To say this week has been crazy for Americans and the world alike is an understatement. There is so much hate, vitriol and venom all over society now and it’s a rather dark time. So much in fact that what better to do than drift away to music that preaches and discusses this very thing? Here are the best black metal releases I listened to this past week! Remember to click on the band/album name to listen to the band I am talking about.
This is a damn good release by a band located in the Northwest region of America. Voidthrone gives us punishment in blackened death form, reminding me of Ulcerate crossed with Deathspell Omega. Some severely high quality writing on this one as the music bashes and screams devour you whole. Oh and they are just giving their new release away for free. Go listen to this now!
These Italian musicians spend their time perfecting the Cascadian sound that fans of Falls of Rauros & Agalloch will enjoy. Whisical melodic passages and atmospheres that are beautiful and dark. A truly wonderful listen!
I know, I know this is a short list. I listened to more than this but it wasn’t worthy of sharing. However, if I may, I would like to share with you one act that was phenomenal.
Grindcore from sourthern California? Fans of Cattle Decapitation may recognize the vocals here as Travis Trump and Rob Trump devastate 30 songs in 3 minutes. Purely fucking disgusting and awesome at the same time.