The experience of awaiting new music from a band that previously released your album of the year can be foreboding, especially if the band in question is known to be an unpredictable shapeshifter. The tug of war between trepidation and giddy excitement can become overwhelming and begets deeper questions: how do you even categorize or approach something that defies expectations and convention at every turn? Is it even fair or useful to compare their new release with previous ones? In the case of Vide, the sole clear answer is that only Emptiness could have conjured up this hypnotic album.Continue reading
Hello one and all to another edition of Initial Descent where I’ve got nothing quippy due to it being Monday and all. And, I’d love one more weekend day but that ain’t happening so here we are. New stuff, we got it and you want it so let’s get after it… This week we’ve got a couple of tech death albums from Abiotic and Demon King, but holy crap look at that Abiotic album artwork! Kung Fu movies anyone? The answer is yes with this playing in lieu of the tv sound. Elsewhere we have a death metal banger from Humanity’s Last Breath and one that has made our very own Zyklonius happy; the misery pop of Emptiness who travel waaaaay outside the lines of expectations and offer up a whole lot of something, or in Zyklonius’ words: ‘something and nothing at the same time.’ Decode that and you win the week. Speak with him for your prize. As always, much more follows these four so dig in.Continue reading
Good morning and welcome to another Saturday morning playlist. This week, we have a slew of new singles including a MASSIVE new Panopticon song, a new nightmare jam from the upcoming Emptiness album, new tracks from The Body and Dvne, and two singles from next week’s Tribulation album (because I can’t pick a favorite). All this plus a few extra goodies at the link below.
Much to share today! So let’s get right to it…
- Gimme Metal TV has announced it’s first ever livestream event, featuring Gaerea. That event takes place on February 5th at 3:00 PM EST, and tickets can be scooped up on the Gimme app for $10.00. I’ve wanted to see Gaerea live for awhile now, so I definitely plan on checking this out.
- More good news! We get new Panopticon this spring! Austin Lunn announced And Again Into The Light, as well as the new track “Know Hope”, in this interview with No Clean Singing. That album will be available through Bindrune Recordings, as always.
- Cattle Decapitation shared a new video for “Finish Them”, which features live footage from their shows in Melbourne, Australia last year. That track, of course, is from Death Atlas, which dropped back in 2019 through Metal Blade.
- Another new track (and video) that came our way today is from August Burns Red. The new single, “Standing In The Storm”, is available now through Fearless Records. Just make sure you catch the animated music video.
- This new Emptiness track is dark, trippy… and incredible. Check out “Vide, incomplet” immediately below. As a reminder, Vide is out on February 12th through Season of Mist.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Welcome, one and all, to another edition of our Saturday morning mixtape series. This week, we’ve got a ton of new singles from the likes of The Ruins of Beverast, Tribulation, and Emptiness, plus a new Two Minutes to Late Night cover, some classic Arsis, and even a little garage rock for good measure. Take a listen down below.