I feel all dirty inside and my veins are filled with sludge! I know what it is, it’s the fact that I have been watching Italy’s GRIME wreck shop in St. Petersburg Russia in hi-defintion. Now it’s your chance to check out the masters the filthy blues riff do their thing…Respect due to Forcefield Records and all hail GRIME…Now peep the heavy madness!!!
CVLT Nation is stoked to be hitting you with a double whammy of WTCHDR today – an exclusive video and track premiere of “Our Filthy Hearts,” the 2nd track off their upcoming full length album Triumph and Despair. This band effectively tears your chest open and eats your beating heart in just over one minute of truly filthy, destructive and fucking awesome music! The video gives you a band member perspective on the tune, whipping you from drummer to guitar to vocalist to fully encompass the experience that is “Our Filthy Hearts.” Check out this video below and stay tuned for more from WTCHDR and CVLT Nation…
Two of Oregon’s best team up to bring forth the waves of despair and sadness. Hell, the one man band of M.S.W, is sure keeping busy. Three full-length albums and four split releases since the band’s conception back in 2006, and all of them up to a very high level of quality. On the other hand, the band led by A.L.N. (also part of the live line-up of Hell), named Mizmor is another rising force in the underground scene of Oregon. With their self-released debut album, they presented to the world their twisted doom/sludge/drone/black vision.
This release is being introduced by Hell and their fifteen minute long opus, “Foetorem Timere”, the clean bits of which will cause a mesmerizing paralysis of your brain. For the first nine minutes you will be overwhelmed by the clean guitars and emotional depth that Hell can reach. The setting for the band is a world filled with despair and loneliness, where everything is just waiting to die. There is a certain coldness about the song that makes it stand out in such a unique way, while the inclusion of strings even further expands the desolate ambiance and the voice samples make this listen more unearthly. Finally, the doom/sludge riffs are brought in to redeem you from this torturous build up, causing the whole sonic landscape that the band has built up for the last nine minutes to collapse, as the appearance of crazy effects on the vocals and their formation amidst these heavy riffs causes apocalyptic visions to enter your mind.
Belarus’ Anton Yeroma is the man behind Difleger, a post metal project that is self-described as drawing influence “from many different sources of inspiration”. This is vivid upon first listen of Black Whales; there is a lot going on here and while its attempts at crafting out an eclectic piece of work are admirable, it ends up becoming muddled and unfocused.
Imagine, if you will, a deep hole that goes on for miles, with no end in sight. Imagine you are at the bottom of this hole, with no light to guide you, and the only way out is upward. This idea of complete nothingness, the blackness that suffocates is the soundscape that Philadelphia’s Hivelords create. It is atmospheric depression, a dystopia crafted through distorted vocals, funeral drumming, and bone-chilling riffs that grab hold of the listener and send them off into its murky depths.
A followup to 2012’s self-released Grand Comlech, Cavern Apothecary is a more sludgier, more drone-infested album than its predecessor. The opening track, “Atavus Lich”, is an elegy that shakes the very foundation of the soul. It plunges the listener into the dark from the opening riff; the kind of riffing reminiscent of early black metal but with influences from Master of Reality for the sludgy overtones. “Ativus Lich” is the summoning of a monster — a demon which walks the planet in search of souls to harvest…Full CVLT Nation Review HERE!
We’ve talked about this release abundantly here, and it would be superfluous and redundant to keep bragging on about how insanely awesome this release by the young trio from Pisa is. A debut album that represents the crowning achievement in Italian underground metal in 2013, by far, without the barest shadow of a doubt. Buioingola have made an incredible statement in the world of dark and atmospheric metal with this debut album of theirs, and anyone who is in love with the more apocalyptic, gloomy and depressed sides of crust and doom should put Dopo L’Apnea on their year’s end top albums lists. For all fans of Planks, Altar of Plagues, Fall of Efrafa, Year of No Light and the such. Let the shadows spill in.
A nineteen-minute long behemoth of decaying madness, Dyodyo Asema, is the bastard creation of Belgium raw sludge/black metal miscreants Alkerdeel and Dutch black metal/noise/industrial experimentalist Gnaw Their Tongues (a one-man well of madness project spearheaded by the infamous and mysterious Mories), and specifically written to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Belgian label Consouling Sounds. What comes together in this release are two bands that have as their core intent, as their ultimate sonic goal, the creation of immense and disgusting walls of obliterating, emaciated and evil sonic slime.
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!
It’s fucking ON! New music from HIGH ON FIRE, plus it’s in the form of a demented visual for their new song “Slave the Hive”. These metal hellions are now on tour with our comrades in doom Windhand and Norwegian heavy mongers Kvelertak, so make sure to catch them on the road! In the meantime, get ballistic with HIGH ON FIRE – dive right into “Slave the Hive”!