So, I slept on Bestial Hymns of Perversion. I was definitely aware of all the hype around it, and it wasn’t like I had anything against it, but I just never got a solid listen in. It should have been the highest priority for me, given that it’s everything I love about death metal, but it just never quite happened. Now I find myself scrambling to catch up to the hype train Of Feather and Bone are currently riding, because Sulphuric Disintegration is about to surpass everything they have done before this point. Don’t make the same mistake I did.Continue reading
This constant vortex of uncertainty, pressure, and stress is a bitch. No other way to describe it and I know this is news to literally nobody. But, it’s nice to know we’ve got some cantankerous music this week to avert attention. What, you ask? Hang in there and let’s find out… Of Feather and Bone are sitting on one the most unflinchingly violent death metal albums in recent memory, Machetazo do for gore grind what Carcass did for death metal many years ago and even though it’s a compilation of scattered tracks, this thing is intense, Puteraeon bring a heavy dose of Lovecraft to their maiming buzzsaw of Swedeath, and Novarupta offer an intense and heavy respite of first class post-metal. Do the thing and go support a ton of new music.Continue reading
Grindcore is good. Grindcore has always been good, but one of the things I am the happiest about seeing in the genre is the evolution of a more mature sound coming out of bands doing modern grind. Not that I don’t like goofy minute-and-a-half songs about blood and gore, but I think, more now than ever, there are so many bands who are pushing the envelope for what the genre can do, and what its purpose in the larger metal community is. Chief among those bands is Toronto’s Bleeding Out, who grace us with their long-awaited debut Lifelong Death Fantasy.Continue reading
Time for a beer. Not this beer. A different beer.
- Pangaea have signed on to a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. The progressive metal band based out of Wisconsin are planning to start the writing process for their third full-length sometime later this year.
- So this is kinda random, kinda fun, and an overall good thing. Korpiklaani are releasing a branded beard oil, funds of which will support SYLVA, an organization that supports children fighting cancer.
- I’m going to use this space to also encourage everyone to check out the latest from Wayfarer, A Romance With Violence, which is available in full a day early over on Metal Injection.
- A little more prog metal to close out the day (and likely week, for me). Here is the new video from Scardust for “Stranger”. That’s the title-track from their upcoming new album, which drops on October 30th through M-Theory Audio.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
I’m proud to say that I’ve been a fan of Wayfarer for quite a while now, ever since a buddy put me on to Children of the Iron Age what feels like forever ago. I remember when I first heard them, I could tell that there was something that set them apart from the competition, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. Now, after following them along their meteoric rise, it’s apparent that their special something is a gift for storytelling and songwriting, and their latest A Romance with Violence sees them at their absolute peak.Continue reading