Philadelphia avant-metal outfit Cleric have announced a new string of North American tour dates in support of their most recent full-length, Retrocausal. The tour will extend from March 15 through April 6 and will see the band accompanied by Seven)Suns and Pyrrhon on select dates. Check out the touring schedule as they currently stand after the break and stream Retrocausal.
France’s Bind Torture Kill are poised to release their raging, sophomore record, Viscères, Friday, January 26. This blistering metallic hardcore record is fast, dark, brutal and complex in all the right ways and will appease fans of bands like The Secret, Gaza and Converge. In preparation for the record’s release, we at Svbterranean are excited to bring you a stream of the album’s fourth track, “Perte et Fracas”.
One of the shorter and more straightforwardly aggressive tracks on the record, “Perte et Fracas” rushes out of the gate with bludgeoning hardcore riffs in tow. Chugging beatdowns, high octane metallic assaults and punishing drum work all coalesce into one heavy, gritty tune. Who needs coffee when you have chaotic hardcore to get the blood flowing this dull, Monday morning?
Stream the track after the break and check out our review of the record. Continue Reading
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Technical death metal trio Nightmarer (ex-War from a Harlots Mouth) have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length debut, Cacophony of Terror, via Metal Injection. Titled “Skinner”, the new tune is a dismal and sonically-crushing tune that fans of Gorguts, Ion Dissonance and Portal will eat up. The band offered the following on the new track:
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
2017 has come to a close, which means every blog and music publication gets to bombard you with their shitty opinions on what they thought the best music of the year was. Svbterranean is no different, I am sorry to say. Starting today, a bulk of our writers will begin posting their favorite releases of 2017. Feel to comment and tell us your favorites and what we might have missed. You can also troll us, we don’t mind.
Without further adieu, here is my top 30 releases of the year. There was a multitude of good releases this year and it was extremely difficult to narrow it down to JUST 30. These are the releases that made an impression on me and stuck with me the most year. Just like last year, my favorite records listed span across genres and are not limited to just the extreme music we typically cover on the site. I hope you find something you like. Get into it.
Philadelphia’s Cleric have produced one of the most mind-boggling, unabashedly weird extreme metal releases of the year with Retrocausal.
From the eclectic metalcore of 2003’s The Underling, to the Botch-meets-Mr. Bungle zaniness of 2010’s Regressions, Cleric have always been a band that sidesteps genre cliches and chooses to carve out their own singular, oddball path within the scenes. Call it experimental metal. Call it avant-garde metal. Listeners can label it whatever they choose, but they should know that Cleric will find a way to avoid being pigeonholed, that much is for certain. Continue Reading
Hidey-ho there, readers. It’s been a few weeks since I was able to do this, but I’m back and hopefully I can give you some rad tunes for your weekend. As always, these are all free to download, but you can donate to each band on their respective pages. Lets get into it. Continue Reading
Brisbane’s Idylls deliver a half-hour of concussive noise metal in their third full-length record, The Barn.
Since 2011, this Australian quartet have been perfect their chaotic craft through a handful of splits, EPs and two hellacious full-length releases. The most recent of these aforementioned full-lengths, 2014’s Prayer for Terrene, sat at the apex of this evolution of madness: unleashing a maelstrom of off-kilter mathcore awash with noise and spiced with zany saxophone accompaniment. It was like a fiery collision between the most frenetic of Converge‘s material and the erratic weirdness of John Zorn’s Naked City. In short, Prayer for Terrene was insanity incarnate. Continue Reading