On November 11th, Downfall Of Gaia will release their fourth full-length, Atrophy, via Metal Blade Records. Recorded in June 2016 at Hidden Planet Studio Berlin with Jan Oberg, Atrophywas mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studio in San Francisco, CA, and is a record about the absurdity of life and human existence – an album about the constant dialog between life and death. Continue reading “Downfall of Gaia reveals details for new album, ‘Atrophy’”
Conclave is a sludge/doom band hailing from Massachusets and if it’s sludge…you know it’s going to be heavy with massive use of grooves and down tuned tones. So yes, this is a bashing display of sludge. Conclave’s sound will definitely be something NOLA sludge fans will grasp onto. With almost drunken riffs, bass licks and a raspy vocalist heading the charge…you get a sense of Down and Crowbar inspiration from Conclave. While not mimicking the sound at all, that is just the vibe I am getting from this bands debut album, Sins of the Elders. Which merits a listen if you enjoy this style of music.
Brandishing a touch of Middle Eastern ideologies within their war torn technical death metal sound, Imperium (from the UK) pull off a sound that fans of Nile, Hideous Divinity and ADE will easily fall in love with. Titanomachy definitely snuck past me but I am glad I caught up with it. This album is a true headbanger type of album.
The band’s debut full-length, Abhorrent Extinction was released on the 24th of August. The album lasts around 34 minutes. It was released by the band themselves and CDs are available in Black and white digipaks limited to a press of 50.
When it comes to extreme music from Italy, you can expect it to be the epitome of that very word. It doesn’t matter if it is death metal, black metal or grind….the Italians know how to create some fine heavy music. This time around, it’s a black metal band known as Darkend. Their third full length album, The Canticle of Shadows, is the Fleshgod Apocalypse of their genre. Savage musicianship, layers of sound and instrumentation and foul screams cast out to shatter your skull. Darkend is a band you need to be listening to.
Inanimate Existence is a progressive/technical death metal act from the Bay Area here in the United States. Their style and ambition as a prog/tech band is rather different from what you would expect from this style of death metal. While you’ll still be pushed to the limits with technicality and thoughtfulness of progressive song writing, Inanimate Existence’s style blossoms into it’s own in front of us with their new album, Calling From A Dream. Their last album, A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement, was wildly expansive in itself and I honestly just bought that album to add to my collection just last week. So having that album fresh in my head and listening to this immediately after, I could hear just how much this band has grown with their writing and tone. Calling From A Dream is wonderful, heavy and…dare I say….pretty?
Hailing from Laredo, Texas this is the band’s debut recording, which was released on the 7th of March 2016. The demo consists of two songs, “Epitome of Human Detriment” and “Perpetual Anguish”. It clocks in at just over 16 minutes. A run of 100 CDs was released via Inherited Suffering Records. Continue reading “Review: Seraphic Enthronement – Enslavement Through Religion”
Fast-rising, extreme metal conjurers CARACH ANGREN have released a new music video for the track “When Crows Tick on Windows”. The video is streaming now at the international horror portal, Bloody-Disgusting!
Regarding the video the band comments,
You know of Inquisition. Black metal . Some tried to make a controversy of them 2 years ago (massive eye roll). You may have heard of them before as one of the better Satanic black metal acts. Hell you may have only recently heard of them for the first time this year due to massive word of mouth. Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith is one of those bands where runnerjma, wyattxhim and others have just been gushing about them. So much so that my bar was unfairly raised for them rather high. I’ll admit, this will be my first time listening to this band with a reviewer ear against the speakers. So let me listen and I will get back to you…