CANTO: Crowbar, Street Sects, Stoned Jesus, and More

CROWBAR

The month of April is going to be absolutely insane.

  • Following up on the release of Zero And Below, Kirk Windstein breaks down the latest Crowbar effort in this video. It’s a great album, and if you still need a copy of it, here ya go.
  • Street Sects are back with the final installment of their Gentrification single series. Gentrification V: Whitewashed will be out through The Flenser on May 20th. Check out “History is Everyone’s Fuck” here. They’ll also be on tour this coming August and September, which is cool.
  • New York City deathgrinders Skullshitter are releasing a new full-length on May 6th through Nerve Altar, titled Goat Claw. The opening track, “Angel of Decay”, is available for streaming here.
  • Sharing this news about Stoned Jesus because that might be my favorite band name ever. Anyway, they just signed on with Season of Mist, where they’ll release their fifth full-length eventually.
  • And we’ll close with something a little different. Below is the latest video from Chastity for “Happy Face”. That’s a track taken from Suffer Summer, which is out through Deathwish Inc. and Dine Alone Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: June 13 – 19, 2021

Alustrium

Any of you pay attention to all the crackin’ singles released last week? If not, hit rewind and peruse our Canto posts to find out. Needless to say, this year is only getting better on the new metal front. Speaking of new metal, we’ve got entries from prog-tech death wonders Alustrium, a split of doom and fuzz from Dead Witches and Witchthroat Serpent (witchy), a slab of super heavy post-metal from Bossk, and a half dungeon synth half 80s horror flick soundtrack from supergroup Arelseum. And, as you surely are aware by now, so much more follows these four so do yourself and these bands a solid and make it rain.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Cult Leader and Speculoos Cookie Beer

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Cult Leader’s A Patient Man and Angel City Brewing Company’s Speculoos Cookie Beer.   Continue reading

Initial Descent: June 24 – 30, 2018

kevin hufnagel
Kevin Hufnagel

I’m back. Miss me? Of course you didn’t because Chris killed it here on Initial Descent last week. Either way, I’m still picking sand out of…places. But anyway, you came here for new metal and that we have plenty of this week. See what I did there? Saved you from a dumb story about sand, proud and elated you must be.

Enough about that, let’s focus on music. By now Kevin Hufnagel is a household name to a much larger audience than just metal and on Messages To the Past he proves why as he effortlessly recalls guitar virtuosos, past and present, but furthermore offers up a fantastic album full of beautiful peaks and valleys. Cokegoat and Barren Heir bathe in sludge and doom on their split Sunshine / Tracing Light, Italy’s Nomura and Nulla+ leave a trail of bloody ears with their blackened hardcore / punk split impronte / lacrime and Converge drop an EP, Beautiful Ruin, on us out of nowhere — it is a good day indeed.

Good opening four but there’s much more. I’m a poet and didn’t know it…(drum roll). Anyway, grab a coffee or a cold one and stick around, the metal awaits. Continue reading