I haven’t seen any of the trailers for The Northman yet, but I might check out the latest one, which features music from Heilung. Specifically, “Hakkerskaldyr”. Give it a watch here. Fun fact, the name behind this film, Robert Eggers, is a Portsmouth man! So we’re basically best friends.
Moloken is a thing that I dig, so we’ll close with their new video for “Hollow Caress”. That’s a track taken from their fourth album, Unveilance of Dark Matter, which was released through The Sign back in 2020.
It’s not today as I’m writing this. As such, I’ve got a new bottle of Private Barrel Select Russell’s Reserve to get into so there’s a good chance you’ll be seeing more on a select few of the albums in this new release list later this week. That’s how I roll. Sometimes. Anyway, new stuff, we got it and you need it. First up is the outstanding new album from Vokonis who have come a loooong way since their debut, next up is Herzschlager who share members with another bearded bunch of beasts and subsequently have a beast of their own on a new EP, then we’ve got some dirty speed metal from Poisöned Speed and, honestly, who doesn’t love dirty speed metal… and bringing up the rear of top slots is Osiah and whether you call them death metal, deathcore, or just Satan’s death car, it all fits. Go and do the thing.
Alcest released Spiritual Instinct last Friday, and having listened to it a few times to this point, I can say with confidence that it’s a great album. If you want to learn a little bit more about the lyrical themes and artistic direction, check out this trailer they dropped today.
Last week was a week. Stuff happened or didn’t, things fell apart or didn’t, story of our lives. But, stuff is happening right here with new metal and we’ve a lot to cover so let’s do that.
On the heels of a debut that I said “has the power to split the extreme death metal genre wide open,” Vitriol is back with their debut full length and trust me when I say that the future of extreme death metal is in great hands. For all the well-earned coverage and pieces on Mizmor over the last few years, this week’s new offering might just be their best yet – syrupy black metal and emotionally draining doom combine to perfection here. Lochness burst onto the heavy as lead doom yet fuzzy and psychedelic scene with their debut 4-track EP and it’s a banger, be sure to get on that asap. Sewing up the top slots this week is Vokonis who are yet another band this week releasing their best effort to date, progressive and psychedelic rub shoulders with forward looking doom and heavy metal and it’s a sweet, sweet sound. So, the only thing left to do is get in there and grab some of this week’s blazing inferno.Continue reading →
Progressive and psychedelic (hence progress-edelic), in metal, can mean varied results that most often lean towards too much effort and not enough payoff, but in the case of Vokonis’ third full lengthGrasping Time, it means a band that is forward thinking AND top of the class in these particular styles. The album effortlessly meanders between the sensibilities of Ufomammut and the heft of Khemmis without ever being a copy of either on this 45 minutes of sheer bliss – seriously, this album is great and the band finally has a clear and unique identity. On top of that, Grasping Time is their best and tightest effort yet; the songwriting is better and never falls flat, the riffs are huge, the melodies are addictive, and the vocals are pristine with exceptional range. Just ahead of the album’s release we reached out with our set of Profile questions to get the backstory and Simon Ohlsson (guitars, vocals) responded, so head directly below to see how it went down and DO NOT miss this opportunity to grab a copy for yourself – links contained within. Continue reading →