Darkthrone really doesn’t need an intro since they are legendary and if you think about black metal at all you’ll probably think of their releases between 1992 to 1994. “A Blaze in the Northern Sky”, “Under A Funeral Moon” and “Transilvanian Hunger” are often talked about when Darkthrone is brought up in conversation, since then they have released A LOT of full length albums but they have remained average and almost forgotten. With Arctic Thunder, Darkthrone captures the early 90’s black metal feel with raw production, riffs, riffs and more riffs. Blackened thrash riffs with some heavy/punk influences spawn quite often on Arctic Thunder and it’s quite fitting with the overall feeling on the album. If you’re wanting an authentic black metal album with traditional sounds and screams, Darkthrone’s Arctic Thunder should be what you pine for. Yet, the band definitely shows off that they are old school. Can their sound and style keep up with modern black metal releases?
Belgium’s Oathbreaker have premiered the official video for their track “Immortals” via RollingStone.com. The hauntingly beautiful track is off of the band’s new album, Rheia, which is comprised of shoegaze-filled blackened metal/hardcore. Check out the equally stunning video after the break. Continue Reading
Italy’s legendary industrial act Aborym have announced the release of their new full-length album. The follow-up to 2013’s Dirty will be titled Shifting.negative and will be released on January 25 via Agonia Records. The record was recorded with an all new lineup consisting of founder Fabban, multi-instrumentalist Dan V, bassist & guitarist RG Narchost, guitarist Davide Tiso (ex-Ephel Duath, Gospel Of The Witches), keyboardist Stefano Angiulli and several guest musicians.
Kentucky black metallers Anagnorisis have premiered their forthcoming album, Peripeteia, at Noisey. The album will see release on LP and CD through Berlin-based Vendetta Records, on cassette through Yehonala Tapes (Europe) and Like Young Records (US). The CD, cassette, and digital versions will be issued this Friday, October 21st; the vinyl sees release November 15th. Preorders for CD, cassette, and digital are available through the band right HERE, CD and digital preorders are at Vendetta HERE, and cassettes on different colors through Like Young Records HERE. Vinyl preorders go live on October 21st. This new effort is the Louisville act’s crowning achievement to date. Check out the emotionally and sonically crushing record right now.
Born in Istanbul, Turkey but now currently residing in NJ, USA, BURAK OZMUCUR’s birth name doubles as the moniker for his creative and sonic output. A Distant Light is his 6th release overall and things certainly feel and sound like a realized progression from his beginnings in 2010.
The four song ep prominently features polished vocals which intervolve against a surging, moderately gothic influenced blanket of sound. BURAK OZMUCUR supplicates a broad mixture of KATATONIA meets OCEANSIZE esque melodicisms. There seems to be an understated attention to detail which permeates throughout the aural proceedings which make up A Distant Light.
Colorado’s grind/death metal trio Vermin Womb (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Primitive Man) are offering up a full stream of their new album, Decline, via Noisey. Out October 28 through Translation Loss, the LP is an onslaught of frantic, grimy extreme metal hostility, featuring sludgy grooves and murky black metal tones. Continue Reading
Chicagoan doomsayers Cokegoat recently premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Drugs and Animals, at Decibel. Titled “Winter of Fear”, the new track unleashes psychedelic atmospherics that bleed into towering doom, and further into galloping death. Check out the trippy and heavy tune after the break.
Drugs and Animals will be released on November 25.
Goes Cube have premiered their forthcoming third and final album, Shadows Swallowed the Flood, at Noisey. The album will officially be released this Friday, October 21, via Old Flame Records and Greenway Records and can be picked up here. The record shows the trio picking up where 2012’s In Tides and Drifts left off, refining their potent blend of grunge groove, AmRep abrasiveness and post-metal weight. Check it out now.
Ukrainian experimental rockers Ethereal Riffian have released the official video for their track “Drum of the Deathless”. The psychedelic jam, which comes from the band’s I AM. Deathless EP, is set to an equally trippy performance video directed by iconic Ukrainian director Victor Priduvalov and Re:Evolution Film team at the Mental Drive Studio. Check out the kaleidoscopic stoner metal jam after the break.