The big cool scientific news this week is that physicists have finally been able to use gravitational waves to detect the presence of a gigantic black hole way out in the ether. As something of an aficionado of science myself, I do think this is extremely awesome, but I’m also pretty sure there’s a simpler explanation for the disturbance of spacetime felt. Someone was probably just listening to Protosapien, the new offering from Brazil’s Jupiterian. Heavy doesn’t even begin to cover how profoundly this one bangs, in a way that few other doom bands have been able to achieve.
It’s Labor Day but my guess is that a lot of you are laboring away like it’s not a holiday. The advantage of not laboring today is getting a jump start on this week’s list of new metal, otherwise you’ll have some catching up to do. Anyway, for some truly enjoyable and fun heavy metal by way of the good ol’ classics look no further than Vancouver’s Dead Quiet who offer a full length jam packed with it. For anyone looking for soul crushing sludge and doom, Jupiterian have you covered with six tracks of earthquake inducing jams. The Death Wheelers are like listening to a metal version of sleazy outlaw biker movie soundtracks straight out of the 70s but that’s the point and this week’s full length is all that and a bag of 30 weight oil, or DTA in this case. Last up top this week is Mastodon who share some rarities and a new track—-it’s Mastodon so it’s an automatic in for me. Whether laboring away or not, there’s a ton to dive into here, enjoy.
When I think of Chilean metal bands, I think of the heavily influenced and highly political thrash bands that cry about government corruption that was heavily exacerbated by Pinochet’s regime, rail about the current Chilean government, and comment on the current state of things. For a country filled with such a bloody history, it would make sense that their music would be energetic and angry, even when raising funds for earthquake relief. However, if you decide to look under the surface, that strife and anger can also translate well into a deep melancholy that permeates well into corta venas territory. Stardust Solitude, the sixth album by Poema Arcanvs (“Arcane Poem”) is an album whose sheer weight will sink you straight into an abyss of funeral dirges and riffs. Continue reading
- Experimental black metal project MRTVI is releasing a new album, Omniscient Hallucinatory Delusion, on November 6th through Transcending Obscurity. Check out the visualizer for “Obscured Reality” here.
- Novarupta have also announced release details for Marine Snow, which drops on November 13th through Suicide Records. There is quite the list of featured vocalists on this record, so it should be a good time.
- Can we spare a minute to appreciate this kid’s AWESOME Oderus Urungus costume? Apparently the young GWAR fan made it from scratch simply to pick up his exam grades. Serious respect.
- And we’ll wrap up Monday with the newest track from Isolert, “Staring At a Path Towards Nowhere”, taken from their sophomore full-length entitled World In Ruins. Give it a listen below.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Well folks, it’s Ian again. Capitalism has stricken my esteemed colleague and brother down, so it’s up to me to carry the torch this glorious Friday. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Atræ Bilis’ Divinihility and Blaum Bros Distilling Company’s Oak Reserve Gin. Continue reading