CANTO: Morne, Imperial Triumphant, Comatose, and More

Imperial Triumphant

Now the challenging task of re-listening to like 60 albums in the next couple of weeks.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Initial Descent: November 1 – 7, 2020

Cult Burial
Cult Burial

No lie, and not that anyone cares, last week wore me down, with the exception of Halloween, and even though early, this week appears to be much the same ol’ beatings. YAY me. Also, this is the week to do the thing and get your voice heard so go vote, if you haven’t already. Monday means new metal list time so grab your wallets and get your clicky fingers ready; coming in HOT with a fiery death metal debut is Cult Burial who we recently did a Profile with so check that out as well and Sólstafir walk a very fine line between rock and metal but on their seventh album they make it sound even better than ever before. We’ve also got new death/doom from Pulchra Morte and very experimental black metal from MRTVI. Good stuff up top this week but more good stuff awaits below so click, listen, and support as many as you can. 

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CANTO: Killswitch Engage, Convulse, Heathen, and More

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  • Killswitch Engage are re-releasing their first self-titled album to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary. Didn’t In Flames do something like this for Clayman? Anyway. Pre-orders are available now for the October 9th release. Personally, I love the early KsE library so I’m tempted.
  • While you’re at it, make sure you drop an order for Convulse’s next albumDeathstar, which is out on October 30th through Transcending Records. I’m so glad those progressive death metallers are active again.
  • Let’s check in with Heathen, who have shared some insight into their recording process. A reminder that Empire of the Blind drops September 18th through Nuclear Blast.
  • Ded dropped a new visualizer for a track called “Parasite”, so let’s close with that. They’ve got their sophomore album coming soon, with additional details to follow in the near future.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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Album Review: Dismalimerence — “Tome: 1”

When I was searching for something to review this week, I was really excited to run across a name I instantly recognized.  Dismalimerence are local to me, and I saw them open for Wayfaerer and the almighty Saor the last time they came to Chicago.  In spite of the fact that they were on a bill with two absolute powerhouses, they put on a very memorable performance and when I saw Tome: 1 on our list, I knew I had to snag it.  I definitely was not let down.  This is an album that is unabashedly My Brand™. Continue reading

CANTO: Convulse, Machine Head, Ensiferum, and More

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“I want to burn down Wall Street, baby, and fan the flames of discontent like Hades.”

Ein Bier… bitte.”
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