October 14 is going to be a good day due to the fact that Singapore’s grind trio Wormrot will release their long awaited third full length Voices. The band announced this with a video that came with its own warning label regarding the possible hallucinogenic effects contained within. For this Visions ov Hell we take a look at the recently released video for Fallen Into Disuse. No better thing I can think of for a Monday, so give your aggressiveness an outlet before you ram into that car going too slow. Continue reading →
The guys discuss the recent Ticketmaster class action settlement — and the free tickets to shows absolutely NOBODY wanted to see that were handed out as a result. Plus, news from Decapitated and a recap of a few of our first-half album highlights from 2016!
All that and much, much more in Episode 48, so check it out!
Gothenburg, Sweden’s At the Gates need no introduction. Call them pioneers, call them forefathers, call them innovators – but there are few modern metal bands who haven’t been impacted by at least one of the death metal trailblazers’ albums, whether the avant-garde tech tendencies of their first two albums or the more accessible riff-factory approach of their later works. Simply, they’re one of the most important metal bands of the 90s, and their impact continues to ring true today in their well-received reforming. They’re the kind of band we love analyzing at the various points of their career, and for that reason, they’ve earned a place in this column. Welcome to the Nine Circles Ov… At the Gates. Continue reading →
I’ll be the first to admit that, despite my love for all things heavy and slow, I never quite “got” the niche of post-metal past the more well-known bands’ most well-known albums. Sweden’s Cult of Luna are different, though: Remarkably textured and cinematic in their songwriting abilities, they find a balance of crushing Neurosis-esque sludge and more detailed, introspective territory rooted in post-rock while never succumbing to much of the shoegazing or tendency to dwell on an idea for too long, as many of their contemporaries do. They’ve covered a staggering amount of musical territory in their career, and for their excellence and variety, they’ve earned a place on this column. I present to you The Nine Circles Ov… Cult of Luna.Continue reading →