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.
Schammasch’s new album “Contradiction” is one of the more massive displays of doom this year! The destroying vocals, the raunchy guitar tone and the annihilating drum work just round off to be a very enjoyable album to sit through.
This quickest review post is 10 albums deep. Featuring some melodic death metal, doom and classic rocks bands. These are very brief with a score next to it. If the band provided a link with their submission I included it as a link on their name.
On a fantastic Friday night at The Riot Room, one of the heaviest shows of the year decided to stop by and just blast us with great amounts of metal. Deicide were at The Riot Room the year before with a good line up (Broken Hope, Disgorge & Necronomicon) but this year they decided to bring on some new talent and mix it up with even more black metal. The end result made for one of the most enjoyable shows I’ve been to in a long time!
If your band name is Annihilated then your music better portray the very meaning of that word. Thankfully, this band nails it and the music is just gnarly death metal with plenty of groove and filthy tone. Continue reading
Ancient VVisdom’s new album is a decent offering of slow and steady doom jams that has a promsing amount of occult rock vocals over the tried and true riffing. Continue reading
Arroganz’s sound on “Tod & Teufel” is a grooving slow and steady (not too slow though) death metal with soulless guitar solos and gnarly bass tone. Vocals are a mid to low growl that fit in perfectly. 3 out of 5
For those who love their black metal filled with death and death metal filled with blackness, then you know the name of this band for sure. Their incredibly fast riffing, drum work and treacherous vocals bring forth terror to those who are looking for it. Belphegor’s last album was highly regarded in my book. The songs were evil, catchy and it had the perfect blend of black metal and death metal to make things ultra sinister. I am a massive fan of Behemoth and Belphegor is just like them in many ways…only sped up.
I’m going to admit first and foremost that the only reason why I even became interested in this band is because Michael Lessard joined them. I have buddies who dig this band and when I heard one of my favorite vocalists was apart of their team now….I suppose I became a fan by default. Lessard won me over with two phenomenal albums with Last Chance to Reason and now here I am again expecting to be fully engaged and falling in love with the album just like I did with LC2R’s Level 2 and Level 3. Is The Contortionist going to pull me in and make me want to listen to them over and over? Will this be one of my favorite albums of 2014?
Coprocephalic’s “The Oath of Relinquishment” is a highly produced but mildly entertaining death metal album. The guttural vocal work is poorly executed and the music itself is rather boring. The derivative nature and delivery of this album means that there is nothing gripping or longlasting at all about this album. If you want plain brutality and are too lazy to find something better, then I suppose this will work but shame on you. There is definitely better out there. 2 out of 5