Blackened hardcore quartet Centuries have premiered their forthcoming full-length, The Lights of This Earth Are Blinding, via Metal Hammer. The record is officially due out this Friday, January 26, via Southern Lord and can be purchased here. The band issued the following comments to Metal Hammer regarding the new effort:
“From bringing children into this world to slowly losing the ones we love and how we choose to cope with an always looming self doubt.”
Check out the record after the break.
Read our review of the record here.
Centuries craft their darkest and most dynamic material to date on their sophomore full-length album, The Lights of This Earth Are Blinding.
This formerly Florida-based act, whose lineup is now based both stateside and in the UK, possess a dark sound that seems to spawn from the most harrowing aspects of human existence. Their music is both seething with anguish and sorrow; emotions that are heightened by a blackened brand of furious hardcore. Centuries were last heard on their blistering 2013 album, Taedium Vitae, an emotionally potent and devastating release that scorched everything in its path in a mere 20 minutes. Outdoing such a promising debut could prove to be a very daunting task, but Centuries do it with ease on The Lights of This Earth Are Blinding. Continue Reading
Mammoth Grinder return with 30 minutes of raging, crust-fueled death metal on their fourth full-length album, Cosmic Crypt.
Since 2005, Austin’s Mammoth Grinder, along with mastermind Chris Ulsh (Power Trip, Hatred Surge, etc), has been a formidable force within the Texas metal and hardcore scenes. Whether it be sludge-tinged hardcore (Rage and Ruin, 2008), death-infused prehistoric crust (Extinction of Humanity, 2009), or buzzsaw death (Underworlds, 2013), Mammoth Grinder deliver a catchy and heavy-hitting time with each release. Though the band’s output has dwindled in recent years, they remain an influential figure and talks of new material is met with a good amount of anticipation, which is where Cosmic Crypt comes in. Continue Reading
It’s been a pretty solid year, as far as heavy music is concerned. Some of my favorite artists surpassed even the highest of my expectations, such as Full of Hell, Primitive Man and Blood Sun Circle, while I feel lucky to have been introduced to a few stellar new acts. Bands like Chepang and Sunlight’s Bane completely blew me away with their debut full-length releases, which are both refreshingly unique and utterly intense. This year was also an incredible one for death metal, with a slew of legendary bands offering up impeccable releases, and in some cases, their best work in years. Without further delay, here are my top 20 picks for the best of 2017.
Denver trio Of Feather and Bone have announced the release of their sophomore full-length album and follow-up to 2015’s Embrace the Wretched Flesh. The upcoming effort, which was recorded with Steve Goldberg (Cephalic Carnage) and mastered by Dan Lowndes, will be titled Bestial Hymns of Perversion and will see a release through Profound Lore Records on March 9. The official artwork, track listing and audio samples are slated to be unveiled in the coming weeks,
In the meantime, stream their previous full-length album after the break.
Crusty death metal heavy hitters Mammoth Grinder have emerged from the fog and are preparing to crush skulls. 2018 is already shaping up to be an amazing year for music and I, for one, am super stoked on a ton of new shit. Coming in January, we will get a pummeling dose of death from Texas titans Mammoth Grinder. The bands new album Cosmic Crypt is going to destroy and if you don’t believe me, peep the new track that the band just unloaded called “Superior Firepower.” Prepare. The shit shall hit the fan. Enjoy the track below.
Well. Just read that title over again. Interesting, no? Well, I think so. When it comes to New Jersey grind outfit Pink Mass, this headline is just another walk in the park on a dark, gloomy afternoon. This band has a very over-the-top aspect to their music and it’s fun as hell. They have just unloaded a new track titled “Beastial Sodomizers” which will be released on the bands forthcoming album, Necrosexual, due out on Halloween. Check out the track below. It’s fucking great. Continue Reading
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