With their unyielding abrasiveness and harrowing vocal performances, New York’s Couch Slut manages to effortlessly produce more “extreme” music than most of their metal contemporaries.
Couch Slut made their presence known in 2014 when they released their caustic debut, My Life as a Woman. With its X-rated cover artwork, sludgy and seedy noise rock sound, and boldly and bluntly violent, sexual and traumatic imagery, My Life as a Woman definitely caught some attention. While it is easy to slap some violent or sexual artwork on a release in attempt to come across as “transgressive” or “edgy”, this was not the case with this release. The feelings of degradation and venomous spite all felt genuine, potent and far from exaggerated, making My Life as a Woman quite the force to be reckoned with.
Italian death metal band Daemusinem (members of Putridity) have announced the release of their new album, dubbed Thy Ungodly Defiance. The record will be out this October and will feature the track “Gospel Truth Is Bloodshed,” which has been made available to stream now. The song features three minutes of blistering fast, relentlessly brutal death metal. Check it out, as well as the blasphemous album artwork, after the break.
Seattle-based doom metal duo Bell Witch have announced the release of their third full-length album, titled Mirror Reaper, which will be out this October. The record is comprised a single, 83-minute track of the same name and is set to maintain the band’s heaviness while exploring more meditative, melancholic and introspective aspects of their sound through the introduction of organ passages.
Hypnotic psychedelia and sludge metal collide on God Root’s sophomore full-length offering, Salt and Rot. This Philadelphia-based quintet creates a dense sonic atmosphere through four sprawling tracks of kaleidoscopic color and insurmountable aural weight. Equally meditative, introspective and crushing, Salt and Rot presents a unique take on the sludge and doom genres, and is sure to be the first of many promising releases to come.
Svbterranean recently caught up with bassist/vocalist Ross Bradley to discuss the new album, band beginnings, music as a therapeutic tool and more.