Soreption brings us a type of technical death metal that studies more within the realm of well written complex riffs, delicious tone and quality production rather than useless guitar wankery. With fierce precision and maniacal execution, this band keeps it gnarly while maintaining quality song structure.
The Kennedy Veil released a new album on Unique Leader Records in January called ‘Trinity of Falsehood’ and it’s a stellar album in terms of catchiness, brutality and overall enjoyment. Their attack is similar to Aborted in how each instrument is doing one million things at once but maintain and overall headbanging groove through the album. Long story short, I dig the shit out of this.
Alterbeast comes around with an astonishing bad ass debut album on their freshly signed label (Unique Records) and the effort put into the new album, Immortal, is on a level of expertise few can pull off when you are this new to the metal scene. Alterbeast comes at you with an attack that legendary bands know how to pull off and the aggressiveness from Immortal is consistent and worthy of a few listens.
Tennessee deathcore champions known as Whitechapel have released a simple yet crushing track called “The Saw is the Law”, referring to the saw blade that they use which is another iteration of the circle and stars used on the Tennessee flag. Is the song catchy? Yes. Does it prove that Phil Bozeman still has phenomenal vocal prowess? Yes. Does the band experiment or do they just fall into their own sound that they have rinsed and repeated since “This Is Exile”…..well…that’s for you to decide.
Animals As Leaders – “Tooth and Claw”, new album drops in March!
These will be to the point. More so than usual. Some may be just the artist, album title, genre and the score. Ain’t no one got time for well written reviews, (I just started a new job and no computer access during the day, I cannot even listen to music) so these will be the albums that ranged from bad to good. The substantial albums I’ll leave for a proper write up.
Want some incredible metal that is led by a veteran of incredible metal? Dallas Toler-Wade, that’s right…the beautiful bald bastard from NILE, pilots the crushing Narcotic Wasteland album jet that comes flying into our ears, kamikaze style. A familiar sound of heavy music that takes on lyrical themes about drug and alcohol abuse? Fuck yes.