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
Heavy metal powerhouse Bison will make their comeback in July with You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient. The band has unleashed a crushing new track titled “Tantrum” and it’s pretty damn rad. It’s extremely catchy and heavy and I dig it. Check out the track after the jump if you know whats good for you. Do it. Continue Reading
Metallic hardcore heavy-hitters Integrity are plotting the release of their new album Howling, For The Nightmares Shall Consume which will be released in mid-July. Pre-orders for the album went up earlier today and I know I’m extremely stoked for it. If the first track (and subsequent music video) released from the album is any indication, this thing is going to rip. Speaking of the track, which is titled “I Am The Spell,” you can watch the aforementioned music video below. The video is cool, but the song is so damn good. See for yourself. Do it. Continue Reading
California-based quintet Mountaineer (featuring former and current members of Lycus, Secrets of the Sky and Lament Cityscape) are offering up a full stream of their new album, Sirens & Slumber, via Metal Hammer. The band’s debut full-length follows up their 2016 two-song EP and features nine tracks of doom-laden, atmospheric post-rock. Check it out after the break.
Sludge’s grime, hardcore’s aggression, Swedish death metal’s buzzsaw grit (à la HM-2) and harsh noise converge on Fange’s sophomore full-length, Pourrissoir.
Coming a mere six months after the release of its predecessor, Purge, Pourrissoir sees this French act building upon the unique and devastating sound they crafted for themselves; dishing out six new tracks of caustic aggression and staggering abrasiveness.
Omega Massif was a genuinely massive band. Throughout their roughly nine year existence, the German post-metal quartet crafted a short, but undeniably solid, string of releases and possessed a tremendous sound whose immense volume even caught the attention of Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly.
Though the band unfortunately parted ways in 2014, members of the outfit went on to form three equally enormous sounding bands. The bands in question are Blacksmoker, Phantom Winter and Cranial; the latter of which has released one of the most colossal records of the year.
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
NY in 64‘s dynamic, textural and multifaceted take on post-hardcore provides for an enthralling listening experience on their sophomore full-length, The Gentle Indifference of the Night.
This wholly instrumental quartet, whose members have served time in the likes of East of the Wall, You and I, among others, presents a unique approach to the post-hardcore style. These Jersey boys take pages from the 90s wave of post-hardcore acts, while liberally introducing more intricacy, as well as a nice amount of progressive flair (à la East of the Wall). The result here is a half-hour of meticulously arranged, yet driving metallic splendor.