Album Review: Terzij de Horde — “In One Of These, I Am Your Enemy”

Terzij de Horde - In One Of These, I Am Your Enemy

Terzij de Horde is a band that I became aware of in the past couple of years, especially as I dove into the world of black metal and tried to find something I enjoyed within this ever-growing subgenre. It was during this time that I found myself listening to Self, Terzij de Horde’s debut, and slowly became invested into both what the band would do next and what my own perceptions about the genre would be further down the line. Now, almost seven years later, Terzij de Horde have broken away from their own confines with the brilliantly bleak In One of These, I Am Your Enemy.

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Initial Descent: April 3 – 9, 2022

Terzij de Horde

I told you last week the memes would come hot and fresh and that, at least, did not disappoint. Anyone know what fresh hell will be the new topic no one can shut up about? Ahh, that’s right… no one cares. Anywho, we do have a fresh and hot list of metal new releases this week that kicks off with a black metal favorite in Terjiz de Horde, slappin’ new metal from End Boss, more black metal from Oceansnow, an avant and difficult yet satisfying outing from Abhorrent Expanse (album cover of the week?), and a whole jam packed list that follows. Tune out of the buzz of everything and tune in to all these, you won’t regret it. See you here throughout the week…

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Rainbows in the Dark: Lung Knots — “Golden Dirges, Molten Larynges”

I can’t say that I really saw it coming, but I guess I’m on something of a harsh noise kick lately.  Not that things have been going particularly poorly or my mental state is deteriorating (well, any more that it usually does), but I guess I’ve just been in the mood to expand my horizons.  I’m starting to get a feel for nuances of the genre, how it carries emotion and tension that is much more complicated than just “loud.”  But then, there’s Lung Knots, and their newest release Golden Dirges, Molten Larynges, that just want to annihilate your eardrums sonically.  That works too, I guess.

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Album Review: Farer — “Monad”

Every so often, an album comes around that seems hell bent on breaking all the rules.  Metal is no stranger to this, and even in a genre where the rules are played exceptionally fast and loose, we’ve seen lots of innovation in arrangement, songwriting and instrumentation.  Sometimes this innovation is simply doing what’s least expected for its own sake, but sometimes it comes from a place that is truly inspired, seemingly beamed into the world as an already conceived idea flowing out of a human vessel.  Enter Farer and their truly unique debut Monad.

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Initial Descent: October 2 – 8, 2016

Meshuggah
Meshuggah

 

First full week of October is upon us and, in case you missed it, there’s a hurricane that has ripped a swath of destruction everywhere it has touched. Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone that has been affected by this. But thankfully it’s moving on, so GOOD RIDDANCE to Matthew. Now, onto Initial Descent. Which means new metal by the truckload. Actually this week isn’t quite as stacked as previous weeks but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. We’ve got Meshuggah‘s The Violent Sleep Of Reason which has a more organic sound to it but nonetheless as alienesque as they’ve ever been, Gatecreeper have released their debut Sonoran Depravation which is arguably the catchiest death metal of 2016, Endalok is terrifyingly atmospheric on their black metal album Englaryk, Ortega gives us a fantastic doom album in Sacred States and Swampcult dedicates the entirety of their latest dark doom album The Festival to the H.P. Lovecraft short story of the same name (it translates very well in case you were wondering). Those and many more await after the jump. Continue reading