CANTO: Amaranthe, Enslaved, Heilung, and More


“Blinded by lack of reason, indulging the tales of doom.”

  • Amaranthe have officially canceled their North American tour with Seven Spires and Battle Beast. Those dates were supposed to fall mostly in August and September, so the canceling is understandable.
  • Remember those awesome upcoming Enslaved performances we’ll be able to watch from the comfort of our own homes? Well the July 30th edition just got better. The band has invited the fans to help curate the setlist.
  • Heilung have also made the decision to postpone their performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, which was scheduled for this coming October. The new date is set as October 5th, 2021.
  • We’ll close with some solid black metal from Somniate. This track is called “Of Fragrance and Light” and is taken from their debut album, The Meyrinkian Slumber, which drops on June 30th through Lavadome Productions.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Album Review: Zealotry – “The Last Witness”

zealotry-thelastwitness-2100pxAfter 2013’s well-received debut effort The Charnel Expanse, Boston-based death metal outfit Zealotry return triumphantly with their sophomore effort The Last Witness. Steeped in the winding, progressive, and experimental side of the genre, The Last Witness is an absolute monster of a record. Equally utilizing the technical finesse of Gorguts and Atheist, the alien atmosphere of Demilich, and the dissonant, off-kilter guitar work of early Immolation, Zealotry have crafted an album that is just as immediately satisfying as it is intricate and, upon subsequent listens, reveals more of itself to listeners and proves to be far more than the sum of its parts.  Continue reading

Album Review: Heaving Earth – “Denouncing The Holy Throne”


Thanks to my impatience waiting for this week’s new releases to drop—and to my being not in the best of moods given the perpetual blizzard conditions outside—I found myself looking around for some new death metal to fuck around with. During that search, it took me about half a second to stumble on Heaving Earth‘s new album, Denouncing The Holy Throne. It’s the sophomore full-length from the Prague-based death metallers and I gotta say…it’ll kick one or two asses before all is said and done. Allow me to elaborate.

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