Hey all. It’s Jon, freshly cast out from the land of the employed, and finally ready to stare into the doom that awaits us. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Immersion, the latest from Primitive Man and my first attempt using the Brewer’s Best Scottish Ale Homebrew Recipe Kit.
Denver Colorado’s Primitive Man have been banging out the sickest and gnarliest sludge/doom jams since 2012 and have risen to the top of this heap in very short order. No light, no hope, ear smashing, and soul crushing are all things this band has been doing with aplomb since their debut Scorn. And now, with their third full length Immersion, the band is poised to slaughter eardrums and souls worldwide. They’ve figured out exactly how to build tension and let it simmer to the boiling point and have also figured out how to make it explode into a cauldron of hatred so nasty that many will have a tough time looking inside.
Day by day it seems we’re edging closer to whatever end game is in store and this week’s list of new metal kicks off with two albums tailor made for it. Primitive Man could single handedly kick off, and lead, said end game festivities with their caustic as hell sludge-doom and Rope Sect could turn it into a dark party with their gloomy yet catchy deathrock—two totally opposing albums that are on the same wavelength and both rule. Anyway, offering a bit of respite is the new sorta-tech-sorta-brutal-but-all-fun death metal from Ingested and a slightly more death leaning black metal effort from Arrogant Destruktor. This is a top notch start but there’s much more below to get your apocalyptic soundtracks pulled together. So, get some. Continue reading
Welcome to another edition of our Saturday morning playlist. Today, we’ve got the new Gojira single for you, alongside other new cuts from Primitive Man, Black Crown Initiate, Uada, and Incantation. And you know there’s plenty more in there that you’ll like, so jump in below and get your morning started right.
Sorry this is coming at you so late… no I’m not.
- Lamb of God coming our way with some interesting collaboration updates. Looks like they are teaming up with Nightflyer Roastworks to create what will be called Memento Mori Coffee. Mmmmm… caffeine.
- A couple new videos today. The first comes from Cult of Lilith, for “Purple Tide”. Their debut full-length drops on September 4th through Metal Blade Records, titled Mara.
- Anaal Nathrakh will release their 11th full-length, Endarkenment, via Metal Blade Records, on October 2nd. They released the title-track today as well, which is fine. But that album art is, uh, something.
- Primitive Man dropped a new music video for “Entity”, taken from the upcoming new album, Immersion. That one drops on August 14th through Relapse Records. And yes, it is heavy as shit.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”