Tampa noise-infused hardcore outfit Meatwound (Combatwoundedveteran, Headless Dogs, et al) have announced the release of their sophomore full-length. The upcoming follow-up to 2015’s Addio will be titled Largo and will be released on May 12 via Magic Bullet Records. As with the debut, Largo was captured by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound.
The album’s artwork, track listing and teaser trailer can be found after the break.
Boss Metal Zone pedals have had a recent resurgence in the past oh….I don’t know…Lets use a round number like 15 years give or take. These pedals and the bands that idolize the old metal sound of bands like Entombed, and more recently Trap Them, have become bigger and more prevalent than we could ever know really. As extreme music gains more and more of a foothold on what we can say is “popular” music, these worshipers are becoming ever increasing in numbers, ultimately leading to a decline in their appeal and originality and creating a genre so full of half-assed copycats that there is no more originality or appeal to it. I am looking at DJENT and Deathcore and tech death metal as examples of this. I don’t care if you have a 10 string guitar, add chuggas to your death metal, or can do a sweep arpeggio of 400 notes in 2.6 seconds while a drummer beats off in 4/5.7 time because he can. If it sucks, it fucking sucks, and reaffirms that there is nothing new under the sun (thanks Coalesce). This happens with every band in every genre, and it is hard to avoid with idol worship, and ultimately the bands may as well jump off the fucking cliff to a well of despair like lemmings thrown to their deaths.
If OHHMS used the tarot, which serves as an inspiration for their newest full-length, to tell their fortune, it would reveal that their future is a bright one.
Following the Bloom and Cold EPs, released in 2014 and 2015 respectively, comes The Fool; a 60-minute bone-crushing and psychedelic experience that showcases this Kent-based act harnessing and pushing their unique sound to the brink. Elements of doom, stoner metal, sludge and psychedelic rock converge on this massive release, subjecting the listener to gargantuan riffs, memorable hooks and surprising stylistic shifts. It’s a doom record that respectfully takes cues from its contemporaries, but urges to be different at the same time.