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I won't start this thread with an album cover image this year, I promise...

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 2 January 2021 04:41 (nine months ago) link

Quick list of metal and metal-adjacent albums I want to check out sorted by release date:

15-Jan Bloody Hammers
15-Jan Dread Sovereign
22-Jan Nervosa
22-Jan Asphyx
22-Jan Wardruna
22-Jan White Ward
29-Jan Tribulation
5-Feb Korpiklaani
5-Feb Subterranean Masquerade
12-Feb Amigo The Devil
12-Feb The Pretty Reckless
26-Feb Black Sheep Wall
26-Feb Culted
26-Feb Empyrium
26-Feb Epica
26-Feb Architects
26-Feb Alice Cooper
26-Feb Moonspell
5-Mar Nightfall
12-Mar Eyehategod
26-Mar Genghis Tron

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 2 January 2021 04:43 (nine months ago) link

Well uh... Asphyx! That's something.

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 2 January 2021 06:01 (nine months ago) link

Dread Sovereign's capsule description sounds interesting.

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 2 January 2021 06:02 (nine months ago) link

White Ward listing is a reissue of this

https://whiteward.bandcamp.com/album/origins

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Saturday, 2 January 2021 06:25 (nine months ago) link

the first tracks from that Wardruna are fantastic

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 2 January 2021 15:14 (nine months ago) link

I like Nervosa, Tribulation, and Eyehategod, so I'll be checking those out.

Coffins have a 2CD compilation of EPs and splits coming out 1/22.
A new NYC band called Gravesend have their debut, Methods of Human Disposal, coming out 2/19. Noisy, sludgy grind; RIYL Kill The Client but also Unsane.

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 2 January 2021 16:23 (nine months ago) link

Aside from the Wardruna and Asphyx, I'm especially looking forward to: Dordeduh, Sur Austru and Cult of Luna.

pomenitul, Saturday, 2 January 2021 18:43 (nine months ago) link

There's a new Dordeduh? Fuuuck yea

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Saturday, 2 January 2021 19:37 (nine months ago) link

Apparently it's been ready for a while now, they're just taking their sweet time.

Also forgot to include Ruins of Beverast in that mini-list.

pomenitul, Saturday, 2 January 2021 20:42 (nine months ago) link

Btw don't forget to nom your 2020 favourites before next Friday:

2020 Metal ’n’ Heavy Rock Poll: NOMINATIONS Thread (open until the 8th of January 2021)

pomenitul, Saturday, 2 January 2021 20:44 (nine months ago) link

I love Nervosa and Eyehategod. also excited for the Asphyx and Tribulation

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:41 (nine months ago) link

jesus god that Revenge from last year. I know their albums always sound like you're sitting inside a dishwasher listening to a band play outside but this shit sounds like being in a bunker listening to bombs hit above ground.

in other words, gets my highest score as a critic, 7.5 out of 10

I'm not a critic.

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:42 (nine months ago) link

ILM 2020 METAL & HEAVY + Adjacent Albums Poll CAMPAIGNING THREAD IS NOW OPEN

Voting thread wont open until the general EOY poll rollout has ended

Oor Neechy, Sunday, 3 January 2021 20:58 (nine months ago) link

Holy shit, Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom is dead. He was only 41.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 4 January 2021 11:37 (nine months ago) link

Devastating news, wow. I've always loved Bodom, he was one hell of a guitarist and a pleasure to interview.

A. Begrand, Monday, 4 January 2021 12:31 (nine months ago) link

This review of Hatecrew Deathroll was maybe the second thing I ever published in the Voice. (The headline is pure C.E., of course.)

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 4 January 2021 12:58 (nine months ago) link

wow , 41. rip

Oor Neechy, Monday, 4 January 2021 17:23 (nine months ago) link

60 MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF 2021
Revolver Magazine

3TEETH
Alien Weaponry
Amenra
Animals as Leaders
Anthrax
Arch Enemy
Architects
Ashes Divide
At the Gates
Avenged Sevenfold
Baroness
Beartooth
Bring Me the Horizon
Bullet for My Valentine
Cane Hill
Cannibal Corpse
Jerry Cantrell
Carcass
Converge
Crowbar
Cult of Luna
Daughters
Dead Cross
Deafheaven
Dying Wish
Evanescence
Every Time I Die
Exodus
Eyehategod
Ghost
Gojira
GWAR
High on Fire
The HU
Ice Nine Kills
Jinjer
Judas Priest
Kerry King
King Diamond
King Woman
Mastodon
Megadeth
Melvins
Metallica
Ministry
Ozzy Osbourne
Polyphia
Poppy
Emma Ruth Rundle
SeeYouSpaceCowboy
Spiritbox
Serj Tankian
Times of Grace
Tomahawk
Turnstile
Vein
Venom Prison
Whitechapel
Youth Code x King Yosef
Rob Zombie

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:24 (nine months ago) link

Is the new ERR another Thou collab? They’re about to release a new EP, so hopefully Revolver is referring to a solo LP.

Pumped for At the Gates.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:30 (nine months ago) link

Stoked to hear - Amenra, At the Gates, Baroness, Carcass, Cult of Luna, Daughters, Deafheaven, Ghost, Gojira, Priest, King Woman, ERR

Cautiously optimistic about - Cannibal Corpse, Exodus, King Diamond, Mastodon, Melvins

Would love to be surprised by - Metallica, Ozzy, Zombie

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:41 (nine months ago) link

I'm in for Baroness, Cannibal Corpse, Converge, Eyehategod, Ghost, Gojira, High on Fire, Judas Priest, Mastodon, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie

If the Melvins/Big Business quartet ever reforms, I'll be thrilled, but nothing they've done post that incarnation has held my interest.

I can't imagine who wants to hear a solo album from Kerry King.

I sure hope the Megadeth album is a concept album about tyrannical government overreach!

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:48 (nine months ago) link

Kerry King's solo album is gonna be a rap album IMO

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:51 (nine months ago) link

If the Melvins/Big Business quartet ever reforms, I'll be thrilled, but nothing they've done post that incarnation has held my interest.

Yeah, that's why they are on my "cautiously optimistic" list. They haven't inspired me much lately, but I've liked to much of their overall catalog that I don't know if I'd ever be able to completely write them off.

Totally spaced on seeing Converge, totally on my stoked list.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:52 (nine months ago) link

Holy shit, the Dee Dee King album is on Spotify.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:55 (nine months ago) link

lol who hotly anticipates a new Anthrax album in 2021?

Oor Neechy, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:08 (nine months ago) link

I wouldn't even say I'm "mildly" anticipating it, but I remember Worship Music being pretty decent.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:09 (nine months ago) link

Worship Music was dope. the one after, not so much.

they could still have some surprises in em

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:16 (nine months ago) link

who is the vocalist these days?

Oor Neechy, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:22 (nine months ago) link

Unless I missed something, still Joey Belladonna. He's been back since 2010 and their last two albums.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:24 (nine months ago) link

yup it's Joey

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:31 (nine months ago) link

I am genuinely anticipating: Amenra, Baroness, Carcass, Crowbar, Cult of Luna, Deafheaven, Ghost, High on Fire, Judas Priest, King Woman, Mastodon, Melvins, Emma Ruth Rundle, Tomahawk, Venom Prison, Youth Code x King Yosef

I am not expecting much: Anthrax, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Exodus, Eyehategod, GWAR, King Diamond, Megadeth, Metallica, Ministry, Ozzy Osbourne

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 01:17 (nine months ago) link

I know it's 2020, but my copy of Ravening Iron finally showed up. Holy hell, yeah, this is as good as the buzz indicates. In addition to everything else, they've got a killer rhythm section.

Also, I did not learn until today that artist Ken Kelly is Frank Franzetta's nephew. Makes sense, but I had no idea.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:33 (nine months ago) link

my only frustration with the Eternal Champion is that I wish the vocalist were more charismatic. he's effective but at times gets stuck in a monotony.

the songwriting is ace though. this is the kind of power/heavy I wish was in greater prevalence, cos it has teeth.

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:47 (nine months ago) link

Oh yeah, I'd be way more into power metal if it sounded like this more often.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:48 (nine months ago) link

my only frustration with the Eternal Champion is that I wish the vocalist were more charismatic. he's effective but at times gets stuck in a monotony.

This is exactly why this album didn't click with me. Riffs galore, but the singer - meh. That's why the Spirit Adrift album was my power metal pick for the year. (I wish Visigoth would put out more music soon.)

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:57 (nine months ago) link

Yeah I still think the Spirit Adrift record is slightly better, but I was really impressed with the bassist for Eternal Champion. It's not often with this kind of metal that I find myself gravitating towards the bass player.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:59 (nine months ago) link

one of todays trump insurrectionists

https://i.imgur.com/7fchcWA.jpg

Oor Neechy, Thursday, 7 January 2021 00:36 (nine months ago) link

you fucking kidding me

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 January 2021 01:06 (nine months ago) link

I knew he was a bit of a loony politically but....goddammit.

welp, bye Iced Earth...for now, until things blow over.

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 January 2021 01:06 (nine months ago) link

I think Tribulation has a new album out 1/29, right? Surprised that's not on the list of anticipated up there.

New Ghost album would be sweeeeeeeeeeet. I'm like 65/35 "he's had some time off to work on it and thus it will be amazing" vs. "they're about due for diminishing returns"

alpine static, Thursday, 7 January 2021 01:48 (nine months ago) link

🙄

pomenitul, Thursday, 7 January 2021 15:57 (nine months ago) link

sad thing is unlike the other two bands, I think IE's lunacy is mostly concentrated in Schaffer (though ex-singer Barlow was a cop soooo...). but that's cos his bandmates seem to change every album.

I bet they break up as a result (or he replaces the current lineup after they quit)

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:09 (nine months ago) link

These guys, dubbed ‘Cold Thrower’ in the comments (which I think is both funny and accurate) are about to drop their first LP tomorrow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EKV1O7gJDU

pomenitul, Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:20 (nine months ago) link

I listened to some of it this morning. It's fine. If you need one more record that sounds like that, get it. They're from Texas, though, so don't be surprised to find yourself deleting it in a month when they turn out to be Trumpoid revanchists or something.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 7 January 2021 16:42 (nine months ago) link

re: Frozen Soul, am a big fan of their Maggot Stomp demo, but haven't had a chance to listen to the full length yet, but I'd say it's pretty unlikely they are right-wing Trumpists since they donated a few hundred bucks to BLM over the summer (more than Exhumed and other bigger bands did if I recall correctly) and have also mocked anti-maskers on their socials.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Thursday, 7 January 2021 17:10 (nine months ago) link

Those who listen to post-Udo Accept (i.e. not me) may be disappointed to hear that their upcoming album Too Mean to Die has been postponed from January 15 to January 29.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 7 January 2021 18:51 (nine months ago) link

I tried and tried with the new Portrait, but although they push all the buttons that gets an old school nerd like me salivating, the album just comes up empty. They still have yet to top Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae.

I haven't heard Crimen, but I do like the new one even more than Burn the World, just scratching a really nice old school heavy metal itch for me.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 13 September 2021 21:19 (one month ago) link

that new Replicant is good as hell and they apparently hail from like 10 minutes away from where I live now, which might come in handy if shows are ever normal again.

Also been digging the new Wharflurch (psych-ish doomy death) and Sarcoughagus (typically gross Maggot Stomp stuff) releases, too.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Monday, 13 September 2021 22:59 (one month ago) link

I did an email interview with the Replicant bassist/vocalist and told him that there's a sticker from his early 2000s band still on a lamppost about two blocks from my apartment. (He grew up in the town where I live.)

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 13 September 2021 23:51 (one month ago) link

Loving this Replicant

beard papa, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 16:57 (one month ago) link

Link to my interview.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 16:59 (one month ago) link

yeah, this record rules. is it just me or is there some botch in there?

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 21:36 (one month ago) link

They're surprisingly similar in many ways, but after listening to one song from each, the new/upcoming Tremonti album is heavier than the new/upcoming Khemmis album.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 23:25 (one month ago) link

holy fuck this Concrete Winds

https://concretewinds.bandcamp.com/album/primitive-force

you had me at "giallo" (Neanderthal), Thursday, 16 September 2021 21:42 (one month ago) link

speaking of, this made me laugh ... all of it, and then the juxtaposition of the final line:

We are proud to announce...

After `Primitive Force´ from 2019, Concrete Winds will deliver their 2nd full length album fittingly entitled `Nerve Butcherer´ on november 26, 2021.

The content is hard to believe yet even harder to describe as words might simply fail regarding this vile eruption of utmost hatred. The record precisely continues where its predecessor left the listener shocked and terrified.

Repulsion on 78rpm, Morbid Angel hunting in bloodlust, Terrorizer infected with rabies or Funeral Mist`s most dreadful moments may be even understatements for this (surely) god-damned cacophony.

Concrete Winds don`t want to please anybody, nor want they to be accepted.

Their intent is to spread disgust and confusion, their tongue is that of perversion, abhorrence and wrath.

Ever witnessed a biblical plague of locusts?

Well, dare to listen to `Nerve Butcherer´ and you might find the sonic equivalent.

Slaughterhouse atmosphere and total destruction meets even nastier moments to bang your head.

Some folks might say it can`t get more terrible after `Primitive Force´, but watch out for `Nerve Butcherer´…
as this is truly damn fucking mentally disordered!!!

Song premiere and further infos about preorders follow.

alpine static, Friday, 17 September 2021 20:50 (four weeks ago) link

i can't believe there's a new cynic song, and also i somehow missed that sean malone died last year :(

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 20 September 2021 13:54 (three weeks ago) link

the new Skepticism (out later this week) arrived on CD here today - it's majestic and I feel like they could do some of this with a big orchestra :-)

StanM, Monday, 20 September 2021 14:09 (three weeks ago) link

that's my most anticipated metal record of the year, probs. they never miss, so I am not surprised that it's majestic :)

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Monday, 20 September 2021 15:14 (three weeks ago) link

alloy will be hard to top for me but I always love what they do

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Monday, 20 September 2021 15:16 (three weeks ago) link

I would say it's more like Alloy than Ordeal (the cover art is also similar, don't know if we're meant to make that connection)

StanM, Monday, 20 September 2021 18:31 (three weeks ago) link

i can't believe there's a new cynic song, and also i somehow missed that sean malone died last year :(

― STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, September 20, 2021 9:54 AM (six hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Oh my God, I had no idea. At first I thought you meant to type Reinert but I just checked and confirmed that Malone is gone, too. Amazing musician and those Gordian Knot records are really overlooked and great. Fuck.

Excited for a new Cynic album, though.

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 20 September 2021 20:23 (three weeks ago) link

some recent bandcamp finds -

quick hit of death/doom, I'd be happy with a whole album stretching out those keyboard intro/outros tbh:
https://oothecaslc.bandcamp.com/album/excretions-of-lore

raw, tremelo-heavy black metal, you know what this sounds like already but there are actually some songs to be found here:
https://blutumhang.bandcamp.com/album/the-fires-of-domination

murky, grooving finnish death metal, nails the atmosphere at least:
https://spellblood.bandcamp.com/album/spellblood-demo

more finns, pretty much right at the death/black midpoint but the whole record just keeps coming at you like a punk bulldozer or something, def my top pick out of all of these:
https://fallentemple.bandcamp.com/album/ikuinen-kamppailu

uh, still need to listen to the new skepticism, carcass, and maiden records tho! as always, I guess I just like procrastinating with fun low-stakes stuff...

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Sunday, 26 September 2021 22:02 (two weeks ago) link

also out: https://warningdoom.bandcamp.com/album/watching-from-a-distance-live-at-roadburn

StanM, Monday, 27 September 2021 15:07 (two weeks ago) link

Was liking that Warning record (my first exposure to them) right up until the vocals came in.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 27 September 2021 15:20 (two weeks ago) link

Not heard the live album yet but Pat Walker is one of the great doom metal singers.

Pfunkboy AKA (Oor Neechy), Monday, 27 September 2021 15:34 (two weeks ago) link

indeed, one of the great metal singers, period.

Pfunkboy AKA (Oor Neechy), Monday, 27 September 2021 15:34 (two weeks ago) link

Great catchy/well-produced sludge/hard rock from Bancroft, Ontario:
https://unclewoe.bandcamp.com/track/nine-kinds-of-time-3

If I luge, if I luge, if I luge you on the track (Craig D.), Monday, 27 September 2021 16:52 (two weeks ago) link

(XP thanks for reminding me of that Ootheca mini-EP, og bgm, already had it wishlisted and just bought it; do you have a Bandcamp fan account set up?)

If I luge, if I luge, if I luge you on the track (Craig D.), Monday, 27 September 2021 16:59 (two weeks ago) link

xxpost Does Patrick Walker actually agree with Warning being doom metal? I'm on the fence. Yes, in a way it's the quintessential doom metal album, but it's also just this type of slow post-rock song played with doom guitar pedals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix2fKq88kR4 (IMHO, nothing about this is doom metal but they still only get reviewed in metal publications, just because of that earlier band he was in)

StanM, Monday, 27 September 2021 17:37 (two weeks ago) link

The new LLNN is really good.

beard papa, Tuesday, 28 September 2021 00:32 (two weeks ago) link

Yeahhh it is, I feel like they're expanding their sound a bit but it's still crushing.

New Succumb is really good too, but only if you like riffs flying at your face for 34 and a half minutes.

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 28 September 2021 05:46 (two weeks ago) link

do you have a Bandcamp fan account set up?

@craig: yep! just sent you one of those ilx webmail things

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Tuesday, 28 September 2021 14:54 (two weeks ago) link

yeah wow yall weren't joking about this LLNN. they've struck a cool balance between space/atmospheric sounds and just undeniably cool sludge metal

gman59, Tuesday, 28 September 2021 15:49 (two weeks ago) link

full of hell out today: https://fullofhell.bandcamp.com/album/garden-of-burning-apparitions

and

body/big brave: https://thebody.bandcamp.com/album/leaving-none-but-small-birds

gman59, Friday, 1 October 2021 14:50 (two weeks ago) link

Love Full of Hell but gotta say I don't love paying full price for 20 minutes of music...

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 1 October 2021 14:53 (two weeks ago) link

Body & BIG|BRAVE is fantastic so far.

jmm, Friday, 1 October 2021 15:09 (two weeks ago) link

Waiting for my copy of that to get here, most excited for that.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 1 October 2021 15:12 (two weeks ago) link

It's like a heavy Fairport Convention/Sandy Denny record. Pretty cool.

jmm, Friday, 1 October 2021 16:09 (two weeks ago) link

Ok that description makes me even more excited to hear it than I already was!

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 1 October 2021 16:14 (two weeks ago) link

K.K.'s Priest album is fun so far, but not as good as JP's Firepower (at least what i've heard so far). KK's personality comes across more in lengthy instrumental breaks rather than the shell of the song itself.

vocalist is Ripper Owens, lol, so for all intents in purposes I guess this is a second Judas Priest. he sounds good here though because for once he's not actively trying to sing like a predecessor like he had to in JP and Iced Earth. his falsetto is still really powerful.

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 October 2021 16:46 (two weeks ago) link

I am only a few songs into the Body/Big|Brave collab.

Sounds like Godspeed You! Black Emperor meets Jaye Jayle with a female vocalist (haven't heard any Chip King screeches yet).

Loving it!

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 1 October 2021 16:50 (two weeks ago) link

Just finished the K.K.'s Priest album.

Naturally one would expect fantastic guitar work on an album featuring KK Downing.

He must have left it on another cd. This is boring af

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 October 2021 17:48 (two weeks ago) link

So lazy. So disappointed

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 October 2021 17:49 (two weeks ago) link

Ffs it has a song called "Return of the Sentinel" on it :/

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 October 2021 18:00 (two weeks ago) link

Half expected there to be "You've Got Even More Things Coming" right after

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 October 2021 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

Victim of More Changes

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 1 October 2021 18:09 (two weeks ago) link

"Living After One A.M."
"Ram It Down Again"
"Love Nibbles"
"Painkillers (Refill)"

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 1 October 2021 18:58 (two weeks ago) link

Sirens iirc

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 October 2021 13:26 (one week ago) link

fuck pic.twitter.com/UYbzrJBnpc

— 𝐤𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐚 ⛓ 𝐛𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐰 (@afroxvx) October 3, 2021

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 3 October 2021 15:53 (one week ago) link

this year's record from spain's graveyeard of souls...
https://graveyardofsouls.bandcamp.com/album/infinity-equal-zero

sounding a bit like katatonia's brave murder day songwriting at discouraged ones (mid-)tempos to me. the way the soaring guitars and keys bounce of each other also bringing blut aus nord's memoria vetusta ii (a personal favorite).

a cryptic message on their fb page seems to indicate that this project has recently come to a stop. too bad but there are still quite a few records in the back catalog that I still haven't even heard. and the ones that I have are of comparable quality. then there's the guitarist's other releases from this year...
https://ornamentosdelmiedo.bandcamp.com/album/ecos
https://massburialdeathmetal.bandcamp.com/album/souless-legions

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Sunday, 3 October 2021 22:06 (one week ago) link

love the body big/brave so much. as mentioned above, not going with any Chip King screeches was a cool show of restraint that I think this album really benefits from

gman59, Monday, 4 October 2021 01:13 (one week ago) link

Listening to the new Trivium album, which is called In the Court of the Dragon and has this cover art:

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81nVd9p+83S.jpg

Their current drummer, Alex Bent, used to be in Battlecross and Brain Drill, and he's really lit a fire under them on their last two albums and this one. They're doing some of their most aggressive material with him, though it's still got big melodic choruses 'cause Matt Heafy's a giant dork. Anyway, if you're a fan, this is just as good as the album they put out last year, which I liked a lot.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 7 October 2021 23:59 (one week ago) link

Scott Koenig died from COVID. I knew him back when he was still in New York and I was an up and coming metal journo type. He was always really nice to me back in the day and I never heard a bad word about him. Legend has it that he turned Rick Rubin onto Slayer (and Trouble) and he also managed Fear Factory and Biohazard along the way. Terrible loss.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 8 October 2021 05:10 (one week ago) link

Xxxpost yay for new Blood Red Throne todayyy

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Saturday, 9 October 2021 00:53 (one week ago) link

Another entry for the Disappointing Metal Band Name list: this better-than-decent death metal duo opted for Swelling Repulsion when Repulsive Swelling was RIGHT THERE.

https://swellingrepulsion-scp.bandcamp.com/album/the-severed-path

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 22:48 (four days ago) link


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