Not gonna lie. Sure there’s been some great extreme music that came out this week (like the latest from Devangelic) but damn if this new Crown Lands albums isn’t some of the best Rush worship I’ve heard since, well…Rush in their heyday, which if you ask was pretty much their whole career outside of the debut and that small blip from Presto to Roll the Bones. So we’re kicking off with a single from the Canadian duo’s stellar new release before diving into the guttural extremity of Devangelic’s fourth album Xul.
From there the 278th edition of the Nine Circles Playlist goes all over the place, as you would expect. We’ve got music from the likes of Rotten Sound, Demonical, and the scorching new cut from the forthcoming Cattle Decaptiation. We’ve got technical progressive death metal from Pronostic and glam from Steel Panther. And in between there’s cuts from Planning for Burial and Chapterhouse, OranssiPazuzu and Gorguts, Lo! and Godflesh, not to mention a host of killer cuts to close things out, including Opeth, Sabaton, Judas Priest, and others.
Finally, we have the new animated music video from Sabaton for “No Bullets Fly” immediately below. That one is taken from Heroes, and was released as part of an advent calendar they are doing, and in celebration of hitting one million YouTube subscribers. Doin’ stuff!
Khemmis surfaced again today with a cover of Alice In Chains’ “Down In A Hole”. This was part of the Magnetic Eye Records Dirt [Redux] project. I guess this thing was a long time in the making, so it’s good to see it finally surface.
Sabaton released yet another video from The Great War. This one for “The Attack Of The Dead Men”. Give it a watch immediately below as you celebrate Friday’s Friday in your own special way.