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Denver’s Of Feather and Bone have premiered the first single from their forthcoming sophomore full-length, Bestial Hymns of Perversion. Titled “Lust for Torment”, the new track showcases the band’s dark and ugly blend of death metal, black metal and grindcore in all its disgusting glory. The track can be found after the break.
The album’s official artwork and track listing can also be found below.
Bestial Hymns of Perversion will be released on March 23 via Profound Lore Records.
Canadian grinders Wake scorch the Great White North to black on their furious fourth full-length, Misery Rites.
Ever since the release of Surrounded by Human Filth in 2010, Wake have been on an upward trajectory toward the darkest, most unrelenting forms of grindcore possible, which had seemed to reach its apex with 2016’s vicious Sowing the Seeds of a Worthless Tomorrow. With the release of Misery Rites, however, it appears that band is far from out of steam, and that there are still even darker recesses within the genre to explore. The record picks up where its predecessor left off and drags the listener further into an abyss full of seething anger, inner turmoil and lots of fast, ugly riffs. Continue Reading
Just like Dennis Rader himself, Bind Torture Kill‘s Viscères is unforgiving and deadly.
Armed with blackened sensibilities and volatile instrumentation, this Lyon-based trio pays homage to the metallic hardcore of old while modifying genre elements to fit their brooding and devastating style. The result is a menacing and frenetic brand of chaotic hardcore that will equally appease the modern hardcore crowd, as well as those who lean more towards the mathcore side of things. Bind Torture Kill‘s music is angular, dissonant and unforgivably vicious, aiming to rip listeners limb from limb with copious amounts of razor-sharp riffs. 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.
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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.
Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, the currently NYC-based “immigrindcore” act Chepang are set to release their debut LP, titled Dadhelo – A Tale of Wildfire, on November 3. The album is the follow-up to their 2016 EP, Lathi Charge, and is a natural progression of their vicious, politically-charged grindcore/punk sound. The band build on the intensity of their dual vocal attack and take their approach to an even more extreme level, with the introduction of a second drummer.
Dadhelo – A Tale of Wildfire also incorporates more groove elements into their technically proficient style, which adds yet another layer to their chaotic crust- and powerviolence-infused grind. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, vocalist Sanket Lama discusses how Chepang came to be, the new release and how it compares to Lathi Charge. He also talks about the Nepali-based lyrical themes featured on Dadhelo – A Tale of Wildfire, how the cover art ties in with those themes and more.
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
If you remember me from my days at American Aftermath, you probably saw me post about Plague Widow AT LEAST once. If not, let me catch you up. Plague Widow are a blackened deathgrind band who have been on hiatus for about four years now. Apparently the band worked on some new material in 2015 and it is finally seeing the light of day. This is insanely exciting for me and it should be for you also. Check out the new tracks, eight in total, below. SO GOOD. Continue Reading
Japan’s enigmatic Friendship deliver 25 minutes of uncompromising sonic hostility on their aptly named full-length debut, Hatred.
The mysterious Tokyo act turned a few heads stateside earlier this year with the reissue of their previously self-released I&II EPs. This two-part release featured a rampaging, antagonistic sound that was a fiery collision between hardcore, grind and powerviolence, with a bit of industrial grit and antisocial noise added for good measure. While Friendship traversed familiar waters on these releases, and frankly still do, the sheer ferocity and sonic power of their music leaves a lot of their contemporaries in the dust.
Hatred picks up where I&II left off stylistically (and features two rerecorded songs for that matter), but the amount of tortuous heaviness is increased to unfathomable levels, making its predecessor seem like easy listening in comparison.