Though I had heard their notable single “Ebolarama” in passing a year or so before, it wasn’t until the release of 2005’s Gutter Phenomenon that the shitty dudes in Every Time I Die stepped into my life. I remember coming home from school one afternoon and seeing the music video for “Kill the Music” on IMF (yeah, remember that?) and just being enthralled by its unique sound and swagger. I hadn’t heard anything like it at the time and would keep my eyes glued to the TV in the hopes the video would be replayed.
At this point in their discography the band started to really embrace the hard and southern rock aspects of their sound, while maintaining a semblance of metalcore angularity and hardcore grit. As a kid whose previous frame of reference for heavy music was FM radio rock, and as one who was just starting to discover the more aggressive sides of punk and metal, Gutter Phenomenon and Every Time I Die were essential slippery slopes into a world of gnarly tunes.
Septicflesh is a symphonic death metal band from Greece and their newest album Codex Omega is their 10th full length album and they have been quite strong with their style of death metal, especially in the past few albums where there is a great focus on symphonic and orchestral compositions. I am a big fan of their last album, Titan, and thus my expectations for hearing Codex Omega were incredibly high and I had great massive anticipation for this release.
I wish I had gotten into Drowningman sooner than I did. It wasn’t until well after I started American Aftermath in 2010 that I got the band brought to my attention. I quickly found myself listening to the band nonstop, but the album that I found myself infatuated with was one that I wouldn’t physically own until years later. Now, while I loved the band so much, I had fallen out of touch with them over the years and it wasn’t until a few months ago when I received a grab bag of albums from Hydra Head Records that I got Busy Signal At The Suicide Hotline back in my head and in my hands. What a hell of a debut album this was… Continue Reading
Japan’s Endon continue to deliver polarizing, “catastrophic noise metal” on their intense, unpredictable and all-around insane sophomore LP, Through the Mirror.
Through the Mirror follows 2014’s Mama; an unyielding barrage of nightmarish, avant-garde noise that drags listeners down into the depths of insanity and tortures them for all eternity. The six-track debut featured walls of harsh noise and earsplitting sound effects that collide head-on with battering percussion, corrosive guitars and an array of hellish, unhinged vocals. The entire record, even with its numerous peaks and valleys, was 40-minute cacophony that the most masochistic of extreme music fans would lap up with a smile.
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Following 2015’s Show Your Greed and their 2016 collaborative effort with Seraph the Light, Florida metallic hardcore outfit Axis will return this November with their sophomore full-length album, Shift. The band recently premiered the first single from the upcoming effort via Metal Sucks. The new track, titled “Fear and Impulse”, is a vitriolic number that combines the muscular grit of new age metallic hardcore with the angularity of the genre’s progenitors. Check out the track after the break.
Shift will be released on November 10 via Good Fight Music.
Ahh 2005, you were such a seminal year in my life of music. My supposed senior year in college (I ended up taking another semester and a winter semester to get a dual major, and another semester of required undergrad to take and receive my masters) and it is also the year I expanded my music. You see, there were these things called record stores ( a store that sold music, in various formats such as cassettes and CD’s) and I was looking about when I noticed a CD. It was black…very black with picture of a goat-man, gray in color and stark, cold, bleak. I had to see who and what it was.
Crawling out of the swamps of Louisiana comes Sounding; a band with an endless array of face-melting mathcore instrumentation that harks back to the Myspace spazz-grind days. In just a few short weeks, these Southern noisemakers will be releasing their debut full-length, Trepanantion, via Dark Trail Records. The forthcoming 15-minute barrage of grinding mayhem is enough to cause mass brain hemorrhaging the world over. Previously-released singles can attest to this if you do not believe us.
In anticipation of the album’s release, Svbterranean bring you an exclusive stream of its penultimate track, “Third Eye Money Shot”. This two-minute stormer churns out discombobulating, earsplitting riffs and dissonant beatdowns that show absolutely no mercy. Fans of As the Sun Sets, Robinson, See You Next Tuesday, Ion Dissonance and the like will not want to glance over this. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
As I had mentioned previously, I really began to immerse myself in heavier forms of music between the years 2005 and 2010, refining my musical palette. During that span of time I discovered what would become one of my favorite bands of all time; Poison the Well. Continue Reading
About halfway through my second year of college, one Wednesday night I found myself climbing out of an elevator that had gotten stuck between two floors of the residence hall I lived in. I was in there with four other dudes, and we had to eventually sort of slink out the bottom of it and drop to the floor below to make our escape. The elevator had become jammed in the shaft and wouldn’t move anymore as a direct result of an impromptu mosh pit that erupted inside because someone had brought a boombox that was blasting the song Bloodshed Rain from Disembodied’s landmark 1998 EP If God Only Knew the Rest Were Dead. Continue Reading
On their full-length debut, Helpless unleashes a vicious amalgam of mathcore, hardcore and grind that rips the throat of those who listen. This new album, titled Debt, delivers 22 unyielding minutes of dissonant, frenetic riffs, pummeling grooves and oppressive sonic weight. It’s mission is to destroy, and destroy it does.
Svbterranean recently caught up with vocalist and guitarist Dan Couch to discuss the new album, dissonance and future plans.