Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:
Leading off with some sad news, Chris Cornell was found dead late Wednesday evening. The former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman was just 52 years old, and it’s hard to put into words how enormous a loss this is. Rest in peace, Chris.
I’m not the writer that’s going to get into the politics and intricacies of brutal death metal. Rather, I will take a look at Brutus’ 2016 release Murwgebeuktthrough a purely musical lens. Further, while I can assume their lyrics and topics are not my own and are potentially adverse to my personal stances (based on the cover art) they sing in their native language which I will never be able to understand no matter how many hours I spend with Rosetta Stone. So, with that said, we explore the gruesome musical brutality of Brutus. Continue reading →
Today we discuss, wait for it, technical death metal. That sentence alone is probably enough to send forty percent of the readers leaping for the ‘x’ button to close out this article. But if you haven’t yet closed out and you are ready to listen to a quality example of what a genre can be, when done properly, you’re in luck. Because Abhorrent have produced an album of expansive and diverse takes on technical death metal. Intransigence is simply a fantastically enjoyable and accessible album. Despite pure technical ability, no one is showing off; rather the band is playing as a unit and producing some very pleasing death metal to boot.
Blessed Be My Brothers, the long-awaited second album from Sarpanitum, should be better than it is. That’s not to say it’s bad—in fact, it’s actually quite good. On their first full-length in almost eight years, the Birmingham, UK trio gives us a terrific, ten-song set of epic-sounding death metal with a really admirable display of intricacy and forward-thinkingness. So what’s holding it back? Continue reading →