And since this is my post, we’re going to start off with my favorite. The Ocean Collective unveiled a new track today, titled “Preboreal”. The lyric video for that track can be seen here. Not a whole lot of other information has emerged surrounding this, but it’s obvious something awesome is on the horizon.
What a year. It’s hard to believe that most of the hubbub and fervor of the last few years is fading into the background (read: not gone, not even a little bit). I feel like for once I had so much going on outside of sitting at home that I felt like it was a little hard to keep up with everything that came out this year, but nonetheless, there were a ton of albums that captivated me and kept me company, and we’re going to start with the honorable mentions. You get it by now: these albums are fantastic, but I only have room in my personal tops for nine albums, so don’t feel like I’m shortchanging any of these. Without further ado, here we go:
But we’ve got more from Insomnium! They debuted a new single, along with a music video, titled “White Christ”. It features Sakis Tolis of Rotting Christ, and yes it’s awesome. Give it a watch and listen below. Anno 1696 is out February 24 through Century Media.
Hey! I just locked in a super cool show next week! It’s been awhile…
Speaking of shows, we may as well start with an awesome tour announcement. The Acacia Strain, Fit for An Autopsy, Full of Hell, and Primitive Man are covering North America next March. I, for one, can’t wait. Tickets go on sale Friday at this location.
Rarely do we actually find a drink that perfectly pairs with the tunes at hand, but this time I think we’ve managed the perfect pairing, if you can survive to the end of it. 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’s Insurmountable and Hubbard’s Cave’s Come Heavy or Not at All.