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.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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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.

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Initial Descent: November 8 – 14, 2020

Of Feather and Bone

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.

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Album Review: Psudoku – “Deep Space Psudokument”

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Oh, the fine art of avant-garde! All too often launching headfirst into cartoon territory or utterly incoherent and lacking catchy hooks. All those sudden shifts in style and tempo detached from the overall flow and harmony; the price to pay when striving to defy the listener’s expectations and violate the borders of musical comfort zone and keep one constantly guessing where the wrecking ball will land next. Leave it to the avant-grind spaceball unit Psudoku to snicker at such lethal snares with the adroit madness captured within its latest release Deep Space Psudokument, delivered from the future for our enjoyment and deciphering. Continue reading