Profile: Jono Garrett of Turbid North

The Turbid North camp has been relatively quiet for some seven years and change now, but next month will see their fourth effort The Decline set free for all to experience. And what an experience it is! The RIYL list on this thing contains some of extreme metal’s heaviest hitters as well as various psychedelic rock legends, plainly put: Turbid North severs arteries with vicious deathgrind in one second and gazes into the great beyond the next. The storyline here is as deep as the album’s many riffs and serpentine twists which just goes to show that the last handful of years were not wasted when it comes to the band outdoing themselves, which they have. We expect this album to be an early contender for the best 2023 has to offer so be sure to check it out from the links contained within. We recently posed our set of Profile questions to the band and drummer Jono Garrett was kind enough to respond. And, since we’re in Best of 2022 season, he also offered his top five. PLUS, you get their latest video. So, head directly below to get the scoop behind this killer band that you need more of in your life.

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Album Review: Cloud Rat — “Threshold”

Cloud Rat - Threshold

Grind is having a massive couple of weeks right now. Last Friday brought us a new Escuela Grind album (review courtesy of my esteemed colleague and brother), and now I have the sublime pleasure to convince you that you should drop whatever you are doing this Friday and check out Threshold, the latest from Michigan grind stalwarts Cloud Rat. And trust me, I do mean whatever you are doing.

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Album Review:  Behemoth — “Opvs Contra Natvram”

Sensational satanists and extreme metal trailblazers, Behemoth, are back with their twelfth studio release Opvs Contra Natvram.  Each of the ten tracks brings hellfire with face melting riffs, abrasive vocals, killer drumming, and all the energy and attitude of a live performance.  The album title meaning “going against the current” perfectly summarizes the intent of this release which is to give a big “fuck you” to the destructive propensities in popular culture and social media.  It would not be a Behemoth album if it didn’t raise a few eyebrows from passersby and act as an righteous piece of rebellion.  This release is something only Behemoth could have created and it is not to be missed.

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Album Review: Hissing — “Hypervirulence Architecture”

How does one properly describe a band like Hissing; a band whose entire mission statement is expertly defying categorization and pushing the very limits of what constitutes music itself?  For the first time in a while, I find myself almost at a loss for words as to what to say to kick this thing off, so maybe we should just get into it: Seattle, WA’s Hissing are back with their sophomore release Hypervirulence Architecture, and if you’ve never checked out this band before, you literally have no idea what you are in for, but I would argue that’s a feature, not a bug.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Cave Bastard and Greater Good

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Hi again, after a couple weeks off due to… dumb stuff… I’m back! As a reminder, Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly, but not-at-all-weekly, feature where I consume both a new metal album and usually some form of bougie craft beer. It’s fun, I promise. Mostly for me. My cup of heresy runneth over this week with: Wrath Of The Bastard from Cave Bastard and DDH Pulp Daddy from Greater Good. Do they pair up nicely… read on to find out!

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