Well, they’re back! Deafheaven have been taking the world by storm (either positively or negatively) since the release of their demo in 2010 and up through New Bermuda‘s release in 2015. While that album didn’t settle with me as an instant classic, the bands 2013 album Sunbather is a phenomenal work of art that stirred up more feelings than any record in recent memory. I mean, people really fucking hate that album and this band and, honestly I don’t get the negative feelings. But, what do I know? I’m sure I’ll catch flack for this review just for “showing support to hipster black metal garbage.” But then again, since when do I give a shit what people think? Continue Reading
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
The sound of New York’s Imperial Triumphant is all at once disorienting, terrifying, and wholly unique. The band deconstruct the elements that make up black and death metal and reassemble them into unconventional, outré shapes that boggle the mind and disturb the psyche. The band pull from not just the extreme metal spectrum, but other areas of music as well, whose elements are then incorporated in bizarre and exciting ways. One of these areas of music is obviously jazz. The band have been incorporating jazz into their works for quite some time, but is much more prominent in their forthcoming album, Vile Luxury (due out July 13 via Gilead Media/Throatruiner).
For this special piece, we thought it would be interesting to see what jazz artists or recordings influence Imperial Triumphant‘s sound and themselves as musicians. Check out what each band member had to say after the break.
Immortal has returned, but not only have they returned, they have come full circle back to the blisteringly fast black metal sound that pioneered early releases such as Pure Holocaust and Blizzard Beasts. While the bulk of the conversation around Northern Chaos Gods seems to revolve around the fact that Abbath, guitar player and vocalist on the last four releases Immortal unleashed in to the world is no longer a member of their ranks, I find this to be a pointless exercise. If you want Abbath helmed songs, seek out his solo project. It is a fun, mostly uptempo, easily digestible project, with a strong root in black metal that manages to remain accessible and catchy. This is not that project. This is the return of fucking IMMORTAL, fronted by the now rehabilitated Demonaz Doom Occulta, who fell victim to Carpal Tunnel, and had not played guitar on a recording in nearly twenty years .Until now.
Sicily-based industrial black metal trio Al Ard are poised to release their new self-titled full-length tomorrow, June 22, via code666. Fusing together cyberkinetic industrial metal and stark black metal with elements of harsh noise and dubstep, Al Ard craft a unique atmosphere of cosmic horror across eight tracks. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean are stoked to present you the full album in all of its bizarre glory. Check it out after the break and purchase it at this location. Continue Reading
Sweden’s Craft has inched closer and closer to “mainstream” on every album. Yes, it may anger those with corpse painted balls to admit this, but it’s true. Many fans, myself included, considered their last album Void a bit of a misstep. It’s not great, this is true, however it’s not the flaming bag of shit that it seems to be widely considered. Sure “I Want to Commit Murder” may be the worst song Craft has ever written, but the album is still…uh, fun? Either way, White Noise and Black Metal (don’t stress the title, this is a Velvet Underground reference, and Season of Mist doesn’t release sketchy shit) is a welcome slide in the right direction, but it isn’t without it’s flaws.
Abstracter engulf listeners in bleak, suffocating darkness on their third full-length record, Cinereous Incarnate.
Brooklyn’s Mutilation Rites have announced the release of their third full-length album and follow-up to 2014’s Harbinger. The upcoming effort will be titled Chasm and will see a release through Gilead Media on July 20. Chasm was recorded August through November 2017. Drums and basic guitars recorded at Saint Vitus Bar. Guitars overdubbed at Growlhouse Recording (Ryan Jones’ studio), then re-amped at Chapel Black Studio with Travis Bacon (Black Anvil, Hogwasche, White Widows Pact, Grudges). Vocals and Mixing was also done at GrowlHouse Recording and mastering duties was handled by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Mastering.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break along with a stream of the opening track, “Pierced Larynx”, courtesy of Kerrang.
French post-black metal outfit Decline of the I have announced the release of their third full-length album. The upcoming record will be titled Escape (artwork above) and will be released through Agonia Records on July 27. The band said the following of the new effort: Continue Reading