The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 44 (March 21, 2015)

It’s time for Episode 44 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, the guys say “fuck it” and do it LIVE! From New York City. Corey’s in town for Enslaved / YOB (keep an eye out for that in our next episode) but before they give that a spin, here are some less coherent ramblings. New album chats on Moonspell, Devathorn and Dødheimsgard, a discussion of Megadeth’s still-not-yet-confirmed new lineup, and an all-out failure to press the Inception button. What’s that mean? You’ll have to listen!

All that and much, much more in Episode 44, so check it out!

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Album Review: Dødheimsgard – “A Umbra Omega”

Dodheimsgard A Umbra Omega

Much like a rumor, Dødheimsgard grows as it goes. While the quicksand of their nightmarish soundscapes initially offers little ground to stand on, each subsequent listen to one of their albums somewhat solidifies the soil until a fickle balance is reached, and the listener can begin to make sense of the bizarre sonic blasphemy that is being thrown at him. Although the Norwegian veterans have over the past two decades built themselves quite the reputation for seeking out the grotesque and otherworldly, their brand-new album A Umbra Omega may prove their most challenging release to date. With the aid of returning vocalist Aldrahn, six songs chronicle Dødheimsgard’s latest descent into madness. And while these stretched-out compositions contain some of the band’s finest moments to date, band-leader Vicotnik and his companions occasionally bite off more aberration than even they can chew.

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Just the Tip: March 17’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Just the Tip! Here are the new releases we’ll be discussing on the podcast this week!

March 17, 2015

Moonspell – Extinct (Napalm)

Moonspell Extinct


Devathorn – Vritra (World Terror Committee)

Devathorn Vritra

Dødheimsgard – A Umbra Omega (Peaceville)

Dodheimsgard A Umbra Omega


We’ll also have written reviews of these and other new releases here on the site throughout the week, but for now, take a listen and check back later this week for our spoken thoughts in Episode 44!

Other New Releases of Note:

  • Pyramids – A Northern Meadow (Profound Lore)
  • The Order of Apollyon – The Sword and the Dagger (Listenable)
  • Ranger – Where Evil Dwells (Spinefarm)
  • Norse – Pest (Transcending Obscurity)
  • Drakkar – Run With the Wolf (My Kingdom)

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