2 new songs and 3 revisited ones on this EP make up the audio slaughter on Completely Devoured. Since this is the first time I have heard of these fine gentlemen, it’s 5 brand new death grind songs for me! The band resides in Riverside, CA and somehow you can just hear it. When I think of southern Cali death grind I think of this rather punishing sound, brimming with gore and a raw attack that can not be denied. Hideous Rebirth definitely fit into this category and the music is wildly intense.
Combining black metal and death metal is nothing new and the sub genre itself continues to grow and expand beyond anything I could have imagined. Death Fortress now enters the ring and comes in with this hay-maker of an album that I have just loved since the moment I first pressed play. Key quality elements of black metal with blistering death metal brutality is what Death Fortress brings to the party and everyone is leaving in a body bag. Behold one of the best albums of 2014.
Rob Wharton is one of the guitar wizards over at Cognitive, a death metal band from New Jersey, and when he isn’t providing tunes for you to headbang to, he is listen to tunes to headbang to. Cognitive’s sound is definitely brutal, with heavy rhythmic pounding and technically profound sections that keep things interesting. Their album will definitely be on this websites end of the year list for sure. Since he plays extreme music, you can expect a lot of extreme music on here. Without further ado, here are Rob’s top 10 albums of 2014:
Florida-based theatrical blackened tech metallers, OVID’S WITHERING, are pleased to join the expanding roster of extreme metal powerhouse, Unique Leader Records, for the release of their sophomore full-length. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year’s Scryers Of The Ibis debut, which Metal Injection christened, “one of the best, most well-written, well-played, well-produced, killer records of 2013,” “a masterpiece,” and, “a testament to creativity and the willingness to go above and beyond what your contemporaries are doing,” will be unleashed sometime in 2015.
Revocation spent a few days on the road with acclaimed director Dave Brodsky, who was enlisted to shoot the band’s new video: “Deathless.” The track, which is about the “oath of blood” and “a pact of the initiated” of being a touring band, is something the band wanted reflected in a video. Brodsky delivered just that: “Deathless” gives fans a taste of what it’s like on the road, from the daily grind of loading gear to the excitement of being on stage. Watch “Deathless” now, exclusively at metalinjection.net HERE.
Manchester slam crew INGESTED has built a reputation as one of the most savage death metal acts to come out of the UK for a long time. Punishing beat-downs, epic riffage, guttural vocals and blistering speed are just some of the weapons in INGESTED’s musical arsenal.
2015 now sees INGESTED return with their heaviest offering yet in the form of The Architect Of Extinction, mixed by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY) and featuring artwork by Toshihiro Egawa (who also did the artwork for the band’s debut record). The Architect Of Extinction will be released on January 12th in Europe and January 27th in North America (digital only) via Century Media Records.
Sweden’s master of horror, Bloodbath, has teamed up with Noisey to launch a music video for the track “Church of Vastitas” from the band’s upcoming album Grand Morbid Funeral. Check it out online at:http://noisey.vice.com/blog/bloodbath-church-of-vastitas-video-premiere.
Grand Morbid Funeral will drop next week, November 18, via Peaceville Records. Pre-order Grand Morbid Funeral today via iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/grand-morbid-funeral/id930681805, Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Morbid-Funeral-Bloodbath/dp/B00NV8YB1C and the Peaceville Bloodbath store at:http://bit.ly/1sXvCBQ.
On the eve of Rivers of Nihil‘s upcoming tour with Death (DTA Tours), the Reading, PA based metal act have launched a brand new video. “Place of Serpents” was recorded by the band and is an alternate version from the track on their debut record The Conscious Seed of Light. For this version, all guitar and bass tones were recorded DI without any amps, with the sounds and tones coming from Toontrack’s Metal Guitar Gods 2 EZmix Pack for EZmix 2 instead. The drums were programmed using EZdrummer 2 with the Made of Metal EZX expansion pack by Colin Richardson. All of these products are available now via Toontrack at toontrack.com as part of their annual “Metal Month” promotion.
Watch “Place of Serpents” now on youtube.com/Riversofnihilpa HERE.
If you were to tell me years ago that Job For A Cowboy would evolve and change their sound so drastically that they would create such an album that raises questions as to if it’s even the same band or that they can crank up the progressive creativity, utilize a bass guitar flawlessly and still somehow create crushing music that resonates closely to Gorguts in a way than I would have laughed at you. I would have pushed you off of a cliff. JFAC is a deathcore band, there is no way they will abandon their sound. They would not go outside the circle that helped them get big. Well if you’ve been paying attention to their last few albums, you’ll not be surprised by this change as they have been slowly yet steadily bringing more and more elements of sounds into their heaviness. Sun Eater is their next great tier of their evolution and it makes you appreciate the band, the musicians and their overall new sound that much more.
This week I will start compiling a massive list of media for you all to consume on Saturday’s. I run this website as a hobby so I am not always keeping up with content during the week like the other websites but I still want to maintain some credibility when it comes to sharing the best of the best from the underground as well as some of the newer stuff from the more established bands. This week we have black metal updates, music videos and more! Sit back, grab a coffee and listen.