Boomsticks, broomsticks, machetes, kitchen knives, chainsaws, meat hooks, ouija boards…are we having fun yet? Yep, still peddling spooky season and will be for at least a couple more weeks. So, at least I’m having fun. And for the reason you’re here, we do indeed have another list of new metal on tap so let’s get to it. Aeon are nothing if they aren’t consistent, and any death metal band that’s consistently in Deicide’s corner is a very good thing so this week’s full length is all that and a bag of chips. Next up is a killer noise rock album from Tunic that we so happen to have a Profile for so dig that, Hate bring the black / death metal pain in epic form (as they always do), post-metal has a new heavy hitter in its corner with Hippotraktor, and tons more lie in wait just below this excellent four pack. Dig in and find your new favorite(s). Enjoy.Continue reading
Have you ever found yourself wondering if everything is fine? Nothing out of the ordinary is happening, yet you find that nothing is quite as it seems. Maybe it’s the deep-seated paranoia that comes in waves while you sleep; after all, you did check everything before retiring for the night. The stove is off, the glass you used is on the table, and you left your keys in your bag. However, as you try to sleep, something moves from the corner of your eye, and you can’t help but feel that something is not quite right in your home. This is the feeling you get when becoming immersed into Unmaker, an album filled with a certain amount of dread that just makes you uneasy. You cannot trust what you are hearing – after all, are the screams sitting below the sludgy, sonic threshold inside your head or within the demented post-metal LLNN weaves into existence?Continue reading
Well, this was *supposed* to be a Rainbows that went up two days ago, but, you know, life and stuff. Still, I would be absolutely remiss if I didn’t move things around to make time to talk about another notch in the belt of 2021 being one of the best years for post-rock in recent memory. But then again, you probably already had an idea that a new MONO album was going to be good. Anybody who wasn’t expecting that has probably never listened to MONO, but hey, you’ve got to start somewhere and Pilgrimage of the Soul is as good as anything they have ever done, which is to say it is utterly astonishing.Continue reading
Look, I don’t know all the answers, nor does anyone else for that matter, apparently. However, I do know a good one which is something the old guard of country knew well: let’s just get wasted and kick all the footlights out. Very effective. Anyway, new metal time and we’ve got another long list ahead that’s full of it. First up are the undisputed kings of goth metal, Unto Others, with their second full length that’s everything you loved about Mana, but better. Next up is a technical platter from Rivers of Nihil who continue to show how adept they are at exceptional ideas and making them heavy as lead, then we’ve got Wraith who show that the thrash revival is better than ever, and last up top is LLNN with their healthy serving of sludge, hardcore, and post-metal. Many, many more follow these picks so jump in and grab them all.Continue reading
I’ve been back at work one day and I’m already prepared to sprint into the woods without return.
- This announcement is a couple days old, but it’s still worth sharing. The Ocean are releasing Phanerozoic Live on November 26th (through Pelagic Records, of course). The 3LP features both streaming performances of the Phanerozoic concept album, as well as access to HD video. Oh so tempting.
- Seattle doom crew Deathcave have announced some December dates with Heiress and several others. The dates are mostly on the west coast, and run from December 2nd to 15th.
- For those lucky enough to be in Europe, Ensiferum and Dark Tranquillity have a co-headlining tour scheduled for next April and May. To celebrate the announcement, check out the new video from Ensiferum for “Run from the Crushing Tide”, which is taken from Thalassic. That album dropped last year through Metal Blade.
- Let’s toss in the new single from Goat Torment as well. Forked Tongues is out on October 29th through Season of Mist Underground Activists, and you can stream “Disorder and Disruption” right here.
- We’ll close with death metal veterans Hate, who released a new video for “Resurgence”. That track is taken from Rugia, their 12th full-length album, which will be out on October 15th through Metal Blade Records.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”