Hailing from the mucus filled holes they call home (Located under the UK), Slugdge have risen once again to deliver their newest form of musical majesty called Dim and Slimeridden Kingdoms. These molluscan musicians delivers a fierce sound of death metal, progressive metal and a slight taste of slime driven doom but never lack the ability to push something magical and melodic at the same time. Most of Slugdge’s tracks are long and they always are interesting til the very last note. This time around, Dim and Slimeridden Kingdoms pulls off the wonder that they had on their last album, Gastronomicon, and somehow make it even more interesting this time around with big sound and powerful tone. This Slugdge album is ridiculously good.
MEPHORASH is a black metal band hailing from Sweden featuring members of Malign, ex Ofermod. Their new album has been just released by Odium Records and it’s divided into 4 hymns which serves as a luminescent focal point for the fourfold rite of nullification of the four primal elements. Each track of the album features additional vocals from the vocalists of Malign, Hetroertzen, Embrace of Thorns and Fides Inversa.
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Ukrainian? Check. Mathcore? Check. Wonderful guitar tone? Check. Interesting song writing? Check. Annoying intro to a review? Check! The Nietzsche is, you guessed it, a mathcore style band based out of Ukraine. Slight punk inspired hardcore is also present on this release as the band whips your ass for a good 13 minutes on this EP. While it’s not of the gore, growl and blast beat kind, it’s still good…especially if you like bands like The Chariot and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo. Lot’s of screaming and energy found on Intro To Advanced Poetry.
Abigail Williams is an American black metal band from Olympia, Washington now and their steady rise to better and better black metal could possibly hit an all time high in their career with their newest album The Accuser. An album that embraces the aggressiveness and angst that black metal harvests. Abigail Williams has never been one of the more outlandish and best of the genre but they are trying their damnedest to be heard this time around. Will the elitists finally adhere and accept the bands cruel sounds? Well let’s listen… Continue reading
Late October, Long Island space shredders Artificial Brain will be doing a 2 day mini tour through the New England area before they hit the road for Part 2 of the 10 year IndieMerch Anniversary Tour. Accompanying them will be singer Will Smith’s grind/hardcore/doom band Buckshot Facelift, Long Island doom band Grey Skies Fallen and Boston, Massachusetts Thrashers Swarm of Eyes.
These are the releases of the week!
I’m sad to report today that Bolt Thrower’s drummer, Martin “Kiddie” Kearns has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 38. Bolt Thrower has decided to cancel the rest of their Australian tour so they can deal with the loss of their beloved drummer.
So…..I have a confession. Besides Everblack (which only scored a 3 out of 5), I have not liked The Black Dahlia Murder. I always thought their musical style was okay at best and highly over rated when it came to the praise I always heard from media and people. I always gave them a chance though and I will also admit that each album got better and better. The music got mature, the guitar playing seemed to have a lot more expertise about it, the song writing in general improved and while the vocals were still something I had to power through, I was liking them more and more. Well Abysmal is finally the album that actually has me on the edge of my seat as the tracks on this album are massive and interesting! Vocals haven’t changed much but this slight change in creative compositions really makes it blend together a lot better. Abysmal is fucking killer.
Abhorrent Deformity is a young and talented brutal death metal band from North Carolina and their new/debut album Entity of Malevolence is going to be released on October 30th via Comatose Music. The debut album is crushing and I sent the band a couple of questions that I had and Dave Wright (bass) and Mark De Gruchy (vocals) were kind enough to answer them for me. Enjoy the read and be sure to jam their new song “Entity of Malevolence”, the title track from their new album!!!