Ass to Mouth is not just a powerful move within the porn industry that is about dominance, it’s also a fantastic grindcore band that features monolithic riffing, drumming from a maniac and vocals that remind me of Troglodyte in many ways. A2M is fantastically aggressive and in your face….after it’s been in your ass.
Twilight comes back with a wretched new album called “III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb“. The result is a filthy blackened doom sludge clusterfuck of noise. It’s tough to understand what is going on at times, but the groove and sound is undeniably gross and heavy.
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.
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.
Heavy, groovin, experimentin German band known as Black Space Riders just released an expansive sludgey album known as “D:REI“. The album is an atmospheric psychedelic journey through time, space and other cliched things that are similar to those listed. BSR bring on some damn good music that has quality post-rock moments as well as chuggy sludge moments. Fans of bands like Red Fang, Baroness and Mastodon. Then again, some moments of the album remind me of Nirvana, Torche and Russian Circles. Weird right?
Behemoth – The Satanist (Metal Blade Records): The devourers ov light, the extreme winds ov hate, the return ov BEHEMOTH! It’s been a long 5 years since the release of Evangelion and it’s been a long ride for the band. A world tour, conquering Leukemia, recovering and rebuilding everything and then releasing the new album, The Satanist, which is Behemoth’s 10 studio album. Long time fans, such as myself, have been eagerly awaiting this album since the first hint that Nergal was able to not only pick up a guitar again, but play a live show and hit the studio. The wait was worth it friends, The Satanist does not disappoint.
This fine Thor’s Day evening I shall catch up on some reviews. Covering new releases from Nigromante, Down From The Wound, Aborted Fetus and Lay Down Rotten. Come see what is good and what is left on the shelf.