Album Review: Pyrrhon — “Abscess Time”

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Brooklyn experimental tech-death purveyors Pyrrhon returned last week with their new, fourth full-length, Abscess Time. Check out my thoughts in a new video review after the jump!

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Initial Descent: June 21 – 27, 2020

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Inexorum

Alright then, no need to rehash current events. Pretty sure we all know shit’s on fire and if we don’t, shame on us. Might as well showcase some extreme metal for some extreme times, let’s get it. For their second full length, Inexorum pretty much lay waste to any band trying the whole atmospheric, emotionally packed yet razored raw black metal in one fell swoop—yea, it’s that good. Chaotic avantmetallers Netherlands return with another reason to fall in love with poppy hooks, extreme bass, velvety vocals, and melodies that stick like glue–count me in. Serocs flip the tech and brutal switches on their latest death metal EP, and Pyrrhon make us question whether it’s death metal or extreme metal or just genius at work but honestly no surprises here since they’ve been doing that since day one. Tons more to dig into below so go grab your soundtrack to the global fire. Continue reading

Album Review: Behold…the Arctopus — “Hapeleptic Overtrove”

It’s no secret that I am a gigantic fan of anything involving Colin Marston.  From his more well know tenures in bands like Gorguts, Krallice and Dysrythmia to engineering, mixing and mastering some of my favorite albums, I genuinely believe there’s nothing he can’t do.  My fascination with Martson began when I first heard Behold…the Arctopus like 15 years ago, and for a long time I simply knew him as “the Warr Guitar guy.”  On Hapeleptic Overtrove, Marston picks the Warr guitar back up, but this album is anything but the usual business, as if there was such a thing. Continue reading

CANTO: In Flames, Static-X, Oceans of Slumber, and More

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“Spend some quality time with the demon of mine. I like the way you struggle, but you know I’m here to win.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Defiled, Witherfall, Pyrrhon, and More

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And so another week begins!

  • As tours are being canceled left and right, with a few rescheduled dates only just beginning to surface, I saw this and thought it was cool. Full Body Autopsy are putting on a virtual tour where they will stream six different sets over six different nights in April and May. Honestly, I’m all over this idea.
  • Pyrrhon have announced a new album set for release on June 26th. It will be called Abscess Time and will be available through Willowtip Records. You can check out a new track called “Another Day in Paradise” over at Decibel.
  • Witherfall have decided to dabble in the alcohol industry for the creation of the Tempest Red Blend wine. They partnered with California winery, Charlie & Echo, to make this happen. Shipping begins on May 1st and is available to order here.
  • Finally, Defiled have released a live video for “Centuries”. That footage came from their performance in Tokyo back in January of 2019.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb