Let’s make this short and sweet. Several of my colleagues have already unleashed their end of the year lists and you should definitely check them out. It’s good to read up and check out others lists as their taste in music my be a little different than your own and it could lead you down a path where you discover something amazing. But for now, here is my 10 metal albums of 2018!
Portland-based noise rock outfit Frequency Killer are poised to release their debut single, Lupercalia/Too High Too Low, tomorrow on New Year’s Day. These two tracks forgo typical Amphetamine Reptile worship and instead infuse their noise rock stylings with spaced-out sludge and caustic atmospheres. It’s raw, ugly, and probably the best thing we can think of to ring in the new year. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you an exclusive early stream of the single alongside a mini-review.
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Bangalore, India’s Orchid show off their eccentric brand of progressive metal on their new album, Miasma. Continue Reading
Massive stoner metal riffs and walls of harsh noise collide on Deathchant‘s self-titled debut. Continue Reading
Veiled engulf listeners in an abyss of discordant and nightmarish black metal on their full-length debut, In Blinding Presence. Continue Reading
For my list this year I decided to follow Lane’s footsteps and just list out what I think are the best releases of this past year – explanations be damned! So for the sake of brevity, here are my favourite top 20 releases of 2018. Thanks for reading! (I promise I do have my reasons for my own opinions.)
The Transatlantic mathgrind duo Fawn Limbs have been steadily cranking out short, hellacious releases since August and show absolutely no signs of stopping. With current and former members of Infinite Nomad, Mireplaner, Psyopus and Commit Suicide at the helm, it should go without saying that these two gentlemen have a firm grasp on all things chaotic. With three EPs currently under their belt and more records slated to be unleashed in the future, Fawn Limbs are poised to be the name on every grind fan’s tongue.
In this interview with Svbterranean, Fawn Limbs’ Eeli Helin and Lee Fisher discuss the origins of the project, their releases up to this date, and future plans. Check it all out below.
Yogyakarta, Indonesia’s Cloudburst fulfill all the needs of discordant hardcore fans with their new, self-titled album. Continue Reading
Industrial post-metal outfit Lament Cityscape recently released a remixed and remastered version of their 2015 full-length, The Torn, entitled The Torn (Release). The massive re-release features various remixes from artists such as Theologian and Godhunter, as well as a cover of Ministry‘s “Filth Pig”. To coincide with the record’s release, the band have also released an official film to accompany the record. The film, directed by Neil Corbin, is just as brooding and disquieting as the album itself.
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Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
In this week’s Mixed, Not Stirred, Unendlich mastermind Mike Connors curated a playlist highlighting 10 songs that have had an impact and his playing. Connors said the following of the mix: Continue Reading