Mondays suck, as a certain Mike Judge film from the 90s pointed out. At this point in the day you are probably struggling to stay awake, scrambling to finish those TPS reports and fighting back the existential dread. What are the two proven methods of surviving a day like today? – ingesting copious amounts of caffeine and listening to death metal. Yeah, we know, no one ever mentions the latter. But, just go with it will ya?
Painting with shades of death metal old and new, as well as that of the technical variety, Fort Worth’s Asylum may be your remedy for the nine-to-five drag. The Texan quintet are poised to release their debut full-length, Psalms of Paralysis, on March 17 via Metal Rising Records. We at Svbterranean are stoked to bestow the record’s penultimate track, “Syringic Pathology”, upon you. This new tune unleashes unyielding assaults of technical prowess, acidic vocals and face-melting death metal riffage across four rampaging minutes.
Check out the track below and give your boss the finger today.
Many moons ago, I was an avid collector of CDs by bands that I had little to no information on. This existed in the days before Wikipedia when word of mouth was most of what you ran on. If it wasn’t too obscure, maybe Metal Insider or a magazine of the ilk would shed some light on what you were looking for. This wasn’t usually the case for mathcore however. Continue Reading
With the entire world on edge and in a constant state of uncertainty and anxiety, the average Joe will turn to music as a means of catharsis. Some will satiate their anger and disdain with the most aggressive and abrasive sounds they can find. Others will quell the flame inside with sounds of a softer, more graceful nature. The latter criteria is probably best fulfilled by the little genre known as post-rock. With its use of restraint, shimmering instrumentation and buildups to climaxes of arresting, soaring beauty, post-rock is arguably the most qualified candidate for those looking to just “let go”.
This is where Pennsylvania’s Heron and their debut full-length, You Are Here Now, comes in. Their calming, introspective brand of instrumental rock effectively reduces the tumult of the outside world, as well as that of inner strife, to a dull whisper. Thanks in part to its glossy instrumentation, smooth pace and atmospheric fervor, You Are Here Now is a welcomed addition to the post-rock canon.