Oakland old school death metal/punk skull-bashers NECROT just released The Abyss on Bandcamp, a new EP and the third in their still short but blistering and eardrum-pillaging career. Once again, we are served with a mere ten minutes of unadulterated brutality and devastation, split up into three tracks of bone-fracturing heaviness that will leave you fucking beat down and bruised for days, but endlessly begging for more.
FUOCO FATUO have crushed all competition and have plowed their way to the forefront of Italian extreme doom in the last few years. Slowly but surely, these three Italian misanthropes have woven a path of destruction in front of them in the European underground with the sole aim of leaving absolutely nothing standing in their wake as they trample over everything. After releasing a handful of EPs and splits, the band has finally emerged from the sewer it was birthed in with a weapon of conquer: a full-length album of brand new songs that only strengthens their status as stalwarts of all things heavy, violent and fucking downtuned to no end in Italy – The Viper Slithers in the Ashes of What Remains.
Ever since last May, I have been waiting for the release of the debut album from DARKENTRIES entitled The Make Believe, and it has been worth the wait! Like I said in my last post about this band, “How many seconds did it take to know I was listening to a very unique band when I first heard DARKENTRIES? One second is the answer, because from the the first moment of hearing their song “1200-S” it’s not hard to tell that this band drinks huge gallons of next level juice every day!” DARKENTRIES’ sound is truly something all of their own and I feel so honored to be sharing with you their new song “I’m Tired Of Being Awake”. This unreal sonic journey will hit the streets on March 25th via the very special new record label Retro Futurist started by members of KYLESA. Now press play and allow the brand new sounds of DARKENTRIES invade your reality! Stay tuned for a full review of The Make Believe.
I’m a fan of music that speaks to the human condition. Certain bands are able to create sound that makes me feel that I am not alone in the way I see the world! Arizona’s NORTH have hit the mark with their new album Metanoia that hits the streets on March 14th. CVLT Nation has the honor of sharing with you their new song “Hiraeth”…So now feel the cosmic sludge move through your existence…Also peep their upcoming tour dates!
Damn! It will be tough to contain my enthusiasm when talking about this record. I hardly knew anything about Nashville’s Yautja prior to fall last year, but since then they’ve had my attention wholly.
Yautja’s debut LP Songs of Descent is remarkable. It is unexpected, indeed unforgettable and inventive. Even contending with the overpowering influence of Gaza, Kiss It Goodbye, and Great Falls; giants, and a genre that allows little wiggle room.
This infuriated hybrid grind group has blossomed in imaginative, intoxicating new forms of nucleic aggression as is clearly and confidently expressed on Songs of Descent.
Imagine if noisy and dreamy shoegaze rock bands like My Bloody Valentine, Low, Slowdive, Oneida, Lairs, Cocteau Twins, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Velvet Underground and Dinosaur Jr were crushing and brutal doom metal bands… Well, that is exactly what NADJA has become on their brand new full-length album, the majestic doomgaze masterpiece Queller. Over the years, NADJA has followed a stunning artistic trajectory. Emerging from the drumless and über-abstract bogs of drone, noise and experimental ambient music akin to bands and artists like Earth, Sunn O))), Asva, Tim Hecker, Thisquietarmy and Daniel Menche, NADJA are now something that simply transcends even that realm of things, and goes so beyond that the scope of their immense artistry, imagination and vision isn’t even in sight anymore.
Take bands like Alkerdeel, Ash Borer, Encircling Sea, Indian, Lord Mantis and Velnias. Bands where black metal and the massive and enveloping overtones of doom and sludge travel on the same frightening frequencies. Bands that build long, winding and epic behemoths of sonic destruction, compositions that live equally off the bleak and malevolent fuel of black metal as they do the crushing and psychedelic heaviness of doom and sludge. Well, that’s exactly where Knoxville, Tennessee blackened sludge miscreants ARGENTINUM ASTRUM fall, and their second LP, Malleus Maleficarum, is a perfect example of this hideous, bleak and slime-ridden musical aesthetic that forces doom and black metal into disgusting orgies of hate and destruction.
Desolate, Heavy, Despair, Bleak, Agony are some of the words that come to my mind as I take in the new WALK THROUGH FIRE song “Another Dream Turned Nightmare”. For over 20 minutes, these Swedish doom scorchers will take you on a journey into their dark existence with this composition. WALK THROUGH FIRE’s new album Hope Is Misery coming out this March 27TH via Aesthetic Death…Now it’s time to get doomed at the hands of WALK THROUGH FIRE…
A day in the life of an underground metal band, just trying to get some people out to your show…this is the setting for the new Buzzherd video for their song “The Maloik” of off their new album On Sinking Ships…Rats Drown out now on Dullest Records. Help a brother out and pick up On Sinking Ships… now so that Buzzherd can quit their day jobs!