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!
April 14, 2015
Outre – Ghost Chants (Godz ov War / Third Eye Temple / Essential Purification)
Outre (or their labels) haven’t yet made this thing available in full on Bandcamp, and it doesn’t appear to be on U.S. Spotify either. We’ve got a promo, so we can discuss the whole thing, but you’ll have to make do with the third track from the album, “Chant 3 – The Fall” for now.
Árstíðir lífsins – Aldaföðr ok munka dróttinn (Ván)
In late January, Polish black metal band Outre released “Chant 3 – The Fall”—a terrific, five-minute glimpse at their upcoming full-length, Ghost Chants. [Check out our review here] The song was impressive not just for its effortless melding of a wide range of styles, but also for the fact that the band had parted with vocalist Andrzej Nowak only a month prior and started recording anew with versatile guest vocalist Stawrogin. We’ll save the hyperbole for our formal review, but suffice it to say, it was an inspired substitution that paid dividends all throughout the album.
Ahead of Ghost Chants’ formal release next month, we put forth some questions to Outre guitarist and founder Damian Igielski on that last-minute swap, as well as some of the other key factors in the album’s development. Here’s what he had to say:
With their debut demo, An Oath of Blood and Fire, Portland death metal duo Triumvir Foul gives us many things: an abundance of thick, grimy guitar riffs; some of the rawest, most gutteral OSDM vocals you’ll hear this year; and, most importantly, a successful combination of these elements into a short and taut package. (Yes, technically the expression is “short and sweet,” but “sweet” doesn’t really apply here. Triumvir Foul doesn’t use the word “sweet.” Triumvir Foul has probably never even heard the word “sweet” before.) Accordingly, we’ll keep this assessment similarly short and taut: An Oath of Blood and Fire, simply put, kicks ass. Continue reading →