Die Choking’s “II” brought the pain, grind tone and tempo to smash heads with their new EP. This release came in, made their mark and left within 6 minutes. Continue reading
With a combination of old school death metal and Polish blackened death, Lago has ultimately given us one of the best death metal records of 2014. Tyranny has been blasting my car speakers and headphones for a week straight and that is because it’s something I just needed to listen to over and over and over again to grasp it’s entire meaning and appreciate all of the little things that Lago put into Tyranny. This was an anticipation album for me and I was not let down at all.
In the first ever “Quickest Reviews” post (You will not be seeing these often), I give a very brief description of the band, the genre and a ‘love’, ‘like’ or ‘dislike’. If I really like them, I will do a proper review of the album later down the road once I’ve listened to more and let it sunk in. Let’s get this started:
Swine Overlord’s debut album “Parables of Umbral Transcendence” is within the vein of Malodorous, Infant Annihilator and Splattered Entrails. Just that nasty brutal death metal that sounded like it was recorded in a buddies bedroom. Nasty production but it adds to the overall effect of the disgusting and sinister vibe these guys put out. Filled with drum groove, slam riffs and gutturals that would melt the face off of your dear ol grandma. 4 out of 5
French black metal horde Malhkebre bring us more blasphemous filth that we all love but this act is more on the weird/unorthodox side of the genre. Not following the usual sounds, screeching and tone; Malkhebre has this cult feeling about it and it’s off putting and ominous. The music itself is dark and brooding while maintaining a faster thrash mentality at times. Vocals are not really sung but they are not really screamed. Rather, they are howled at a raspy loud belch that gives this band character. At first I was underwhelmed by their approach but I must say that this album has character and a uniqueness about it that gives it charm and a lasting impression. 3.5 out of 5
Svengali is a pretty rad metal act from Dubai, UAE, and their sound radiates with heavy influence from the faster side of Crowbar. Though their riffs may be sludgey and the vocals be as heavy as a 400 lb linebacker, they still bring on some unique random clean vocals from both sexes on the album as well as the use as synth to keep things weirdly atmospheric. The layers of sound and fun creativity make this stand out from everything else I’ve heard this year and I mean that in a good way! Definitely check this album out! 3.5 out of 5
Acrania hails all of the way from London, England and these guys conjure up as much brutality as they can for their new album ‘Totalitarian Dystopia’. A disgust blend of death metal, slam, guttural death and brutal death with some deathcore sprinkled on top. The result? A hectic style of music that is rather difficult to follow.
Hollow – ‘Mordrake’. Symphonic black metal that is grown up and progressive in a way that isn’t typical but thought provoking and expansive. While the heart of it all may be grim, the writing is better than most acts released these days. Symphonic compositions are tied in well with the crushing black metal art and the result is a fulfilling album that will leave your neck sore. 4 out of 5
Contemplating the Ineffable! I am not only proud and honored to announce this track premiere, which is a first for Headbang or GTFO, but overly excited that I get to share some of the best music to be released this year in general. Omnihility’s new album ‘Deathscapes of the Subconscious’ just consistently kicks you in the nuts over and over with their music. Their sonic speeds, technical talent and ability to somehow get groove in there and make things catchy just blow me away each and every time I listen to them. Enough blabber though, here is the stream for the new song “Contemplating The Ineffable”:
Origin have returned and their latest album is massive destruction. Widespread aggression pointed at nothing particular yet everything falls victim. Omnipresent is the definition of technical death metal, sheer madness and brutality. 2014 has been a radical year for music and Origin definitely provide us with album of the year material.