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My favorite album of 2019 thus far! Okay, it's early...

Yatra
Death Ritual
(Grimoire Records)

http://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0253581787_10.jpg

https://open.spotify.com/album/3vmb7gXxJ63L7jhQmU6Raz?si=KHUgAOMdQKaludW_0jC1TA
https://grimoirerecords.bandcamp.com/album/death-ritual

This Baltimore band reminds me if Matt Pike decided evolution was for nerds and kept on with the caveman doom of "The Art of Self Defense." Love the growlish vocals and guitars tuned to subterranean levels.

The band will be in Philly next month among other isolated northeast dates though they will evidently be playing SxSW in March.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 4 January 2019 14:17 (six months ago) link

ayyyyy

we should be hearing about new Baroness and Moon Tooth soon

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 4 January 2019 14:29 (six months ago) link

The Yatra record is OK, but I wish it was a little faster and the rhythm section swung a little better.

The German power/prog metal band Eternity's End (featuring ex-members of Necrophagist, Obscura, Alkaloid, Symphony X, etc.) have released their second album in Japan and South Korea, with a European release coming later this year. I reviewed it for Burning Ambulance.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 4 January 2019 14:45 (six months ago) link

The only article I've seen about this so far is on Breitbart, so no link, but the NSBM label Elegy Records (based out of my home state in NJ, shamefully) is closing its doors because they were kicked off Paypal.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 6 January 2019 15:57 (six months ago) link

late 2018 but i just noticed there's a new revenge single:
https://revengeofficial.bandcamp.com/album/deceiver-diseased-miasmic

sounds like revenge, riyl revenge

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Sunday, 6 January 2019 22:12 (six months ago) link

Brooklyn Vegan has a roundup of stuff that should be coming out this year

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/13-metal-albums-were-anticipating-in-2019/

resident hack (Simon H.), Monday, 7 January 2019 16:02 (six months ago) link

just in case you were wondering, Todd Jones from Nails is still determined to kill Metal Sucks for being mean to him

Folks, we are on the right track to taking these cowards down. And I have to say, we wouldn’t have come this far without your enthusiasm. This is not a “Nails” thing, this is not a “Todd Jones” thing. This all of us banding together and saying “no” and ending this shit.

— NAILS (@NAILStyranny) January 6, 2019

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:49 (six months ago) link

another recent hit: threatening to beat up Slaves BC if they come to LA because they questioned his support of a USBM group accused of sexual assault.

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:52 (six months ago) link

He also seems to be part of the conspiracy that it was Magrudergrind instead, as far as I can tell.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 23:22 (six months ago) link

oh i saw him mention them but didn't know the context.

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:44 (six months ago) link

Got an NSBM band kicked off Bandcamp today...I was going through "new arrivals" in metal and saw a couple of things by a band called Todesstrafe with extremely fashy cover art. I looked them up on metal-archives and sure enough their Lyrical Themes were "War, Europe, National Socialism." So I dropped Bandcamp support an email that said:

Hi! I just found this band when searching new metal releases:

h__ps://todesstrafe.bandcamp.com/

According to metal-archives.com, their lyrical themes are "War, Europe, National Socialism" and their art definitely has unsubtle fascist overtones. I don't know what Bandcamp's policy is on that kind of thing, but I thought you should know anyway.

Bandcamp just replied:

Thanks for letting us know. That account was indeed found in violation of our Terms of Use and has been removed from the site at this time.

They're on a Russian label called Barbatos Productions which puts out a bunch of other Nazi black metal acts. I'm idly curious how many more Barbatos acts have Bandcamp accounts, but I'm too busy to search right now.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:50 (six months ago) link

Some old friends of mine put this out (mathy/thrashy/maybe kinda silly), idk sounds pretty sick to me: https://freighter.bandcamp.com/track/psychic-reading-94

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 11 January 2019 18:18 (six months ago) link

Todd Jones is so much fun to troll

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 January 2019 18:35 (six months ago) link

the name Todd Jones is so fuckin' metal

alpine static, Friday, 11 January 2019 19:15 (six months ago) link

I like the newest Soilwork. they've continued to expand their sonic palette since The Ride Majestic, made up significantly for some of the dire shit they did on Figure Number Fire and afterwards.

Speed's screams still irritate me though. That throaty, phlegm drenched yell belongs in the ash-heap. his clean vocals remind me of Human League a little tho.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 January 2019 19:57 (six months ago) link

a few days late to this but new Krallice ep is incredible

https://krallice.bandcamp.com/album/wolf-ep

gman59, Sunday, 13 January 2019 05:19 (six months ago) link

new Moon Tooth out 03/29

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crux/1447822902

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:54 (six months ago) link

Listening to ILX Listen: 2019

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:01 (six months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCmV5LM_smk xp

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:31 (six months ago) link

fucking sick

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:37 (six months ago) link

ahhh there are HORNS!!

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:42 (six months ago) link

That horn section rules

jmm, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:43 (six months ago) link

album of the year

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:45 (six months ago) link

lol

then again I just listened to this six times

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:15 (six months ago) link

Just got a press release that said that a musician who committed suicide "went to Hell by his own hands". Am I being too uptight thinking that was a pretty shitty way to put that?

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 18 January 2019 13:28 (six months ago) link

It may be a positive implication in this context tbh.

pomenitul, Friday, 18 January 2019 13:32 (six months ago) link

Yeah, in metalworld that's a humblebrag.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 18 January 2019 13:48 (six months ago) link

love the solo piano interlude in the middle of this.

https://moynoq.bandcamp.com/album/dreaming-in-a-dead-language

summervillain, Friday, 18 January 2019 20:01 (six months ago) link

So Erik Rutan is replacing Pat O'Brien for the Cannibal Corpse tour which is definitely trading up.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 18 January 2019 23:29 (six months ago) link

Fuck yea

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 18 January 2019 23:47 (six months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7zrHiqoJ6k

ArchCarrier, Saturday, 19 January 2019 18:26 (six months ago) link

I've heard decent things! Still wish we could've seen the Sion Sono vision, though

resident hack (Simon H.), Saturday, 19 January 2019 18:32 (six months ago) link

For those into what Spite Extreme Wing did on Vltra:
https://imhatarikat.bandcamp.com/album/kara-ihlas

Nice loose, grainy punky black metal with straight-up-into-the-sky guitar leads. The pacing of each song reminds me of Mgla sometimes and, well, anything that conjures both them and SEW must be onto something.

Devilock, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 06:56 (five months ago) link

I interviewed the lovely and talented Kim Kelly to preview the Black Flags Over Brooklyn Fest she is putting on in Brooklyn this weekend.

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/bfob2019-kim-kelly-interview

Anyone attending the fest? I wanted to but I can't with work.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:24 (five months ago) link

I don’t go to Brooklyn (because relying on NJ Transit makes it impossible, not for snobbish reasons). Total respect to her for putting this thing on, though.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:01 (five months ago) link

I was unaware that you made any decisions without at least one or two snobbish reasons.

:P

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:07 (five months ago) link

RIP, Bruce Corbitt of Rigor Mortis.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 25 January 2019 21:36 (five months ago) link

Some old friends of mine put this out (mathy/thrashy/maybe kinda silly), idk sounds pretty sick to me: https://freighter.bandcamp.com/track/psychic-reading-94

― change display name (Jordan), Friday, 11 January 2019 18:18 (two weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is great!

tangenttangent, Sunday, 27 January 2019 14:52 (five months ago) link

I'm enjoying the Krallice EP and Revenge single posted upthread too.

Some metal favourites from this year so far:

Quercus - Verferum: Funeral doom with massive walls of church organ. Manages to be forbidding, and yet somehow not take itself too seriously. Tracks undergo some lovely and unexpected transformations.
Veiled - In Blinding Presence: Lightly experimental bm that would not be out of place in gross underground club.
Bleach Birth - Caesarean Tapestries: Engaging, effects-laden and riff-heavy crust.
RASHŌMON - Pathogen X: Very solid and nicely grimy hardcore.
Griefloss - S/T: Quite lovely, Alcest-like, clean-vocalled blackgaze.

tangenttangent, Sunday, 27 January 2019 15:50 (five months ago) link

I wish there was a way to open Bandcamp links in their app. Bleach Birth is sounding good today.

beard papa, Sunday, 27 January 2019 18:19 (five months ago) link

Quercus has an ode to pu-erh tea so respect due

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 28 January 2019 06:00 (five months ago) link

Voting is now available for metal poll. You got two weeks to draw up a ballot!

The 2018 ILX Metal n' Heavy Rock Poll VOTING + CAMPAIGNING thread! Ballots due Saturday, Feb. 2nd!

slack thompson (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 28 January 2019 08:08 (five months ago) link

Not to nitpick but isn’t that 1 week (actually less now)?

o. nate, Monday, 28 January 2019 14:19 (five months ago) link

February 9th is the actual date

slack thompson (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 28 January 2019 20:04 (five months ago) link

Rolling Stone's Hank Shteamer reviewed last weekend's Black Flags Over Brooklyn Fest and much to my surprise quoted from and linked to the interview I did with Kim Kelly to preview the festival. That was a cool surprise, though it's a really solid review from a guy who seemed to really get the Fest and the bands that played it.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-live-reviews/black-flags-over-brooklyn-kim-kelly-anti-fascist-metal-fest-785088/

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 19:14 (five months ago) link

well the astronoid record kicks a lot of ass so far

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:21 (five months ago) link

I'm not feeling the new Astronoid as much as Air - I'm sure I just need a few more listens.

BlackIronPrison, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:25 (five months ago) link

it's gonna suffer a bit simply from the fact that we've now heard what they do ... there's less surprise factor with this one. and i think that first album carried a fair amount of surprise with it, i.e. "whoa, look how this band is putting this and that and this together"

which isn't to say the new one isn't great ... i think it is. but it'll be hard to capture that same feeling again.

alpine static, Thursday, 31 January 2019 23:29 (five months ago) link

I feel like the new one is even more dream-pop and less metal than the last one, but maybe my memories of Air have faded. I do know that I'm having a pretty viscerally negative response to the vocals.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 31 January 2019 23:54 (five months ago) link

Speaking of which, I really enjoyed Flamen's Furor lunae – medieval black metal with bewildering flashes of 80s Italo-pop. But what are the chances that Alexander Ivanov, the vocalist, who also plays in a band called Aryan Art, is non-fash?

pomenitul, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

thematically and in terms of the labels they worked with that band were unambiguously NSBM from what I recall so unless he's actively made a point of renouncing that, pretty much zero

wot's the tea mum? (not beef again) (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:09 (two weeks ago) link

Thought as much.

At the other end of the political spectrum, has anyone checked out Bull of Apis Bull of Bronze? On their Bandcamp page, they describe themselves as 'aggressively antifascist, antihierarchy, and anticapitalist'.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:18 (two weeks ago) link

This reminds me of when Morbid Angel controversially thanked "a certain leader from the past whose name I shall not mention but whose spirit I embrace" on Blessed Are The Sick and promptly got signed by Irving Azoff.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:50 (two weeks ago) link

Chinese metal: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/56w4CTZ5B1kCuJfw0IEmrk

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 21:17 (two weeks ago) link

Statement from the other four dudes in Tau Cross, one of whom is apparently in control of the band's Facebook page:

This is a statement from Michel, Andy, Jon and Tom regarding the recent events with Tau Cross and Relapse Records.

On Monday, July 1st, the four of us received a very concerning e-mail from Relapse stating that they will not be releasing our upcoming album and severing all ties to any previous work. To say that we were blindsided by this news is an understatement.

During initial production of the album, we were asked individually to provide our thanks list, which for us consisted of family and friends.

Now, the four of us were informed that Rob Miller has submitted a thank you to a notorious right-wing author who none of us are familiar with. We promptly researched this author's history and we are adamantly against anything relating to this kind of ugliness. We've been vigilant in our attempts to get answers as to why this has happened and, frankly, how it could possibly happen considering our background and beliefs.

We are all crushed. We've worked so hard on this album—to have something of this nature destroy it is absolutely devastating. For the many of you who know us, you're aware that we are sincere and honest with ourselves and with the world. Tau Cross was an outlet for us to experience the love and passion we all have, while staying true to our beliefs and ideals. It is truly beyond comprehension to see it take this very unexpected turn.

With that, we want to extent our love and appreciation to Relapse Records and all our friends and family who have supported us.

With love and light,

Michel, Andy, Jon and Tom

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 4 July 2019 00:48 (two weeks ago) link

Really the only hope is if he actually meant to thank Gerard Way and Yehudi Menuhin

But rly people on Twitter are saying the dude was into some conspiracy theory/"deep state" paranoia bullshit... sigh. What a fucking waste.

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 4 July 2019 01:55 (two weeks ago) link

The best song on the last record was "Deep State." I wondered abut the lyrics - just as I have seen some people say that this revelation is causing them to look at some of the latter-period Amebix lyrics in a different light.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 4 July 2019 03:36 (two weeks ago) link

Just listened to the forthcoming albums from FALSE and Falls of Rauros back-to-back. They come out within a week of each other later this month. Gilead Media is killing it for these two albums alone.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 4 July 2019 15:28 (two weeks ago) link

The Tau Cross Facebook page no longer exists, but before it disappeared, Rob Miller posted this statement:

I would like to second the sentiments of the other members of Tau Cross, i do owe them an apology for not explaining my lines of enquiry or the people who have influenced my view so dramatically over the past few years,they are not in any way to blame for anything i have written or read,and i understand the need to distance themselves from that subject.
i wish them all the very best in their futures and treasure the times we have shared together. The book ‘tell the truth and shame the devil’ by Gerard Menuhin is available on Amazon and Kindle,and also in good reads, where it gets a consistent 4.5 stars out of 5,so not exactly obscure or unavailable, unless you live in Germany where it is forbidden to engage in any conversation on some of the matters contained within those pages.

There are a number of people languishing in Prisons over there for expressing even a slight academic interest in the matter, so effectively all discussion is shut down and we live in a state of what can only be described as Religious obedience. it is a Religion,and anyone approaching the matter is in danger of being charged with heresy and publicly executed, so you can feel free to examine yourself and see if you believe this is a good thing or not.

As a singer in a band i have always been serious about the Truth, trying to refine the material and ideas to some kind of overarching theory, i cannot simply skim the material,i have to go into it and prepare to be changed by that journey. that has happened on a number of occasions, through reading Menuhins book,through John Lash and his work,through 9/11 research,through the Europa-the last battle video series that is constantly popping up and being pushed back down on youtube.

If I stop asking questions I stop being true to myself,so i have no choice. For 99 percent of people they have already made up their mind about me based on the words of another man written in a book they have never read, and that is enough to make a judgement,so on you go,join in the feeding frenzy of virtue signalling and outrage if you like but i stand by my endorsement of this book as it was such an important part of this journey, this is not to say that i like the Author as a person or even know that much more about him,the book is primarily a collection of quotes and original source materials, a book to study and not for salacious gossip. Others will see what is real in this situation and what is not.

Messengers of deception is probably our best album to date, it continues the enquiry and refines it through the lens of the Gnostic heresy and what that really was,why it had to be completely eradicated and what that means for our World today, the irony of having released a single about the inquisition and the suppression of speech should not be lost on anyone. Love and Light to all who want it, Rob Miller–Tau Cross…over and out.

The presence of the magic phrase "virtue signaling" should be more than enough warning to anyone that Miller has vanished down the rabbit hole, but the citation of the Europa - The Last Battle videos (which you can find on Vimeo if you like) really settles it for good. The dude is dangerously deluded.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 4 July 2019 19:41 (two weeks ago) link

"As a singer in a band i have always been serious about the Truth."

I'm not sure what definition of "truth" involves Holocaust denialism, but it's not the definition I'm familiar with.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 4 July 2019 19:51 (two weeks ago) link

You have already heard the official history millions of times. This new epic documentary gives an overview of how Europe has been shaped in modern history. In it, you will find the secret history, where you will find the real causes of the events....It presents the true historical events that lead to this world catastrophe known as the second world war, as well as the aftermath. Do be forewarned though, your worldview will never be the same. THE TRUTH FEARS NO INVESTIGATION.

Gee, I wonder where this is going.

jmm, Thursday, 4 July 2019 20:15 (two weeks ago) link

I tried watching the video but as soon as he said "Karl Marx, whose real name was Moses Mordecai Marx Levy" (hint: THIS IS A LIE), I bailed out.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 4 July 2019 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

lol this shit is always unspeakably stupid in addition to everything else.

pomenitul, Thursday, 4 July 2019 20:29 (two weeks ago) link

Just listened to the forthcoming albums from FALSE

oh man i have been waiting for this for four years, i played the shit out of their last one

first track sounds great already

https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/portent

j., Thursday, 4 July 2019 20:38 (two weeks ago) link

"Karl Marx, whose real name was Moses Mordecai Marx Levy"

jesus christ that is so fucking stupid

Simon H., Thursday, 4 July 2019 21:18 (two weeks ago) link

Anyone ever fuck with Reveal from Sweden? I've been listening to Flystrips from 2016 a lot lately, it's quite an obnoxious combination of black metal and noise rock n punk.

I really struggle with overtly punk or hardcore-imbued metal, alas. BM/noise rock is up my alley though.

pomenitul, Friday, 5 July 2019 12:31 (two weeks ago) link

it definitely errs more on the noise rock side tbh

Rob Miller speaks!

You Kids are in a Prison, one that you created and you maintain. One that you build onto year by year and yet never see. It maintains itself through the characters you represent, both the guards and the snitches, monitoring and judging every detail of your fellow inmates, telling tales and spreading gossip. i cannot be a part of that.

No walls, no guard, no wire no yard, we are the perfect Prisoner.

You have created a hierarchy of victimhood, desperately scrambling for status on a ladder of the imaginary oppressed, nice kids from nice homes still trying to fight against evil mummy and daddy, the people who gave you everything, and who you turned your backs on. You live vicariously through a compromised media, themselves terrified of uttering an inappropriate phrase or idea, furiously signalling their own virtues through self censorship and speech regulation. Your movies sell you the same stories, with an increasingly complex mixing of archetypes, until there are no real stories of any value left, and still you consume.

The worst thing is that you see yourselves as rebels of some kind, anti system warriors against the vague “Patriarchy”. You ARE the system, you are the useful idiots that keep the cogs turning, you are the Prison guards, glued to your screens on the Worldwide Panopticon. You are the Beast i despise, and the whole reason i have spent my life seeking answers, immersing myself in the forbidden, the occult, the Taboo, the places where there are still clues to how we got here, and how we can get back out.

You People set the dogs on me, you threw me under that bus without a moments hesitation, and that shows your true nature, the imaginary friends of the Internet, the curtain twitchers and tittle tattlers, the town hall gossips and Intenational knitting circle. You are not people i would want on my side in any kind of struggle.

To the very few men and women who have reached out on their own initiative, i salute you, we are Brothers and Sisters, a crazy family who may disagree fundamentally with what one another has to say ,or the opinions we hold ,but we will fiercely defend their right to do so. and that is the difference between the Prisoner and the Free man, the winnowing and separation of the wheat from the chaff, some of you passed the test and many did not.

I have made a decision about Tau Cross. It is a band that i created and nurtured on my own for one and a half years, in the bitter disappointments of the Amebix break up, i wrote all the original material and retain the band as my own intellectual property, to do with as i wish.

I am releasing Michel Langevin from Tau Cross, he should not be associated with this band in any manner in future, apart from the material that he has contributed, which has always been remarkable, and i have thought of him as a dear friend. however, the association with this Stigma is something people must choose or lose.

Andy Lefton is released with immediate effect, he has managed to embody the twin roles of Victim and Judas on far more occasions now than were strictly necessary, and we share nothing in common anymore, philosophically or ethically.

The remaining members will probably leave of their own accord and are encouraged to do so should they feel pressured, but there is a welcome place her for anyone brave enough to stay.
i will continue this band, even if it becomes a sad one man and a dog cassette making venture, it has never been about fame or money, it is about the journey for truth, the places that takes us and the need to remain true to ourselves. i feel this episode has demonstrated something of primary importance, and these words from the song are both prophetic and illuminating.

So you seek the truth, embrace her while you may
walk into the Fire, you and i shall never die
we become the Flame, Burn with Me.

Rob Miller- Tau Cross- July 2019

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 6 July 2019 13:23 (one week ago) link

sad lol

pomenitul, Saturday, 6 July 2019 13:37 (one week ago) link

Creed's 'My Own Prison' played in my head as I read Miller's post. On par with the quality of his argumentation.

pomenitul, Saturday, 6 July 2019 13:40 (one week ago) link

As a singer in a band i have always been serious about the Truth

sure sure sure

j., Saturday, 6 July 2019 15:37 (one week ago) link

He said the Truth not the truth.

pomenitul, Saturday, 6 July 2019 15:43 (one week ago) link

His lyrics always sounded like he had it all figured out, even in the old Amebix days.

Siegbran, Saturday, 6 July 2019 15:51 (one week ago) link

Should anyone care, here are the 2019 metal LPs I've enjoyed the most so far, in alphabetical order and with highly approximate subgenre tags appended to each title:

Abyssic - High the Memory (symph death/doom)
Andavald - Undir skyggðarhaldi (depressive/atmo black)
Big Brave - A Gaze Among Them (drone/atmo sludge)
Darkenhöld / Griffon - Atra Musica (medieval black/dark folk)
Deus Mortem - Kosmocide* (black)
Esoctrilihum - The Telluric Ashes of the Ö Vrth Immemorial Gods (blackened death)
Herxheim - Cultivating Throne of Fur (avant-death)
Inculter - Fatal Visions (thrash)
Inter Arma - Sulphur English (atmo sludge)
Kvelgeyst - Alkahest (melo black)
Maestus - Deliquesce (funeral doom)
Misþyrming - Algleymi (black)
Panzerfaust - The Suns of Perdition - Chapter I: War, Horrid War (atmo sludge/war)
Ringarë - Under Pale Moon (atmo black)
Sinners Bleed - Absolution (tech death)
Skáphe & Wormlust - Kosmískur hryllingur (avant-black)
Sunn O))) - Life Metal (drone)
Superstition - The Anatomy of Unholy Transformation (death)
Troll - Legend Master (epic doom)
Ultra Silvam - The Spearwound Salvation (black)
Veiled - In Blinding Presence (black)
Waste of Space Orchestra - Syntheosis (avant)

*fash warning (newsfash?)

pomenitul, Monday, 8 July 2019 10:50 (one week ago) link

I need to check out Esoctrilihum, Troll and new Inter Arma. But right now I'm blasting my ears out with the new Abbath, party bm till death

And I am listening to Turilli/Leone Rhapsody's Zero Gravity (Rebirth and Evolution) because I am still a total mark for all Rhapsody (of Fire)-related foolishness.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 8 July 2019 11:56 (one week ago) link

Thanks for the shopping list, Pom!

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 8 July 2019 12:20 (one week ago) link

Some melodic stoner-psych that might appeal to Elder fans:

https://ripplemusic.bandcamp.com/album/orbis-majora

o. nate, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:54 (one week ago) link

I'd sort of given up trying to keep pace with Iron Bonehead because they put out SO MUCH STUFF but now I feel dumb, as this Celestial Grave thing is completely massive. Album probably could've been twice as long, so mesmerizing are the songs -- which sort of have that howling wind vibe that comes with a lot of the Icelandic stuff (though these are Finns), coupled with a more human, melodic approach that occasionally reminds me of Mgla. And best of all for my interests, each of the four songs has a long, LONG crescendo that can propel you over treetops. Just tremendous.
https://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/celestial-grave-secular-flesh

Devilock, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:44 (one week ago) link

Fans of the Cascadian bm style would undoubtedly dig it too. Lots of soaring tremolo leads to induce bucolic reveries. Haha.

Devilock, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:50 (one week ago) link

Got the new Destruction (they're a quartet now and it sounds typically excellent) and the new Devourment (haven't listened to it yet) today.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 23:50 (one week ago) link

This'll keep me occupied at work today... Picked up the limited @DarkFuneral box set from @worldofmusic for less than $60 including shipping! pic.twitter.com/IzFcSRaIVc

— Brian O'Neill (@NYC__Native) July 11, 2019

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 11 July 2019 16:01 (one week ago) link

No surprise, the new Opeth track makes me very happy.

https://youtu.be/yAh7XQ0whvg

A. Begrand, Friday, 12 July 2019 04:29 (one week ago) link

They've released the Swedish version simultaneously, of course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImegHhTVudI

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 12 July 2019 10:03 (one week ago) link

So the new Cleric's been out since February and no one, LJ included, is talking about it?

I'm only just catching up with Retrocausal, which is very good, although I'm averse to core-esque vocals.

pomenitul, Friday, 12 July 2019 11:33 (one week ago) link

Is that the one that's only available as part of a super-expensive John Zorn box set? Yeah, I haven't heard it and I suspect no one else in this thread has either.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 12 July 2019 13:16 (one week ago) link

^this

imago, Friday, 12 July 2019 13:19 (one week ago) link

Hmm… I didn't think that would be an obstacle…

pomenitul, Friday, 12 July 2019 13:21 (one week ago) link

Hmm - just saw Barnes and Noble has it on their website for 18 bux - may be worth getting it that way - I wanna hear it.

BlackIronPrison, Friday, 12 July 2019 13:21 (one week ago) link

8 GBP and 10 USD for the mp3 version on Amazon.

pomenitul, Friday, 12 July 2019 13:23 (one week ago) link

the new Bergraven (not sure when it came out exactly) is absolutely fucking fantastic

― she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:38 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

would like to second this. lj check this out btw

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 12 July 2019 13:29 (one week ago) link

Ok!

imago, Friday, 12 July 2019 13:34 (one week ago) link

Cleric thing is them playing Zorn's compositions - maybe it's essential maybe not, but it's not something I've been gasping to hear yet

imago, Friday, 12 July 2019 13:35 (one week ago) link

The Bergraven was cool but I kind of wanted them to drop the BM pretence and just stick to the prog.

pomenitul, Friday, 12 July 2019 13:43 (one week ago) link

This came out at the start of this month.

http://havens.bandcamp.com/album/on-the-verge-of-collapse

One-man black metal project from here in Philly.
Quite good if you like your black metal contemplative and ethereal.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 12 July 2019 18:46 (one week ago) link

if you like Morbid Angel & early Death you're clearly some kind of rare weirdo who would enjoy this Infernal Conjuration album

http://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/infernal-conjuration-infernale-metallum-mortis

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 13 July 2019 11:34 (six days ago) link

new Falls of Rauros and Wormed releases are fantastic

Simon H., Friday, 19 July 2019 07:13 (three hours ago) link

Haven't heard those yet but the new Lingua Ignota and Tomb Mold fuckin' RULE, as expected.

pomenitul, Friday, 19 July 2019 10:09 (fifty-seven minutes ago) link


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