CANTO: Lamb of God, He is Legend, Auroch, and More

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It was raining, and now it’s not. Please stay that way?

 

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Thy Art Is Murder, Children of Bodom, Airbourne, and More

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Same deal. Not much canto-ing this week.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Refused, Omnium Gatherum, Obsequiae, and More

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The word of the day, is “dumb”. As in, other people’s inability to pay attention created a dumb waste of my time.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Initial Descent: December 9 – 15, 2018

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Deitus, photo courtesy of Nick Malone

It’s cold and that’s pretty much all I’ve got. Take that as you will. But, you know what warms me up? Another list of metal’s new releases — so, I’m in luck and you are too. Exactly what you are wondering…read on.

The UK’s Deitus return with their blasphemous second full length, Via Dolorosa, which finds the band leaning a little harder on the pure metal side of the black metal spectrum but still intense and still wildly entertaining. Next up, and another I, Voidhanger release, is Devil Worshipper on Music For the Endtimes and being that Ævangelist is in mastermind Matron Thorn’s wheelhouse, expect the same sort of extreme disdain for life, limb and existence as we know it on this debut. Moving right along, and with another D in the alphabet, is Dødsferd on Diseased Remnants of a Dying World which is Greece’s answer to raw black metal with a DSBM bent, and closing out the top slots is a Cronos fronted Venom on Storm the Gates so lay down your souls to the gods rock ‘n’ roll and get venomized — mileage may vary but it’s Venom so, there’s that.

I’m warmed…somewhat, but by the end of this list I’ll be toasty. Get in there and start a fire for yourself. Continue reading

CANTO: Venom, Five Finger Death Punch, A Perfect Circle, and More

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I resentfully put this post together tonight.

  • Venom are still doing things apparently. Not sure how I/we are just learning about this now, but their latest album, Storm The Gates, will be out December 14th via Spinefarm Records.
  • I like A Perfect Circle, I really do. But I don’t quite know why they covered AC/DC‘s “Dog Eat Dog”? I supposed it doesn’t really matter what I know. Give it a listen.
  • Five Finger Death Punch have announced their fill-in drummer: Charlie Engen of Scale The Summit. This is a good thing, he’s very talented.
  •  Here’s a video from something called Black Coast, which sounds kinda cool (the name, not the song – I haven’t listened to that yet). The track is called “Ill Minds” and it features on their new EP titled Ill Minds Vol 1 (Primordial Records).

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb