Long Island, NY death metal band Afterbirth (featuring members of Helmet, Artificial Brain and Buckshot Facelift) have announced the release of their debut full-length, titled The Time Traveler’s Dilemma. The album is set for release this summer via Unique Leader and the track “Maggots In Her Smile” is available for your listening pleasure now, featuring fast and complex guitar work, intense blasts and gurgling gutturals. Check it out after the break.
Caustic sludge and gritty stoner metal collide head-on with hard rock swagger and heart on Abrams sophomore full-length, Morning.
Following 2015’s Lust. Love. Loss, Morning shows the Denver trio returning refocused, re-energized, and with 10 new heavy hitters. The sludge is sludgier, the grooves hit harder, and the rock fervor is much more impassioned and memorable this time around. Morning‘s hook-laden heavy rock is as catchy as it is crushing, trapping listeners in a sonic rock slide that will have them singing along as they tumble violently down.
In a scene from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the politician Polonius tries to make a compelling, albeit hyperbolic case for Hamlet’s insanity in front of the Queen. The Queen says to Polonius “more matter, with less art”, which can be interpreted as a Shakespearean way of saying “more substance, less bullshit”. Lifting their name from this particular scene, California’s Less Art wears this “all killer, no filler” mentality with pride.
Less Art is an alliance between members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City and Curl Up and Die, who use the decades of experience accumulated between them to craft a unique musical vision. Enter Strangled Light; a thrilling and driving debut that shows post-hardcore in a new light.