After some lineup changes in the rhythm section and the addition of keyboard/synth player Fade Kainer, Brooklyn-based metal outfit Tombs return with a fresh batch of songs on their new EP, All Empires Fall. While the previous full-length, Savage Gold, was a cleanly produced and mechanically executed collection of black/death metal that had some tendencies toward death rock, post-punk, gothic rock, and industrial, All Empires Fall brings back the more atmospheric and visceral sound of 2011’s Path of Totality while removing the rough edges from that album and further honing the band’s pitch-black, brooding sound, while never sacrificing an iota of attack. Continue reading
It’s Tuesday, and we’re back with another round of favorites from 2014. You know the drill: three a day every day this week—in no particular order—followed by our Final Four at the end of the week in Episode 33 of the podcast. Roundabout? Yes. Will we get our Top 25 done by the end of the week? Also yes.
Yesterday, I gave you recaps for rather an odd mix of albums, and I see no reason not to continue mixing it up in these posts. Today’s three albums may come from three different metal sub-genres, but they’re all fantastic listens. They are: