CVLT Nation is stoked to be offering an exclusive stream of ENDSTILLE‘s track “The Refined Nation” off their upcoming release Kapitulation 2013, coming out via Season of Mist November 8th, 2013 in Europe and November 12th, 2013 in North America. Endstille brings the cold with this track, honing their rage over the endless war state into an icy blast of pure hatred! If you feel like having your skin ripped from your living body, sit back and press play below!…Pre-order Here!
Our homies Feast of Tentacles have joined forces with Destructive Nature to release the debut album from HARROWED. This record fucking rages non-stop! I had to pick up myself up off the floor after one listen because HARROWED gives you a beat down over 9 songs. I want the world to hear this band and I will do everything with my power to make sure it will happen! So fuck all of the talking CVLT Nation is streaming HARROWED album in full below…Stay tuned for a pre-order link.
Together Geneviève Beaulieu & James Hamilton make up the group PRETERITE and have created an outstanding album entitled From The Wells. For 53 minutes, their songs will inject your imagination with streams of otherworldly light. Geneviève’s voice takes my mind to places where the sky never ends and all I can see is forever! Today CVLT Nation is streaming the new PRETERITE song “Edges Nowhere” below. From The Wells is being released on Sept. 22nd via Union Finale…Pre-Order HERE. Read the full review of From The Wells HERE.
Hey world, come over here so I can put your eardrums against my speakers while blasting the new GOLDUST album Thirst! For over 45 minutes, this band deconstructs hardcore into an abstract painting that becomes a portal for our dreams and nightmares. GOLDUST is a band that is not afraid to create music on its own terms, and they know how to write songs make you want to press replay. It’s way beyond an honor that CVLT Nation is streaming GOLDUST’s Thirst in full below. This gnarly piece of vinyl is being put out by our comrades PER KORO Records and you can pre-order it HERE!
Written by Daniel Vandenberg
They definitely got “volatile” right. This latest offering from Oakland, CA newcomers Volatile Substance – their second since June – barely makes it past the five minute mark and yet manages more caustic energy, aggression and balls-out fury than the average hardcore band can muster up in four times that length. Emergency Exit careens from a sludgy, down-tempo opening that sounds like it’s constantly about to fall in on itself, through some of the most frenetic, violent hardcore that calls to mind the amphetamine aggression of Youth Attack bands like Salvation and Charles Bronson, building in intensity until it literally collapses into white noise, the final repeating riff driving itself into your skull as it is gradually consumed by cascading waves of distortion in a borderline power electronics freakout. It’s a cliche that’s been beaten to death, but Volatile Substance really do start with everything at 10 and only turn it up from there, using what most listeners would consider the absolute peak level of intensity possible as their default ‘quiet’ mode, from which they proceed to explode into realms of sonic violence previously unheard of.
There is a drifting ship plowing steadily toward a forgotten shore, hull rotted from salt spray and rainbow-sheened with chemicals. The holds are full of the pulsing and hollow screams of the half-dead passengers, screams so insistent that they merge with the waves and form a wall of static only interrupted by the metallic thumps of cargo shifting in the holds. A mad preacher stands lashed to the wheel, steering the hulk towards looming, dark cliffs. The captain and crew huddle below against the hollow booming of his voice, for in the preacher’s sermon they can hear their own doom. As the ship noses forward into a swell, one can see for a moment the words “Shock Frontier” picked out in stark bone-white along its forward bow.
Shock Frontier’s “Mancuerda Confessions” is a chronicle of inevitable destruction, the ship toward the shore, the planet falling into a dying sun. There is a harsh and drifting edge to Robert Kozletski and Kyle Carney’s compositions that is balanced by nettle-fine bursts of electronic brilliance. Cyclical and murmured samples dwell behind and within metallic drones that stretch off into a vanishing point shrouded by darkness.
I feel like I’m knee-deep in radioactive wet cement, wallowing through the wasteland created by ANION with their pummeling vocals and destructive riffs! I’m listening to their first full length LP, Without Solace, which is due to release September 17th on No List Records. This Vancouver band will no doubt gain many fans with this release, recorded and produced with legendary producer Matt Bayles (Botch, Mastodon, Isis). The sludgy hardcore on Without Solace will blast out of your speakers and wreak havoc on your house, leaving only smoldering remains behind! CVLT Nation is honored to be streaming Without Solace in full today, so hit play below and make sure to pick up your pre-order of the LP HERE!