Album Review: Dreadnought — “The Endless”

Dreadnought - The Endless

Since 2013 Dreadnought have been spinning more plates in the air than you can shake a stick at, although why you’d want to shake a stick at anyone, let alone someone successfully spinning a myriad of plates in the ether is beyond me. Managing the tricky balancing act of doom, progressive rock, post-metal, and straight up black metal still seems to come effortlessly to this band. On The Endless, album number five sees those spinning plates shift ever so slightly in favor of the more progressive doom side of things, but it’s a shift that works well, creating a lovely dark atmosphere with enough dynamics to keep listeners coming back.

Endlessly, you might say.

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Initial Descent: August 21 – 27, 2022

Blackbraid

We start with a non new release related item: seek out the 2022 Joe Barresi Remix of Dio’s Holy Diver. Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of remixes or reimaginings or re-recordings but THIS is a remix I can get behind. And now for the new release items: most of these opening four have been highly anticipated and hotly hyped, but that hype is well deserved in the black metal of Blackbraid and Sigh, in the progressive metal of Dreadnought, and in the destructive black metal meets hardcore force of Hexis. Moving on, and as always is the case with these lists, there’s a ton lying in wait below so there’s plenty to keep everyone busy. Enjoy the search and we’ll see you here throughout the week.

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CANTO: Krisiun, Dreadnought, Megadeth, and More

Best Megadeth I’ve heard in a long time? Best Megadeth I’ve heard in a long time.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Elder, Denouncement Pyre, Opeth, and More

Alright, after a few days away, we’re right back at it.

  • Denouncement Pyre, a favorite from years past, have a new album set for a June 17th release. Forever Burning will be available through Agonia Records. Pre-orders are available here.
  • This is a tour I will definitely check out. Elder are hitting the road in August and September with support from Dreadnought, Ruby The Hatchet, and Belzebong. All those dates can be found here, and I can say with confidence that I will either be at the Boston or Vermont date… or both.
  • Apparently Allegaeon is going to spend the entirety of 2022 on the road. Not a bad thing. The Terrestrial Takeover Tour, which was originally planned for 2020, will now cover June 1st through July 1st. Support will come from Arkaik, Aenimus, and Summoning The Lich.
  • Opeth are streaming a new track, “Width Of A Cirlce”, which is taken from the extended edition of In Cauda Venenum. That edition features three previously unreleased bonus tracks, in both English and Swedish. Cool stuff.
  • Any interest in checking out the entirety of the Crown performance for Roadburn Redux? Because now you can. The whole thing is available for your viewing pleasure below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Darkthrone, Drudkh, Abbath, and More

angry abbath

I’m actually going to a concert next week, and I’m already overthinking it immensely.

  • We’ll start with a thing I really wish I could go to. TRVE Brewing has announced their 10th anniversary concert, which features the likes of Khemmis, Panopticon, Dreadnought, and more. Those tickets go on sale at the end of the week.
  • Darkthrone is celebrating the 30th anniversary of A Blaze In The Northern Sky with a fresh, limited-edition, vinyl pressing through Peaceville. 666 copies will be released on June 24th. You can order it here, but I’m sure it’s already sold out. Edit: confirmed.
  • Keeping this short today, and rounding out with a couple items from Season of Mist. First, we have a new track from Abbath for “The Book of Breath”. You probably don’t need a reminder, but Dread Reaver is out on March 25th.
  • And we’ll wrap up Monday with the new video from Ukrainian black metallers Drudkh for “The Nocturnal One”. It’s worth noting that this release was moved up on the calendar as a sign of resistance. We’re with them, and all other Ukrainians. Slava Ukraini.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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