Plenty to say here, but everyone that knows me has already heard it and you came here for new metal so, I’ll sum it up in three statements: Be quiet unless you truly have something to add. Be a rock. Don’t be a dick. Simple right? Ha, you’d think. Anywho, new metal Monday is upon us and hot damn we’ve got some treats in store this week starting with a couple of killer death metal albums from Inhuman Condition and Molder, next up is a long awaited grind return from Antigama, progressive metal from Anova Skyway, and a ton more in the list that follows. As usual, plenty here to hit anyone’s funny bone so dig in and we’ll be seeing you here throughout the week.Continue reading
Initial Descent: May 22 – 28, 2022
Another week, another list of new metal… to which, we rejoice! I know, I know, it’s Monday and that’s a bit too much excitement. However, who doesn’t get excited over new metal? I mean, that’s about all we have anymore. Anywho, get your frowns on for a moment and welcome the new outing from Mournful Congregation (I kid, it’s good), next up is a war machine of deathgrind from Holocausto Canibal, then we’ve got an epic heavy metal effort from Gengis Khan, a rockin’ good time from Besvärjelsen, and a bloated list of many other hits to empty your wallets and blast what’s left of your hearing. Head directly below and happy hunting. See you here throughout the week…Continue reading
CANTO: Converge, Der Weg einer Freiheit, Dark Funeral, and More
Last one of the week, before I head out for a long weekend. Also in the mountains, but different mountains. Kind of.
- We’ll lead off with Converge, who unveiled the second single from Bloodmoon: I, titled “Coil”, which is streaming over at Decibel. As a reminder, that collaborative new album is set for a November 19th release through Epitaph Records (with vinyl coming next June through Deathwish).
- Dark Funeral has announced a new album, their first since 2016’s Where Shadows Forever Reign. Slated for a March 18th release, We Are The Apocalypse will be out through Century Media. In addition, they also have a release show lined up on the 19th with Samael and Eleine, which is pretty awesome.
- Prosthetic Records added a new grindcore collective to it’s roster in Elder Devil. To accompany the news, the band shared a full set performed in Chinatown, with the audio available on November 5th for free (NYP, of course).
- Redemptor, the Polish death metal crew featuring current and former members of Decapitated, Vader, Hate, Banisher, etc., are dropping a new album, Agonia, on December 3rd through Selfmadegod Records. Check out a new track, “Potion Of The Skies”, right now.
- We’re going to close today with Der Weg einer Freiheit, because of course we are. If I wasn’t already anticipating Noktvrn enough, this new track featuring The Devil’s Trade, titled “Immortal”, just took things a step further. It’s an absolute masterpiece. As a reminder, that album is out on November 19th through Season of Mist.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Video Review: Nasum — “Blasting Shit To Bits”
Nasum. For grindcore fans worldwide, this is a name that will live in infamy and a name that will be whispered for evermore. Between their four full lengths, Inhale/Exhale, Human 2.0, Helvete, and Shift, these Swedes became a household name for those of us looking for that extra bit of extreme that the far corners of metal offered if one was willing to seek out. However, with the 2004 tragic Indian Ocean tsunami incident that took the life of frontman Mieszko Talarczyk, the band went silent and rightfully so. They had lost a major piece of the puzzle in a tragic way and struggled with this loss. But, in 2012, what would’ve been the band’s 20th anniversary, they decided to hit 60 cities in a last blast sort of way with Rotten Sound’s Keijo Niinimaa on vocals and Director Michael Panduro capturing their final performance in October of the same year. The results are nothing short of exemplary but no surprises there as Nasum were always exemplary. This is a Christmas gift like no other and I’m giving you all the links below so do yourself a solid and BUY IT. Thank me later.Continue reading
Initial Descent: November 8 – 14, 2020
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