Written by Dave Garcia
The diy punk movement has produced many great offerings in music, but none quite so memorable as Barcelona post-punkers Belgrado. Their sophomore offering Siglo XXI is the equivalent of the aftermath of an improvised explosive devise. This isn’t music for a harrowing journey; it’s instead a reminder of survival and the affliction that follows.
Siglo XXI lacks the frenetic abrasiveness of the band’s self-titled debut, but this isn’t a complaint. The music is tightly produced, slightly progressive and is teeming with the kinetic energy of an oncoming blizzard. You will be forced to move from the start as I was when the guitars started screeching in opening track “Sombra De La Cruz.”
What you are about to hear is one of the raddest doom songs of 2013. It’s from the the Swedish band MONOLORD and the name of the tune is “Empress Rising.” They are releasing their debut album on April 1st, 2014 via Easyrider Records, the label that has put out some of the most addictive doom this year. MONOLORD’s sound has a crazy cosmic vibe to it that propels your imagination into a realm of otherworldly riffs. CVLT Nation is counting the daze until we can hear this band’s full length! In the meantime, pack your bongs and jam out to MONOLORD’s “Empress Rising”!
The Unworldly Summoning CD by CHURCH OF DISGUST comes out on Jan. 1st via Memento Mori. If this record was released on Dec.30, it would have been on our end of the year list for sure! This band plays the stench-filled kind of Death Metal that I really dig. CHURCH OF DISGUST also have a way of allowing other genres to creep into the mix of their creations that keeps their sound interesting. I don’t know why, but I get a punk/doom vibe from this band that makes me like them even more. I could inject myself with their cryptic riffs all day long and stay high on decaying death. CHURCH OF DISGUST should be recognized around the world as one of the most putrid death metal bands out right now. CVLT Nation is stoked to be streaming “Rotting Above Ground” by CHURCH OF DISGUST below!
What have I been listening to on repeat today? The new INDIAN song “Rhetoric Of No” from their soon to be released album All Purity. After hearing this song one time, it made me realize I must have this record on vinyl! You can pre-order the new INDIAN album here from Relapse Records…The official release date is Jan. 21st!…I’m calling it now…this is going to be one of the top records of 2014!
Altar of Betelgeuze from Finland is a young band that are creating some sticky riffs that many people are going to to be getting high on very soon! Their soon to be released album Darkness Sustains The Silence comes out on Jan. 1st via Memento Mori. What makes this band interesting is that they take chances with their sound and are creating doom on their own terms. CVLT Nation has the honor of streaming the new Altar of Betelgeuze tune “The Approaching Storm” below…Now spark up your bong and get your DOOM ON!
Just scramble your brains and die…or better yet plug your self into the new split from Wolfe & Sete Star Sept then die. For just over 8 minutes, both bands will cave in your skull with the weight of their terrorizing audio assault that takes place while listening to this split. Check it out – you can blast the stream below then download this bastard for free!!!
The skies are red with blood and the plagues of death are taking over the world! The are the thoughts I have while listening to the new PERSEKUTOR EP Power Frost out now on Magic Bullet Records. Over two songs, the band paints dismal pictures of rancid decay and underworld violence. I really fucking dig the singer’s vocal delivery, it sounds like a demon spitting razor blades onto wax! What is killer about PERSEKUTOR is the demonic grooves that each tune packs. Now it’s your chance to hear the Power Frost EP in full below!
Right now my brain is caught in a tornado of barbaric riffs and filthy vocals! I’m listening to the the new WOLVEFROST demo and it way fucking more than just kicks ass, it’s a death blow to all of the weak hearts of the world. This Seattle band has created the sonic version of being eaten alive by ravenous pack of lions. Every track is a seething onslaught straight from the blazing depths of HELL! If you check out one band this year, WOLVEFROST should be it. I just can’t get enough of their chaotic riffs fighting against the primitive drum beats blasting out of my speakers. Cranking up WOLVEFROST is like having flesh-eating disease let loose in your ear drums. So let the fun begin and turn your friends and enemies on to WOLVEFROST!!!
There’s a strange, intoxicating smell in the air…what can it be? My inner stoner is telling me that CANNABIS CORPSE & GHOUL are about to release a new split on Jan. 7th, 2014 via Tankcrimes. Right now I have a new CANNABIS CORPSE sticky track loaded in my vaporizer called “Shatter Their Bongs,” plus we are streaming it below…So you better inhale some CANNABIS CORPSE and bake the fuck UP!…Pre-Order HERE!
Hailing from the Sierras, Valdur creates black metal that evokes the chill of a mountaintop, where only your cabin walls protect you from the harsh world outside. Their new album, At War With, follow up to 2010′s Raven Gods Among Us, makes that icy wind a reality, whipping its frosty fingers down your spine as they caress the void inside you with hammering beats and cascading riffs. At War With will be released on Dec. 17th via BloodyMountain Records. Today CVLT Nation is stoked to bring you an exclusive stream of their song “Death Winds Will Cleanse” below!