CANTO: Tankard, Virtual Symmetry, Outline In Color, and More

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Hustling through this so that I can get to the damn brewery. It’s Friday, ya’ll.

  • We’ll lead off with some progressive metal, in the form of Virtual Symmetry. The quintet revealed “Come Alive” today, taken from their upcoming self-titled album. That one is out on September 16th through Sensory Records.
  • I’ve been listening to False Light a lot this week, so we’ll jump to new a new lyric video from White Ward next. Check out the visualizer for “Phoenix” here. That album, by the way, dropped a couple weeks ago through Debemur Morti and it is incredible.
  • Moving in a completely different direction next, dark rockers Scarlet Dorn unveiled a new single titled “Unstill Life”. That’s taken from a new album dropping on September 30th through SPV Recordings titled Queen Of Broken Dreams.
  • If post-hardcore is your jam today, check out the latest from Outline In Color. The new single and video, “Quicksand”, is available here. If you dig it, they’ll be on the road for much of the remaining year. Tours are back, in case you weren’t aware.
  • Since we opened with beer, we shall also close with beer. Check out the new video and track from Tankard for “Beerbarians”. Pavlov’s Dawgs will be out on September 30th through Reaper Entertainment, their debut with the label.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: May 9 – 15, 2021

Grave Miasma
Grave Miasma

Another day, another dollar. If things were easy, we’d all sign up for the gravy train, but it just ain’t so. And, that train is long gone. Thinking out loud there…anyway, new metal time! Let’s get to it, Grave Miasma put forth probably their most deathy death metal album yet and I’m all here for it, Hore rolls out a freaking banger of a black ‘n’ roll album, Oldskull brings about memories of Morrisound era Floridian death metal, and Wolverine FINALLY are releasing their epic feature length audio / visual album on digital and vinyl—better believe I’m picking that up, excellent dark metal there. So, with no gravy train in sight, head below to find a new favorite from this long list of new releases. Drop some coin and enjoy the trip.

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Initial Descent: September 3 – 10, 2016

Colosso
Colosso

First off, happy weekend. Second, it’s Saturday and I’m sure you thought we weren’t running Initial Descent. Well, fooled you. If you have an opinion regarding this running on Saturday let us know in the comments otherwise let’s get on with it. Another week and another list of metal for you to check out; death metallers Colosso are back with their third full length Obnoxious, Divebomb Records is releasing Bewitcher‘s Self-Titled debut on CD format, Tardive Dyskinesia gets crazy with Harmonic Confusion and of course Devin Townsend Project return with Transcendence. But wait, there’s so much more, click that “continue reading” link. Continue reading

Album Review: Wolverine – “Machina Viva”

Wolverine - Machina Viva

Machina Viva marks the end of a five year silence from Sweden’s Wolverine. A long time indeed to go without their blend of utterly beautiful melodies and emotionally charged songwriting. They’ve come a long way since their first demo way back in 1996 but they never cease to amaze with the amount of progress from one release to the next. This album, while being a natural next step from their last, is no different. Somehow they’ve found a way to get a little closer to the heart while fully engaging the mind with their intricate passages and subtle nuances. Continue reading

Visions ov Hell: Wolverine – “Our Last Goodbye”

Wolverine - Our Last Goodbye

Our Last Goodbye is the first peep anyone has heard from Wolverine in 5 long years. Their fifth full length Machina Viva, is due out this week and judging by this track alone, it will be nothing short of epic. For a band that started out with death metal intentions, Wolverine is about as far away from that now as possible. But their transformation over the years has been one of constant exploration in melodicism and progressive metal, each release better than the last, and now — as this track proves — they’ve progressed once again. And have never sounded better. Continue reading