13 years…..13 long years since I have had a new Superjoint (NAME CHANGED DUE TO LEGAL REASONS) album. I’ve since jammed “Use Once and Destroy” and “A Lethal Dose of American Hatred” so much I should probably be ashamed of myself but I have always loved the heavy riffing, southern comfort groove and Anselmo’s fine tuned screams over these uniquely written songs. Now we get a new Superjoint album called Caught Up in the Gears of the Application and right away I am filled with excitement, anticipation and hope that I get the same fulfillment that I got from the previous 2 albums. The result of a few listens is a mixed bag of good and bad. Continue reading “Review: SUPERJOINT – Caught Up In The Gears Of The Application”
Artificial Pathogen are a three piece band from Scotland and Canada. They are Alex Ives (Vocals), Alex Sevigny (guitar/Instrumental Production/Mixing Mastering) and Aaron (guitar). The band’s debut full-length, Tears Of A Goddess was released in May 2015. Physicals were later released by Transcending records in 2016. The release also features the band’s previous EPs “Lilith” and “Bio Organic Destruction”. Continue reading “Review: ARTIFICIAL PATHOGEN – Tears of a Goddess”
Very little is known about Boreworm…..a progressively powerful death metal band from Michigan. Entomophobia is the band’s sophomore EP and they deliver a brand of death that isn’t like anything I have heard before. They bring a wall of sound with them that is pure death, atmospheric horror, melodic and just crushing with amazing production and musicianship. The band is independently releasing this bad boy and right out of the gate I have to recommend that you listen to this one. Let me tell you why.
Venom Prison is a death metal act from the UK, with abrasive and heavy guitar punctures, devilishly gruesome drum work and front woman “L” just obliterates vocal duties on their debut album, Animus. Lyrics tackle issues of social ignorance (Darwinism), misogyny, rape culture (I hate that this is a thing, really? Rape culture?) and the rejection and dismissal of God and all religions. Such a strong showing right out of the gate on their debut album eh? Animus will be released world wide on October 14th through Prosthetic Records.
Here is a band that takes real issues and displays the heartache of certain situations over well written melodic death metal. Reject the Sickness is a band from Belgium and their use of melodic death metal, metalcore guitar ailments and progressive undertones really makes their debut album, Chains of Solitude, a stand out performance. Then you have the vocalist who is a social worker and uses these emotions in his lyrics and vocal performance to tell emotional tales of child endangerment, abuse, neglect and anger. On the surface it seems like just another melodic death band but Reject the Sickness is incredibly deep.
This Friday (September 23rd), melodic death metal outfit Allegaeon will be releasing their fourth full-length, Proponent for Sentience, via Metal Blade Records. To hear the full record – featuring “sweeping orchestrations, breath-taking hooks, adrenaline-fueled riffs, stunning leads, and diverse vocals” (DeadRhetoric.com – 10/10) – before release, head over to MetalSucks.net for the exclusive album stream: http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/09/21/exclusive-album-stream-allegaeon-proponent-sentience Continue reading “Allegaeon streams new album, ‘Proponent for Sentience’!”
Roadrunner Records’ group Gojira have debuted their official music video for ‘The Shooting Star.’ Taken from their acclaimed chart topping new album MAGMA, ‘The Shooting Star’ and its music video are streaming now on Gojira’s official YouTube channel. The mind-bending video wasdirected and animated by Markus Hofko (www.bowbowbow.co).
Death metal legends HATE ETERNAL have announced a European tour. A new leg of the ‘Infernus’ World Tour, this European run begins in Germany on Nov. 4, and continues through 7 countries before concluding on Nov. 20. This tour sees HATE ETERNAL supporting VADER, and features THREAT SIGNAL.A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Continue reading “HATE ETERNAL announce European Tour with VADER and THREAT SIGNAL”
Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose – to be the soundtrack for Armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes. Since 1999, they have gained a reputation for embodying precisely these things – and now, with their new album, The Whole of the Law, Anaal Nathrakh has reached the very height of their twisted powers. Due out October 28th via Metal Blade Records, The Whole of the Law marries all of the two-piece’s trademark ferocity and against-all-reason-catchiness with a reinvigorated sense of focus and insane hatred. For a preview of the album, the new single, “Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion”, can be streamed via InvisibleOranges.com now: invisibleoranges.com Continue reading “Anaal Nathrakh premieres new track, “Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion”, via InvisibleOranges.com”