Italian post-metal outfit Postvorta recently premiered a new track from their forthcoming third full-length album, Carmentis, via Echoes and Dust. Titled “Patau”, the nearly 12-minute behemoth drags the listener into a blackened abyss populated by dense, foreboding atmosphere, leviathanic riffs and soul-crushing groove. Black Table vocalist/guitarist Mers Sumida also lends her acidic screams to the track’s climatic second half. Check out the track now.
Carmentis will be released on May 14 via Third I Rex.
While the majority of the Svbterranean team covered mathcore albums that were released 10 years ago or more, I opted for a record that came out a mere 3 years ago for my final post for March Madness. The record in question is Warsawwasraw‘s debut full-length, Sensitizer; an album that pays tribute to the mathcore and metallic hardcore greats, while giving the genre a vicious kick in the ass. If you enjoy all things fast and chaotic, then please read on.
Photo by Matt King
San Antonio blackened hardcore quintet Illustrations have announced the release of their sophomore full-length record and follow-up to 2014’s In Vain. The new record will bear the title Acts of God and will be released on May 26. The record was recorded by four engineers in four locations: Chuck Macak at Electrowerks Recoding in Chicago, Aaron Bastinelli at Big Orange Recordings in Austin, Justin Douglas at Shine Studios in Austin, and Illustrations guitarist Nicodemus Gonzalez at Public Profile in San Antonio. The album was mixed by Gonzalez and mastered by Brad Boatright.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
The album’s first official single, “War Have Mercy”, which includes guest saxophone from Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, et al), can also be streamed after the break courtesy of Clrvynt.
Photo by Orion Landau
Portland doomsayers Graves at Sea have announced a string of US tour dates in support of their 2016 full-length The Curse That Is. Dubbed “The Cold Dead Hands Tour 2017”, the trek will begin in Boise on May 30 and conclude in Portland on June 16. The tour will also include a performance at Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle. Check out the tour schedule after the break.
Read our review of The Curse That Is here.
Much like the axe featured on its cover, Bereft‘s Lands splits listener’s skulls with over 45 minutes of sprawling, blackened doom.
Coming nearly three years after the release of their debut full-length, Lost Ages, Lands sees the Wisconsinites taking a darker and more suffocating sonic turn. Compared to the post-black metal stylings of its predecessor, Lands shows Bereft fully embracing the doom metal elements of their sound. The result is four tracks of dismal aural destruction that crushes those who listen, while simultaneously ripping the hope from them.
Longtime friend and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Lima and his project I Among You always finds fun and interesting songs to cover. While we were still running American Aftermath, he had a hand in all of our cover compilations I believe. Well, the guy is back with a head-turner. With the release of the new Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers movie, and with Lima being a nerd of epic proportions, he has released his rad cover of the Power Rangers theme song. Check out the track below. It rules. Good work, dude. Continue Reading
Yo. I’m pumped to put out my final installment of March Madness. I wanted to do a video for this one, as I own it on vinyl and it would be rad crossover for my YouTube channel. So, check out my review of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s second EP Under The Running Board. Fuck yeah. Continue Reading
I don’t focus on a ton of progressive metal these days, but one band I adore and will always find time to listen to are my homies in Outrun The Sunlight. The guys have been hard at work on their new EP Red Bird, which is due out at the end of next month. The band has released the first track, which happens to be the album’s title track “Red Bird.” This track is five minutes of atmospheric beauty and musical mastery. I can tell you for a fact that the bands new record is phenomenal. Check out the title track below and see for yourself. Enjoy. Continue Reading
A stark white album cover with some spots of blood and a tooth. Simplistic font with the name of the album and the band name. Song titles as funny and dark as they are long. An abrasive tone and style wholly their own and introspective, pensive, yet upfront and in-your-face lyrics that equally cause one to think what the singer is talking about, but know that the dude, and the band, are pissed off. Drowningman’s second proper LP Rock and Roll Killing Machine has all of this and more, creating an album that is at times beautiful, sarcastically funny, and scalding like acid.
Black funeral doom/neofolk band Isenordal are currently offering up a full stream of their debut full-length, Shores of Mourning, via Metal Injection. The six-track album combines Cascadian black metal influences with funeral doom, Viking metal, and neofolk, to create a dark, avant-garde release. Check it out after the break.