CANTO: Lacuna Coil, Slayer, Shadow Frost, and More

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I might squeeze in two of these before heading to Wyoming.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: June 2 – 8, 2019

Cave In
Cave In

As I was expecting, Darkthrone’s Old Star does not disappoint so make sure you check it out while perusing what this week has to offer. Speaking of, there’s plenty so let’s get after it.

Cave In literally had the wind knocked out of them with the loss of bassist Caleb Scofield in early 2018 and with even a cursory listen to Final Transmission, last works with Caleb, you can feel it in every note and especially the tear jerking opener which is 100% him – not gonna lie here, it’s a tough album to get through for any fan but ohh so worth it to experience and immerse yourself in this phenomenal album. Next up, with a little extra time on their hands post Caustic recordings, Primitive Man went back in the studio and punched out Steel Casket which draws on their recent forays into noise, ambient, and drone but make no mistake; this IS a Primitive Man release and it destroys. Moving along is the debut, Steeping Corporeal Mass from Fetid, a band that picked the right name based on their nasty, corpsecrushing sound – dirty old death metal done right. Last up top is debut, Flub, from the somewhat star-studded Flub who offer up a dizzying, technical, and avantgarde approach to death metal that has something new around every corner and layers that take double digit spins to peel back. Need different? Right here.

Alright then, jump in and see what other treasures await. Continue reading

CANTO: Primitive Man, Full of Hell, Vreid, Soen, and More

Primitive Man

All kine of dings to get to today.

  • Let’s see how many tours we can cram in here. First up: Full of Hell and Primitive Man. Oh dear god yes. U.S. dates in May and June. The “Weeping Caustic Torment US Tour”. So freaking tasty.
  • Vreid in support of Kalmah. Also exciting. Dates primarily in April. I don’t get to go to this one, which saddens me. Apparently this announcement first dropped a week or so ago. Sue me.
  • Motionless In White and Atreyu. Meh. I mean, I guess this appeals to a certain audiance. Just not this one/me.
  • Our video today comes from Soen, and it’s for “Covenant”. This is a good song off of a record I relatively enjoyed. Lotus dropped last month. Check it out if you haven’t yet.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Receiving the Evcharist: Primitive Man & Hell and Yeti Imperial Stout

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Primitive Man & Hell’s Split and Great Divide Brewing Company’s Yeti Imperial Stout.   Continue reading

Initial Descent: February 17 – 23, 2019

Minors
Minors

By the time this goes to press I’ll be working my way out of the mountains and back into the hustle and bustle. I’ll probably get lost along the way and will, no doubt, be cold but it’ll be worth it. Nature rules, you should try it sometime. Anyway, thanks to these music players / phones / leashes we all have I won’t be without some of this week’s shiny new metal. Long list ahead so let’s get to it…

Ontario’s Minors was recently one of our Profile subjects and we said that their brand of sludge fueled hardcore would “leave jaws planted firmly on floors the world over” on sophomore outing Abject Bodies and we weren’t kidding – take our word for it and buy it. Next up is new music from Primitive Man and Hell which separately would rule by default but to have them on the same album, in Split format, is likely to knock the earth off its axis with their massive combination of death, doom and sludge. Pernicion wreak trve death metal havoc on their EP Seek What They Sought, and Sanhedrin keep the flames of classic heavy metal extremely well stoked on The Poisoner.

What else is up? Read on… Continue reading