“A Fertile Altar” from Rivers of Nihil’s “The Conscious Seed of Light” album. Read the review here and watch the video below.
If there was ever a band who took the name of a genre and grasped it and made it their own, it may just be this band. Sea of Bones takes everything monstrous, menacing, scary, heavy and depressing about the doom genre and they tossed it in the blender and came up with The Earth Wants Us Dead. Another fulfilling doom release of 2013.
When it comes to metal from Portland, it seems like they know how to either create awesome black metal or awesome doom metal. Well atleast the stuff I care about, I’m sure the music scene in Portland is vast and deals with more then I care to discuss right now. My point here is that Lumbar is from there and they bring the friggin doom. Sweet, scary doom. The First and Last Days of Unwelcome is one of those last minute 2014 albums that has me swooned and enjoying most of what I’m hearing.
Coming straight from the Brooklyn is the experimental punk hardcore angry band called Meek is Murder. These guys are pretty well known throughout the community with their grind and metal moments. The guitars are loud, the vocals are more than angry, the bass is crunchy and powerful and the drumming is hectic and precise. These butchers know how to slice it just right as Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters is a heavy hitting album.
If you’re in the mood to be blown away by just hearing some finely written music in the vein of amazing post rock and emotionally beautiful ambient, then Russian Circles’ new album is just what you need. If you liked or loved their past albums, then this album will not let you down as Memorial is another journey of exquisite guitar playing, bass playing and drum work.
I’m so fucking ready for new Behemoth. The band sends chills down my spine with every new teaser as well as every new release. They get my adrenaline pumping faster than ever and the intensity behind this blackened death metal band is sheer destruction. Below is the third and final teaser video for “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel”. The single and video drops December 4th.
Stream the new WARFATHER song HERE: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-warfathers-my-queen-shall-not-be-mourned/
Blackened death horde, HOD, will embark upon a short run of live invasions to close out the year. Set to commence tomorrow in their hometown of San Antonio, the bestial legion will spread their sonic blasphemy through Little Rock, Lombard, and Indianapolis leaving behind nothing but chaos, destruction and broken beer bottles. The band will be toting the forbidden psalms of Fuckin’ Metal Volume 1, a collection of demo and comp tracks available for the first time on one CD.
Chicago’s favorite blackened doom nihilists, INDIAN, return with their long-awaited fifth full-length entitled From All Purity. Recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Yob, Samothrace), From All Purity will see its official release via Relapse Records on CD/LP/digital in North America on January 21st, 2014, Germany/Benelux/Finland on January 17th, and in the UK/World on January 20th. A trailer of new sonic venom is available for your sampling pleasures at THIS LOCATION.