Now, there are only a handful of albums that I have listened to consistently since high school. There has been a ton of music that has come and gone, but one that has always remained is As I Lay Dying’s Shadows Are Security. Now, I know that what Tim Lambesis has done outside of music is despicable and horrendous, but I look past it only in this one instance. There really aren’t any other music outputs from him that I care about at this point, but Shadows is a landmark album for metalcore. Continue Reading
I wish I had gotten into Drowningman sooner than I did. It wasn’t until well after I started American Aftermath in 2010 that I got the band brought to my attention. I quickly found myself listening to the band nonstop, but the album that I found myself infatuated with was one that I wouldn’t physically own until years later. Now, while I loved the band so much, I had fallen out of touch with them over the years and it wasn’t until a few months ago when I received a grab bag of albums from Hydra Head Records that I got Busy Signal At The Suicide Hotline back in my head and in my hands. What a hell of a debut album this was… Continue Reading
May 11th, 2004. I remember driving two hours to the nearest town that sold a wide array of heavy metal CDs. I went with friends and we collectively purchased The End Of Heartache by Killswitch Engage. We had already been fans of the bands first two albums and, being a fan of Blood Has Been Shed, we were excited to see what the vocalist of BHBS would do at the helm of Killswitch. It was an exciting time all around.
Myrkur is an interesting act and I have enjoyed quite a bit of her music over the last few years. Not all, but a bit. When I saw today that she had performed a piano-based rendition of the King Diamond classic “Welcome Home,” I was curious as to how the overall cover would sound. Also, I was worried as to the backlash regardless of my feelings towards it. Luckily for me, I think it’s pretty good. Although it does make me think of the scene in Clerks II featuring this track. Anyway, check out the track below.
I tell ya, folks. I’ve been pretty pleased with music this year (aside from a certain Memoriam release) and I am fucking pumped for the new All Pigs Must Die record. I absolutely love this band and everything they’ve done. Their new album Hostage Animal will be released at the end of October, but they have unleashed a hell of a track titled “A Caustic Vision,” which you can peep below. It’s fucking heavy. Check it out and don’t sleep. Continue Reading
Post-metal act Rosetta will unleash their new album Utopioid tomorrow, but they have decided to slide one last track to really hammer the nail home. This track is titled “Détente” and it is absolutely gorgeous. I am on my third consecutive listen and I just can’t get enough. Be sure to pick up the record if you haven’t already and check out “Détente” below. Continue Reading
Midget Cum Mustache, or MCM, have been a staple of hardcore punk in Northeast Arkansas for a while now. They called it quits a few years ago, but the time has come for the band to reunite and they’re sounding incredible. The band always had a comedic twinge to their hardcore punk, but they have grown immensely over the years and I have been gifted with a new track to premiere for you all. It’s a thundering slab of radness straight out of my area. This track is very socially conscious and is itself a current event piece if you will. The track is called “No Outcry” and I’ve been singing it for weeks now. Enjoy it.
It’s often that when a powerviolence band strings together a dozen tracks for an EP that it can feel rushed and non-sequential. This is most definitely not the case for Raleigh, North Carolina’s newest heavy hitters Oxidant. Featuring members of NoComply, Supressive Fire and Gas Chamber, there is no doubt that Oxidant would deliver the goods. The band offers an audio assault with their twelve tracks of unrelenting grind. True to the genres punk roots, there are no frills or bullshit, just savage, ravaging power. Continue Reading
Tech death weirdos Pyrrhon will unleash their ferocious new album What Passes For Survival in August and the band have just premiered a new track from said album titled “Tennessee.” This is, I believe, the second track from the album that the band has unearthed for us and I think it’s one of my personal favorite Pyrrhon tracks I’ve ever heard. It’s nasty, vicious and not of this world. So, it’s great. You can check out the track for yourself over on Metal Injection. So, what are you waiting for?
Blackened progressive death metal act Cormorant will unleash their new album Diaspora in August and the band has just unloaded a massive new track titled “Preserved In Ash.” Now, I will admit that this band didn’t really tickle my fancy when I first heard them years ago, but I can say that this new track has piqued my interest and I am now looking forward to Diaspora. Should be fun. Check out the track, that premiered on Decibel, below. Continue Reading