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The album begins with a slow song called “Visions of the Surreal” that creates a wide spread panic atmosphere, featuring tortured vocals from Jesse McCoy over the layers of gloomy death metal riffing. A rather terrifying start to the album but still a crushing headbanging tune to kick it all off. As the song comes to a close, you may expect another offering of sinister low tempo death metal but you’ll be greatly surprised to find out that it leads us to one of the most kick ass songs of the year. “The Incubus” starts off moderate death metal riffing and some drum work that is catchy, but once they are done introducing the song that fucking soul ripping riff comes in and I get goosebumps all over my body. This is one of those riffs that you wish you wrote, it’s so god damn killer. The riff is so good that they could have just played it for 6 minutes straight but they progress back to their intro riff, then into the crushing riff into a great mind blowing mid section (Near 3:55) that reminds me of Amon Amarth’s “Versus the World” era of guitar writing. Then the band comes blazing back in with an altered version of that crushing riff and it’s hard to not want to replay that song 8 more times. Definitely one of the heaviest and progressively raw compositions of the year!
After that amazing song I need a refractory period to process it all and calm down but the gang blazes on with “Concession”. Jesse guides his throat to have a more raw throaty mid-high growl which sounds like he is conjuring his black metal influences. The chord progression and blackened death metal writing on this song is top notch stuff. You can hear the bass guitar twang behind the black metal riffing which gives this song a wretched atmosphere. The entire song just makes you want to whirlwind headbang for the entire 7 minutes of the song.
“Interpreter of Dreams” is the band spawning more creativity and gathering Vader & Behemoth influence with crushing riffs followed directly by arpeggios to give us that black metal feeling. Slightly slower but still a powerful and driven song. Pummeling action and all band members firing on all death metal cylinders to make the wall of sound that is emitted almost hurt. “Mark of Conjured Divinity” has an intro and guitar build up that is as masterful as it is entertaining. Quickly following that is a simple yet strong guitar riff with hyper characterized drum work, then all is silent briefly as the bassist adds in a slight bit of his own work before the entire band fire back in with a quickness. The sort of thrash riffing during the verse make this song feel like a train that has no plans on slowing down until they damn well feel like it. When the band does finally slow it down, the progressive atmospheric guitar writing swarms in and hexes the listener. The trance like build up and bass guitar tone just worked so well together and this song was one carefully thought out piece of work.
“Dissenter Chasing the Void” sound like something that could have been on the latest Behemoth or Sidious album. The overly sadistic song writing and vocal work is just over the top and it’s hard to believe that this young band is already writing incredible thoughtful and inspiring blackened death metal like this. It gives you hope for the future of the metal scene as a whole. More and more people need to be more creative as Tyranny Enthroned!
Bringing the album to a close is a title track and usually with title tracks it usually can be one of the better tracks on the album, since that one song will usually represent that entire album within that one track. However, since Tyranny Enthroned decided to save it for last, I have a feeling they just wanted it to end their story with a bang. The song features more of these punishing riffs and chords I’ve fallen in love with. Drumming and bass work still delivering an ass whooping at every plausible moment while the vocals are spewed forth with venom and agony. Mid way through the song, the mentality takes on a very black metal sound and darkness just swells through each note played. Just like that, the final notes are played and the masterpiece comes to an end.
After many listens to this album it is safe to say that this is one is one of the more thrilling albums of the year. The dissonant and disturbing chord progression, the powerful fire breathing vocals, the rich bass tone and the chaotic clashing of the drums all came together to form “Our Great Undoing” and the young band out of St. Louis should be more than proud of the fine metal album they’ve released. The album plays as organic and smooth as it should with no off putting song to disturb the flow of the album. Consistency is key here and they pull it off flawlessly without putting out 7 songs that sound the same. A crushing album from one of my new favorite bands. The album drops November 4th via Blast Head Records and it’s the best album that label has put out this year and definitely the bands finest work to date!
5 out of 5
Steve Lee : drums and percussion
Anthony George : bass
Jesse McCoy : guitars/vocals
Gabe Price : live guitars
Available – Nov 4, 2014 through Blast Head Records!
Pre-Order Now: www.blastheadrecords.com/store/product_i
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From the official website:
We’re thrilled to announce that Metallica will be performing the closing concert at BlizzCon 2014, playing before a sold-out convention crowd on the night of November 8! If you didn’t score tickets to the show, don’t worry—you can still get a front-row seat from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.
BlizzCon is a gaming convention like no other. With developer panels, exclusive interviews, intense eSports tournaments, the legendary Friday night contests, and what’s sure to be an unforgettable concert from Metallica to close out the show on Saturday, this year’s event is one you won’t want to miss.
The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket lets you catch all of the action online, live and in high definition. You’ll also get access to this year’s epic collection of in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. Visit the Battle.net Shop to order your Virtual Ticket, and check out the press release for more details on Metallica’s performance.
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Last year, Decibel brought you CARCASS’ first sustained domestic tour in five years, as the reanimated death metal legends introduced North America to long-awaited comeback album Surgical Steel. In 2015, we’re stoking fans’ salivary glands again, offering the first live taste of death metal icons AT THE GATES’ incredible 19-years-in-the-making At War With Reality. Presented by Century Media, IndieMerchstore.com, Nuclear Blast Mailorder, Handshake Inc., Lace Music, Deathwish Inc and Profound Lore, the 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour will slaughter the souls of North American concertgoers for 15 unforgettable dates, offering a bounty of extreme trailblazers making their best music right now.
“Super-stoked at finally getting to be part of the Decibel tour!”enthuses AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg. “A great mag, with great people behind it! And finally being able to rip out new stuff in front of a U.S. club audience? Sweet! The bill looks amazing, too! The most relevant hardcore band on the planet and the fiercest old-school death metal band on the same night as us? Excited!”
Four-time Decibel cover stars CONVERGE continue to not just push, but outright obliterate the boundaries of extreme music, most recently with 2012′s All We Love We Leave Behind. “We are excited to be part of this fantastic and diverse tour,” says frontman Jacob Bannon, who designed the tour logo and art. “For me, AT THE GATES are one of the most important bands in contemporary heavy music. It will be an honor to tour the country with them.”
Boasting present and past members of PARADISE LOST, MY DYING BRIDE and AT THE GATES, old-school death-dealing supergroup VALLENFYRE can’t wait to debut songs from 2014′s critically acclaimed sophomore stunner, Splinters. “This will be VALLENFYRE’s first U.S. tour, and what a tour,” beams frontman Gregor Mackintosh. “I think this is the most diverse and exciting bill of any metal tour I have seen this year. Great to be a part of it. We will be injecting some British filth into your unsuspecting American ears. Cheers.”
We know you can’t wait to GO to war with this lineup either, so here’s your chance to score a great deal and avoid standing in line. There will be a number of VIP premium packages available in each market, providing you with a limited edition T-shirt, 18 x 24 tour poster, “Skip the Line” pass, exclusive digital tour issue of Decibel Magazine, a coupon for 15% off a purchase on Indie Merch’s webstore, and free digital sampler from Century Media. The price of this package is less than you would spend on a ticket and a tour shirt at the show! More details, including ticket info, are available at www.decibelmagazinetour.com
2015 Decibel Magazine Tour dates with AT THE GATES, CONVERGE, VALLENFYRE
Mar. 27–Los Angeles, CA–The Wiltern
Mar. 28–San Francisco, CA–The Regency Ballroom
Mar. 29–Portland, OR–Roseland Theater
Mar. 30–Vancouver, BC–Commodore Ballroom
Mar. 31–Seattle, WA–Showbox at the Market
Apr. 2–Salt Lake City, UT–The Complex
Apr. 3–Denver, CO–Summit Music Hall
Apr. 4–Lincoln, NE–Bourbon Street
Apr. 5–Minneapolis, MN–Mill City Nights
Apr. 6–Chicago, IL–House of Blues
Apr. 8–Toronto, ON–The Phoenix
Apr. 9–Montreal, QC–Metropolis
Apr. 10–Boston, MA–Royale
Apr. 11–Philadelphia, PA–Union Transfer
Apr. 12–New York, NY–Webster Hall
AT THE GATES online:
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To exceed the anticipation the band has just launched a (censored) video teaser which you can check out at metalblade.com/antropomorphia location. At the same place you can check out more AntropomorphiA audio and video and order the latest album ‘Rites Of Perversion‘ on CD and LP!
Comments the band: “Here’s a small taste of the visual masochistic perversion to accompany the song ‘Nekrovaginal Secretions’.“
‘Rites Of Perversion‘ is the successor to ‘Evangelivm Nekromantia‘, an album that stirred the attention around the band some more, which resulted in the band doing several performances, including festival appearances at Neurotic Deathfest and Extremefest, a.o. Because of the violent and occult nature of the topics AntropomorphiA deal with, it even drew the attention of the German authorities, almost getting the album banned completely from the shelves in this particular country.
Ferry Damen (vocals, guitar)
Jos van den Brand (guitar)
Marc van Stiphout (bass)
Marco Stubbe (drums)
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The post Concert Review: Deicide, Septicflesh, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn & Carach Angren appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
First at bat was the orchestral black metal band from the Netherlands called Carach Angren. The trio belted out impressive sound, delivered a raw and emotionally angry performance and definitely warmed up the crowd the way it needed to be warmed up. I was never truly impressed with their music on disc but their live energy and raw black metal sound won me over and I am now definitely a fan of that band. If Carach Angren are coming to your town, make damn sure you are getting there when the doors open so you can catch their set, as they lit a fire under the crowds asses and got them moshing and headbanging.
Next up was the mighty Abysmal Dawn from Los Angeles, CA. Such a punishing sound from these guys as they ripped apart Kansas City. As the vocals, riffs and blast beats came roaring in, the crowd went fucking apeshit. Charles Elliot led the onslaught as the band killed it song after song. Drummer Scott Fuller was amazing to watch as his performance behind the kit was absolutely stellar. I specifically watched him for a couple of songs during their set as he was just so good at what he did.
Inquisition is a destructive black metal duo from Seattle, WA and they definitely had a small following here in Kansas City. The main floor was full for the two men in corpse paint and they brought down the house with non stop riffs, blast beats and a groggy Immortal-esque vocals. The music was damn good for it being only two guys and even with some technical issues brewing up early in their set, they forged on and kicked some major ass throughout their set. However, the one dimensional Abbath styled vocals definitely weighed heavy in my mind as overly cheap and boring. Their set just seemed to drag on and on with no end in sight. Once it was finally done one of the main attractions of the night for the majority of the crowd was due to come up next.
Septicflesh came all the way from Athens, Greece to show us how to properly do symphonic death metal and deliver a high quality sound in a small venue. Backtracking their orchestrated parts, the band stunned the crowd with Seth Anton leading the war machine. Decked in a wonderful armor costume and his 5 string bass guitar, he breathed fire as he belted out classic and new Septicflesh lyrics. Almost stealing the spotlight was drummer Fotis Benardo as he rolled out tasty grooves and blast beats while implementing masterful style and character during the songs. Often getting the crowd going as well, Fotis was amazing to watch as he pummeled his kit with fierce energy and precision. The band only played 2 songs from their new album and the set was cut short, I am guessing from the set up time or Inquisition playing a longer set than they should have.
Up next was the main reason why many of the fans showed up. Deicide took the stage and they showed the same amount of energy and blasphemous tone that they used the year before. Beginning with a couple of new songs, Glen Benton had some tablet device hooked up to his microphone stand and he was pretty much staring at it while he grunted his familiar growls, while Steve beat the ever living crap out of his drums and the bald duo dominated with their guitar work. Once the newer songs were over though, Glen put the tablet aside and proceeded to play older material, which not only brought the energy up on stage but the crowd definitely grew larger and more violent. The mosh pit was now a danger zone.
The bands performance was pretty much the same as the year before, just with less technical issues (feedback) and Benton not really talking much between songs. One thing I keep noticing is how tired and un-amused Glen looks during the performance while Kevin, Jack and Steve still shred with copious amounts of death metal energy. One thing I noticed is how freaking fast Kevin Quirion picks. His tremolo speed looked as if he was going about 300 BPM+ on every single song, while Jack Owen just looked like he was having so much fun playing that great looking Blakhart guitar. Steve is just magical on his drum kit as he somehow blasts and has foot work that exceeds speeds that most people can’t even comprehend. Still, overall the show was straight up, no gimmicks, just kick your ass death metal and it was great!
Thank you to Jon Pebsworth, Century Media, Kelly Walsh from Prosthetic Records, tour manager Steph, Septicflesh, Abysmal Dawn, Jeffrey Allee of Ragnarok Reviews and Jesse McCoy from Tyranny Enthroned.
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The post Quick Reviews – Annihilated, Blackwolfgoat, Bowl Ethereal & Brimstone Coven appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
Blackwolfgoat’s new album “Drone Maintenance” is a wonderfully creative progressive drone work of art. Massive dreamscapes of sound and rich with interesting musical endeavors, this album is breathtaking on many levels. 4 out of 5
Bowl Ethereal’s self titled release is a chunky bit of funky music with quirky handywork but the attempt to be complex falls flat as the guitar work is all over the place and sloppy. 2.5 out of 5
Brimstone Coven tries to capitalize on the recently renewed interest in ‘retro rock/doom/psychedelic’ musical stylings and while they definitely pay an homage to the classic bell bottomed rockers of long ago, the sound just lacks any sort of interest real motivation. 2.5 out of 5
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The post AMON AMARTH announces European tour for early 2015 appeared first on Headbang or GTFO.
The band comments: “UK, Portugal, Spain, France and UK…get ready this January for a Viking invasion! We’ll be making an extensive UK expedition where we’ll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We’re also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally! As support on this mission we’re bringing our friends in Huntress and up-and-comers Savage Messiah. Don’t miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!“
+ Savage Messiah
15/01/15 FR – Lille – Le Splendid
16/01/15 UK – Brighton – Concorde 2
17/01/15 UK – Plymouth – The Hub
18/01/15 UK – Bristol – Thelka
19/01/15 UK – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
21/01/15 UK – Norwich – Waterfront
22/01/15 UK – Colchester – Arts Center
23/01/15 UK – Oxford – O2 Academy 2
24/01/15 UK – Stoke – Sugarmill
25/01/15 UK – Manchester – Academy 2
27/01/15 UK – Glasgow – Classic Grand
28/01/15 UK – Leeds – Stylus
29/01/15 UK – Newcastle – Newcastle University
30/01/15 UK – Lemmington – The Assembly
31/01/15 UK – Southampton – 1865
02/02/15 FR – Rouen – Le Cargo
03/02/15 FR – Reims – La Cartonnerie
04/02/15 FR – Nancy – L’autre Canal
05/02/15 FR – Nimes – La Paloma
06/02/15 ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
07/02/15 ES – Barcelona – Sala Razzmatazz
08/02/15 ES – Madrid – La Riviera
10/02/15 PT – Lisboa – Paradise Garage
11/02/15 PT – Porto – Hard Club
12/02/15 ES – Santiago – Captol
14/02/15 FR – Clermont-Ferrand – La Cooperative De Mai
15/02/15 FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
AMON AMARTH just recently launched their new music video, the title track to their 2013 album, “Deceiver of the Gods.” The video features clips from the upcoming film, Northmen – A Viking Saga, which stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, and features Johan Hegg as Valli. The film is scheduled for release this autumn. It’s no surprise, given the level of talent and eye-catching visuals of the film that this will be the most remarkable AMON AMARTH video to date. Watch the video now at THIS location!
For more information about Northmen – A Viking Saga, visit northmen-themovie.com andfacebook.com/NorthmenMovie.
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