From the hollow beauty of “10:56”, to the sprawling melancholia of “Begeerte”, Oathbreaker‘s third full-length record Rheia grips the listener’s attention tight and doesn’t let go until the end of its 60-minute runtime. The Belgian quartet began life crafting vitriolic metallic hardcore anthems, most notably heard on their 2008 self-titled EP, and in a short amount of time have evolved into something new entirely. Though their experimentation with black metal and ambient music can be heard in each subsequent release since their first EP, seemingly reaching its apex on 2013’s Eros/Anteros, listeners will still not expect what Rheia delivers no matter how carefully they studied the band’s back catalog. Oathbreaker went out of their way to create an album that truly defines them and will undeniably be considered their magnum opus..
Death Fetishist – the black metal collaboration between Ævangelist‘s Matron Thorn and Panzergod‘s G. Nefarious – have announced the release of their debut full-length album. The forthcoming record, which follows the duo’s Whorifice EP and Lucifer Descending single, will be titled Clandestine Sacrament and will be released on October 28 via Debemur Morti Productions. The new record will feature eight occult black metal jams and will feature contribution from MISþYRMING‘s D.G., Pyrrhon‘s Doug Moore and Gnaw Their Tongues‘ Mories. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
The band’s previous works can be found here.
Photo by Faith Coloccia
Sumac have announced the release of a limited 12″remix EP of tracks from their acclaimed sophomore album, What One Becomes. The four-track EP will be titled Before You I Appear and will feature remixed from Bleed Turquoise, Kevin Drumm, Endon and Samuel Kerridge. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break, along with a stream of Bleed Turquoise‘s remix of “Clutch of Oblivion”.
Before You I Appear will be released on December 9 via Thrill Jockey Records. Pre-order here.
Experimental death metal outfit Veilburner have premiered their forthcoming full-length, The Obscene Rite, over at Metal Injection. The album will officially be released this Friday, September 30, via the band themselves and can be purchased here. The album delivers nine tracks of blackened death metal goodness rife with all of bludgeoning riffs and dissonance one can handle, with a good amount of weirdness and eccentricity thrown in for good measure. Stream the record after the break.
Acclaimed cellist Alison Chesley (AKA Helen Money) continues to craft emotionally heavy, intriguingly constructed compositions on her new full-length, Become Zero. Though listeners may have heard her virtuosity in albums by Russian Circles, Mono and Disturbed, it is Chesley’s Helen Money releases where her skill as a composer truly shines. Her manipulation of her stringed instrument through effects and unorthodox techniques creates some pretty intense and enthralling listening experiences. There will be times where listeners will be taken aback by her unconventional approach to the classic instrument.
Denver grind trio Vermin Womb (Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire, Primitive Man) have premiered a new track from their upcoming debut LP, Decline, at Invisible Oranges. The track in question is the album’s closing number, “Cancer”, which unleashes a flurry of grimy, grotesque grind insanity before slowing to a undeniably destructive groove. The track also features guest vocals from Eli Wendler of Spectral Voice. Check it out after the break.
Decline will be released on October 28 via Translation Loss and Throatruiner (Europe)
The band’s upcoming tour dates can be found after the break.