Wristmeetrazor also dropped announced a new album announcement. Theirs is scheduled for a June 11th release through Prosthetic Records, and it will be titled Replica of a Strange Love. They released the first track from that album today, “Last Tango in Paris”, which you can check out at that same link.
Ok, only one more album announcement today. I promise. (No I don’t.) The latest from Artillery, simply titled X, will be out on May 7th through Metal Blade Records. I know this may come as a shock, but it’s their tenth full-length album. Check out the new single, “In Thrash We Trust”, right now.
Born of Osiris released a new single today, and that sounds like something good to close with. Check out the video for “White Nile”, available through Sumerian Records, immediately below.
Despite my everlasting love for Colors, it’s hard to say Between the Buried and Me aren’t writing the best music of their careers right now. After the theatrical sci-fi pomp of Coma Ecliptic the band crafted a masterful return to their heavier roots in the two-part Automata, developed as a single album before being split into two halves (for easier consumption?) with Automata I beginning the narrative of a man journeying through his own dreams, which are being broadcast to the world as cheap entertainment. How does it end? Four months later we finally find out with the stellar Automata II, which supplies the back half of the concept with some of the most dynamic, engaging and downright killer music the band has ever produced. Continue reading →
Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Between the Buried and Me’s Automata I and Johnny Walker’s Double Black Blended Scotch Whisky. Continue reading →
I’ll admit: for many years, I simply dismissed the djent movement as “a bunch of Meshuggah rip-offs.” Ignorant? Yep. Over-generalizing? Ridiculously so. But after hearing Periphery‘s 2014 EP, Clear, I began to reconsider that viewpoint. Sure, the band brought out some of the genre’s biggest clichés in full force—chugging, start-stop guitar riffage, oddball time signatures, etc.—but as songs like “The Summer Jam” or “Feed the Ground” demonstrated, they also showed off an undeniable sense of catchiness. And now, almost exactly a year later, the band’s back with a new double album called Juggernaut—and while I don’t know if either of its two parts, Alphaand Omega, are enough to fully convert me to the “djent-side,” there’s quite a bit to like about both.