Let’s make this short and sweet. Several of my colleagues have already unleashed their end of the year lists and you should definitely check them out. It’s good to read up and check out others lists as their taste in music my be a little different than your own and it could lead you down a path where you discover something amazing. But for now, here is my 10 metal albums of 2018!
Dallas’ Baring Teeth deliver a head-spinning, raw, and vicious tech metal opus with their third full-length record, Transitive Savagery. Continue Reading
Thoren‘s Gwarth I is a dissonant, cacophonous swirl of sound that shrieks, writhes and groans with the intent of causing cerebral harm. Continue Reading
Bay Area progressive death metallers Anisoptera are set to release their full-length debut, Spawn of Odonata, next Friday, September 14. Brimming with bludgeoning groove and dizzying complexity, Anisoptera‘s forthcoming album will satisfy fans of Decrepit Birth, Spawn of Possession, and those who just like their death metal overwhelmingly heavy. In anticipation of its release, we at Svbterranean bring you a stream of their new single, “Ammonite”. Though it is one of the band’s oldest tracks, it was given a brutal facelift for the upcoming LP. If you’re looking to get smashed to pieces, look no further.
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.
May 9th, 2018. It’s been a little over a year since I have seen Nile and probably close to 10 years since I have watched Soulfly do their thing on stage. The best venue in the Kansas City area, The Riot Room, was the host for the evening. This place has been a staple for big tours coming through the Midwest now. Bands that you would think only do bigger theaters are stomping some ass in this little bar that has a maximum occupancy of 280 people. The stage is tiny, the pit is small but the atmosphere is always amazing. Doors opened. People swelled in. Beers started flowing. Let the metal begin.
German technical death metal outfit Obscura have announced the release of their fifth full-length album and follow-up to 2016’s Akrøasis. The new album, which was recorded with longtime producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), will be titled Diluvium and will be released through Relapse Records on July 13. Guitarist and vocalist Steffen Kummerer said the following of the upcoming effort: Continue Reading