Imperial Triumphant return with their 3rd full length release, a cinematic take on whatever genre this may be but I know it’s something great; Vile Luxury. It’s shockingly horrific, jazzy, exponential, aggressive and oddly intriguing to the point that you have to sit and do nothing else but digest exactly everything that Imperial Triumphant has done here. Blending melodies and terror of black metal and blending it with the unconventional sounds of technical death metal like Ulcerate, Artificial Brain and Gorguts, you get one seriously massive release. The dark jazzy elements added are just the tip of the iceberg. The listening experience of Vile Luxury is a hellish whirlwind of unstable melodies and unorthodox compositions. It’s divine. Continue Reading
I used to not really like The Body. I never considered them a metal band, even though that was where they had more or less made their nest early on. I always perceived them as a noise band that got cool among the metal intelligentsia (read: terminally bored scene kids only semi-seriously projecting a love for the most obscure shit possible). I saw them as maybe a particularly dark, doomy, and experimental noise band, but still did not understand the hype. Continue Reading
Tech metal trio Behold the Arctopus have announced a new string of West Coast tour dates in support of their 2016 release, Cognitive Emancipation. Dubbed the “Shred West Tour”, the trek will commence on June 1 in Los Angeles and will conclude on June 9 in San Diego. Check out the full tour schedule after the break along with a stream of their last record. Continue Reading
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Brazilian avant-punks Deafkids
are a band that sound like no other. Although rooted in punk, the band’s sound transcends genre conventions and takes sonic risks most musical acts wouldn’t take. Gritty, noisy guitars are met with elements of drone, harsh noise and psychedelia to create cacophonous walls of sound, with some semblance of a hardcore song throbbing underneath. Electronic meddling, polyrhythmic freakouts, and a myriad of other atypical musical techniques and instrumentation also play a role in the band’s strange, singular sound. Deafkids
provide a complete sensory overload, plain and simple.
In May 2016, Deafkids released their jarring full-length, Configuração do Lamento, which was re-released on Neurot Recordings the following year after label head and Neurosis guitarist Steve Von Till was blown away by it. To keep the Hype Train moving, we at Svbterranean reached out to the band do discuss the background of each track on this unique record. Continue reading to see what they had to say. Continue Reading
As implied by the album’s title, Nightmarer construct a soul-crushing cacophony on their debut full-length, Cacophony of Terror. Continue Reading
Finnish avant-garde metallers Oksennus have announced the release of their third full-length album. The upcoming release will be titled Kolme Toista and will be released on April 15 (CD) and May 13 (Vinyl) via Nuclear War Now! Productions. The record consists of a single 39-minute composition broken up into three 13-minute movements, the first of which can be streamed after the break. The band’s cacophonous, technical and abstract interpretation of death metal will pique the interest of fans of Portal, Chaos Echoes, Pyrrhon, and the like. Check out the album’s artwork and track listing below.
French black metal entity Blut Aus Nord have debuted the official music video, as well as their first music video ever, for their track “Metanoïa”. The dark, suffocating track, which appears on 2017’s Deus Salutis Meae, is set to an equally nightmarish clip directed by The Cuckoo of Swedish avant-garde metal act Terra Tenebrosa. Check out the video after the break.
For the uninitiated, first exposure to the bizarre avant death metal of Australia’s Portal is probably like getting sucked into a literal portal to some interdimensional elsewhere that exists sandwiched between a sense of abject terror and crippling existential dread. As a live band, their presence is a singular experience that is somehow dramatic and theatrical without the cringe-inducing antics that those descriptors imply in the metal world, while also being strangely unsettling. On their 2013 opus Vexovoid, they created a massive churning maelstrom of brooding darkness that overtakes the listener with wave upon wave of unease. With the release of their new record ION, they retain their penchant for gloom and actual doom, but crank the chaos up to 100. Continue Reading
Keiji Haino. Sumac. What more can be said about these two that hasn’t been said before? Continue Reading