I truly cannot read any of that shit. Yep! It must be a full on European tour! Thy Art Is Murder is hitting up you peoples over across the pond, so be sure to see the Australian deathcore giants while they are in your neck of the woods!
Whitechapel is going to release the remastered version of their debut album on April 16th and its one that both excites me and has me asking the question, “why?” I mean the album hasn’t been out that long and you would think the guys would rather record new material. Right? Then again, this album was one of the pioneering releases that put deathcore on the map. I bet if you ask a majority of Whitechapel fans, they’ll tell you that this was the album popped their deathcore cherry. Sure there had been groove death metal in the past, but The Somatic Defilement was something special and still is. To this day, its still my favorite release from them.
Aussie deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder have just released their newest album simply entitled “Hate” and it’s a massive punch to the senses. Of course, if you enjoy deathcore, this is a given and is probably already your favorite album of 2013. It’s angrier Whitechapel, it’s atmospheric homicidal music as it creates crime scene after crime scene of blood and guts. “Hate” is just that, pure fucking rage, hatred and fury. These guys take a a genre and ignite a flame under it’s ass and provide some neat twists. It’s not a technical mindfuck like Rings of Saturn, but it’s catchy as hell and it’s thirty six minutes of great headbang material.
Anymore, I cannot stand deathcore since it’s basically the same. Thy Art Is Murder step it up and pull ahead and will be putting out a solid release on April 2nd via Nuclear Blast Records. Go to Lambgoat.com and begin headbanging.
Infant Annihilator. Just plain and simple deathcore. Being as brutal as fuck lyrically, musically and creating an intense atmosphere that would make most people just cower in fear as this album is being blasted through the speakers in your Cutlass. That’s right, it’s also one of the most cookie cutter deathcore albums I’ve ever heard.
Whitechapel shot this footage over the summer for their song “Possibilities Of An Impossible Existence” from their new self titled album released just before Mayhem Fest. This is a multi, multi (No stutter, there are a shit load of cameras being used for this) angle shot with cameras on instruments, mics, buses, groupies as well as some shots from the audience. The video is good however the choppiness gives me a headache. Also, this poses the question…..who came up with the microphone camera idea first? Meshuggah or Whitechapel? I’ve never seen that being used before Meshuggah used it in a recent video, but obviously Whitechapel shot this over the summer way before that video was released. Hmm…
Oh well, if you saw Whitechapel live at Mayhem like I did, this will just make you relive those 5 minutes of sweltering heat and enjoying some good music from the stage.
Deathcore. Technicality. Brutality. Aliens. The fuck is going on? It’s Rings of Saturn‘s newest release, something about a “Dingir”. Have you ever drank coffee while having sex during a boss fight on expert mode while smoking a cigarette and weed and shotgunning a 32 oz can of beer at the same damn time? That’s what this album feels like. 42 minutes of fucking brilliance. 42 minutes of sheer awesome. How the crap they came up with this theme and execute it the way they do is beyond me. It’s talented as hell, musicianship is incredibly masterful and Rings of Saturn has written one of the coolest technical death metal albums of 2012. 3….2….1….let’s go.
With a name like Infant Annihilator, you’d think instantly of horrid gore filled brutal death metal. Well, that’s what this is you dip shit. However, what I like about these guys, a side of the awesome music, is the fact that they have fun and don’t take this shit too seriously. Their debut will be out in December. So check them out on Facebook and hit them up on Youtube. Tell em I sent you. Enjoy, Infant Annihilator.
Metal Blade Records newest technical death metal band, Abiotic, have released their debut album “Symbiosis” and the result is a wonderful blend of modern deathcore brutality and traditional death metal execution. With a hefty amount of chugging, technical wankery and screaming, “Symbiosis” will give you moshing, headbanging metal heads exactly what you want. Abiotic brings you the ultra heavy, earth shaking tunes we all love. Add the fierce (and odd) vocal style screams to the mix and you have one of the more barbaric deathcore acts of the year. Their technicality and musicianship is respectable as well. Did Abiotic make the best deathcore album of the year? Read more to find out.
This week I’ve been jamming on some of Australia’s Technical Deathcore act “Thy Art Is Murder“. Cool name, great music. It’s similar to whitechapel but with a slightly different approach, a heavier approach I might add. Their sound is just raw as hell, brutality is at an all time high here and their guitar work is phenomenal. Check em out. Headbang.
A buddy needed my perspective on death metal, sub-genres and the difference between American metal and European metal. Here was my response:
My perspective on death metal is that it’s the most true form of expression in music to date. Not only in the topics and lyrical content but also in the music composition itself. It’s some of the most demanding and complex music to ever exist! From sludge & doom to technical & progressive, metal (especially death metal) covers a broad range of tempos, styles, topics and stories.
First up is These Hearts with their Hot Topic hit: “Denial Is Not Just A River In Egypt”. Real original guys…the title of the song is just as cheesy as the song itself. The fuck is wrong with these guys?
Well that sucks…Nick posted this on their Facebook:
Bad news guys: First off, I want to thank everyone for all or any support given to help us through the years. Secondly, I want to apologize to our friends and fans for canceling our upcoming shows and tours. It has been a great adventure, but unfortunately I have reached a point where I can no longer continue touring full time. A realization I initially made a couple years ago, but tried to push through for the rest of the band and the fans. Future plans for Molotov Solution are still up in the air, as I would not like to see this be the end. Please continue to support our members in their future endeavors. Either way, we will all continue creating music. Thank you for your time and support. We have dropped all upcoming tours and shows as a result. Nick.
Absolutepunk.net were able to bring us a track by track breakdown from guitarist Alex Wade and vocalist Phil Bozeman. I love reading track by track breakdowns from the bands and it seems Whitechapel have no problem explaining the reasons these songs are the way they are. Be sure to check out the original post.