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Californian post-hardcore outfit Less Art (Thrice, Curl Up and Die, Kowloon Walled City) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length debut, Strangled Light, via Clrvynt. Titled “Pessimism as Denial”, the new track weaves together angular post-hardcore stylings that call Unwound and Drive Like Jehu to mind, with a tremendous low end and metallic vitriol. The track can be streamed after the break.
Strangled Light will be released on July 28 via Gilead Media and can be pre-ordered here.
The album’s artwork and track listing can also be found after the break.
Houston post-metal quartet Pyreship are poised to release their debut full-length recording, The Liars Bend Low, this Friday, May 26, via Black Bow Records. In anticipation for this forthcoming opus, we at Svbterranean are stoked to bring you a stream of the album’s second track, “Machine Men”.
Throughout the record, these Texans blend elements of post-metal, sludge and doom, with the spirit of 90s slowcore running a thread through it. This is best showcased here in the seven-minute leviathan “Machine Men”. Propelled by clips of Charlie Chaplin’s famous speech from The Great Dictator, the band unleash somber, melodic yet crushing instrumentation throughout. Towering guitar riffs flatten listeners beneath their weight, while seismic drumming finishes the job on this steadily destructive listen.
Check out the track after the break and follow the band on Facebook.
Brooklyn hardcore/mathcore outfit Tiger Flowers have released the details surrounding their upcoming EP. The EP, which follows their 2014 Dead Hymns full-length, will be titled The Vicious Heart and will be released on June 23 via Still Water Recordings. The four-track EP was recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks by Matthew Shane and at Backroom Studios by Kevin Antreassian, whom also handled all mixing and mastering duties. Frontman Jesse James Madre commented on the upcoming release:
San Antonio’s Illustrations recently premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Acts of God, via Metal Sucks. Titled “Harrowed End”, the new track from the Texas act shows them drifting into surprising territory. The track features a moody assault of the band’s typical blackened hardcore stylings, mixed with atmospheric, almost “proggy” characteristics. Check it out after the break.
Acts of God will be released on May 26.
Coming three years after the release of their debut release, Lost Ages, Bereft deliver one of the more devastating doom albums of 2017 with Lands. These Wisconsinites deliver 45 minutes of massive blackened doom that sprawls across four towering tracks. Lumbering riffs, stampedes of blackened malevolence and suffocating, dismal atmospheres make for an intense and unyielding listen. Fans of all things slow and low should not miss out on this gargantuan piece of work.
Svbterranean recently caught up with the band to briefly discuss the new record, the band’s sound, among other things.
Sludge’s grime, hardcore’s aggression, Swedish death metal’s buzzsaw grit (à la HM-2) and harsh noise converge on Fange’s sophomore full-length, Pourrissoir.
Coming a mere six months after the release of its predecessor, Purge, Pourrissoir sees this French act building upon the unique and devastating sound they crafted for themselves; dishing out six new tracks of caustic aggression and staggering abrasiveness.
Omega Massif was a genuinely massive band. Throughout their roughly nine year existence, the German post-metal quartet crafted a short, but undeniably solid, string of releases and possessed a tremendous sound whose immense volume even caught the attention of Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly.
Though the band unfortunately parted ways in 2014, members of the outfit went on to form three equally enormous sounding bands. The bands in question are Blacksmoker, Phantom Winter and Cranial; the latter of which has released one of the most colossal records of the year.
NY in 64‘s dynamic, textural and multifaceted take on post-hardcore provides for an enthralling listening experience on their sophomore full-length, The Gentle Indifference of the Night.
This wholly instrumental quartet, whose members have served time in the likes of East of the Wall, You and I, among others, presents a unique approach to the post-hardcore style. These Jersey boys take pages from the 90s wave of post-hardcore acts, while liberally introducing more intricacy, as well as a nice amount of progressive flair (à la East of the Wall). The result here is a half-hour of meticulously arranged, yet driving metallic splendor.
Thursdays can be just as depressing as Mondays. Friday is just a day away, freedom is just a day away, yet Thursday decides to drag on and on to the point where it feels like Friday will never come. Perhaps the best catharsis on hopeless days such as these are the sullen sounds of black metal. Luckily, we at Svbterranean have got you covered.
Virginian “swamp metal” outfit Lord have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Blacklisted, via The Independent Voice. Titled “They Lied”, the bludgeoning, gritty tune weaves together elements of sludge and stoner metal into a massive, fuzz-laden stomp. Check out the track after the break.
Blacklisted will be released on May 26. Pre-order here.