The legendary Dying Fetus will be making their triumphant return this summer in the form of Wrong One To Fuck With, which is probably my favorite album title of the year. Now, I’m not a crazy Fetus fan, but this record is sounding pretty fucking rad. The band has just unleashed a new music video for their track “Panic Amongst The Herd” which you can check out below. It’s weird and insane, just as you would expect from Dying Fetus. Check it. Continue Reading
Brutal death metal is very hit or miss for me. There is simply no in between. I either really love what a band is doing or I really hate it. Sometimes the vocals are just too cheesy, the production is bad or the guitar tone is flat if I don’t like it. Superb production values, excellent vocal power and heavy hitting guitar riffs usually make it so I love the br00ts and I will listen to the album over and over again. When it comes to Pathology, this bands entire discography has been miss for me. I honestly cannot remember if I even liked an album by them because they have just a stale sense of musicianship and there for a while they released an album per year for about 3 or 4 years. (Except for The Time of Great Purification, I liked that album.) That was obnoxious and I called them the “Call of Duty of death metal” back in 2013. It’s been awhile since Pathology has released anything and just like previous albums….the lineup has changed however the band has recruited older members to rejoin the band so if you liked their 2008-2010 style, then maybe you’ll enjoy this album. Continue Reading
Progressive black/death metal band Cormorant have announced the release of their fourth LP, titled Diaspora, which is set for release this August. The four-track album follows up 2014’s Earth Diver and was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Vastum, Graves At Sea, Noothgrush, Brainoil) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, CA. Cormorant have also released an album trailer and the record’s track listing. Check them out after the break.
Progressive Death Metal band John Frum have premiered a video for their new track “Wasting Subtle Body” via Bloody-Disgusting.com. The track is off of their upcoming debut album, A Stirring In The Noos, while the video – which was directed by Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation, The Locust) – features haunting visuals to match the song’s dark, aggressive tones. Check it out after the break.
Following two collaborations, two solo full lengths and a plethora of EPs, splits and singles, Trumpeting Ecstasy sees harsh grind death pioneers Full Of Hell entering a new era in sound. Following in the direction of the band’s Amber Mote… EP and their subsequently released split with Nails, Full Of Hell’s latest effort again leans towards the band’s death metal roots, inching farther from yet still retaining the group’s core musical identity. Imbued with higher registers of sound, greater emphases on technicality and death metal atmospherics, Trumpeting Ecstasy is a progressive, exultant exercise in sound. It pummels with a forward driving, almost-upbeat swagger with a surprising sense of form and accessibility that speaks to the instrumental mastery, sub-genre knowledge and cohesion of the band as a unit. Continue Reading
San Francisco black/death metal quartet Succumb are offering up a stream of their entire forthcoming self-titled debut via Noisey. The album is out this week (May 5) and features seven tracks of punishing death metal, combining elements of black metal with vicious, thrashing riffs and unnerving, oppressive atmospheres. Check it out after the break.
Italian death metal outfit Hideous Divinity are offering up a full stream of their new album, Adveniens, via Unique Leader. The follow-up to 2014’s Cobra Verde was recorded, mixed and mastered at Stefano Morabito’s 16th Cellar Studio (Hour Of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, etc.) and features nine exceptionally dark tracks, including a cover of Sinister‘s “Embodiment Of Chaos.” Check it out after the break.
Russian instrumental metal outfit Dark Matter Secret have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album, Perfect World Creation, via ItDjents. The track in question is the seven-minute “Organic Nucleation”, which weaves together jarring, tech death complexity with emotive progressive flair and shimmering, melodic interludes. Check out the track after the break.
Perfect World Creation will be released on June 2 via The Artisan Era. Pre-order here.
Death metal trio Dying Fetus have debuted the official video for their new track “Fixated on Devastation”. The track, which is culled from the group’s impending eighth studio record Wrong One to Fuck With, is set to footage of the band’s performance at the Voltage Lounge in Philadelphia on March 17th filmed and edited by Mitch Massie. Check out the clip after the break.
Wrong One to Fuck With will be released on June 23 via Relapse Records and can be purchased here.