashed and repetitious. With the same ideas and sounds we’ve heard before, this album has a hard time holding the attention span for very long. It’s a wellproduced yet mediocre deathcore effort that is sparse on highlights. Continue reading

Album Review: Black Tongue – “The Unconquerable Dark”

black tongue the unconquerable dark

Deathcore has seemingly fallen into a rut. Gone are the days of bands like Ion Dissonance and The Acacia Strain dominating almost all discourse on popular metal blogs. The novelty of the genre has faded, and seminal bands have broken up and moved on. In their place, a glut of sub-par copycats have emerged to fill the void. However, amidst the sea of cookie-cutter bands still populating the genre, Black Tongue, a young band from Hull, England, have stood out, and managed to breathe some life back into deathcore.

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Sunday Side-Splitter: Mic Drops Palmeri

Well, it’s Sunday. Which means you’re probably hungover and miserable about tomorrow being Monday, much like myself. Hopefully this Sunday Side-Splitter will serve as a partial remedy. Old news, but it had to be shared on this page. On May 7, 2013 at an Emmure gig in Moscow, Frankie Palmeri was electrocuted by his own microphone and was unable to finish the song or set.

You can check out a very brief, 17-second clip of the incident below. I could have forced you to sit through a longer version, but I wouldn’t subject you to that much Emmure. Even 17 seconds is pushing it. No idea what song they were playing, because, well, they all sound the same. Because deathcore.

But…I have so many questions! Was Emmure’s equipment rejecting their music like the rest of us? Is Mr. Palmeri being bullied by his microphone? From my understanding, he has had issues with bullying in the past. Am I bullying him right now? Even if I am, at least I’ll remember his birthday!

Who knows the meaning behind this, but at some point I’m sure he will write a song about proving his microphone wrong, claiming it’s a poser or something. Somewhere in the lyrical content he’ll probably make claims regarding the inanimate object’s sexual orientation. Because, ya know, that seems to be popular language with this guy. Happy hangover.

Prost.

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up. 

Episode 3: April 25, 2014

It’s time for Horns Up, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, Dan and Corey cover new releases from Dust Moth and Machine Head, discuss the latest in the battle royale between Queensrÿche and ex-vocalist Geoff Tate, and revisit classic albums from Black Sabbath and At the Gates. Plus, Corey identifies 47 new ways to articulate just how much he hates deathcore!

All that and much more in Episode 3–plus, check back later today for our subgenre playlist of the week: melodic death metal!

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.