For whatever my opinion is worth (which probably isn’t much), I think this year has been quite an incredible one for heavy music. Some long-awaited returns, some exceptional grind, some progressive masterpieces, and some pretty substantial EPs, to say the least. Here are my top 20 picks for the best releases of 2016.
Denver, CO band Call of the Void are set to release their new EP, AYFKM, in a couple days, but they’re offering up a full stream right now via Noisey. Short for Are You Fucking Kidding Me, the EP features five dynamic tracks of sludge- and grind-infused hardcore, blending furious riffs with intense grooves. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
Colorado sludge- and grind-infused hardcore band Call of the Void have been revitalized, and they are set to release their new EP, titled AYFKM (short for Are You Fucking Kidding Me), on December 16. Although they’ve gone through a major line-up change following their previous album, Ageless, the new release maintains Call of the Void’s distinctively harsh sound while upping the overall intensity. AYFKM features five diverse and relentlessly ferocious tracks, combing powerful riffs with crushing grooves and a visceral punk rock vibe. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, guitarist/vocalist Patrick Alberts took some time to talk about the origins of the band, reconfiguring the line-up and how it impacted them. He also discusses the new EP and the sentiment behind the title, as well as the very impressive Denver metal scene and more. Continue Reading
Colorado sludge-infused grindcore/hardcore band Call of the Void have premiered their new track, titled “Never Enough,” which is streaming over at CLRVYNT.com. The track is off their forthcoming EP, AYFKM (short for Are You Fucking Kidding Me), and is an intense sludgy rager, featuring harsh, headbang-worthy grooves. Check it out after the break. Continue Reading
Colorado sludge-infused grindcore/hardcore band Call of the Void have offered up a taste of their new EP with the track “On And On,” which is streaming over at Metal Injection. The track is off their forthcoming release, AYFKM (short for Are You Fucking Kidding Me), and features crushing, gritty hooks and Call of the Void‘s distinct oppressive intensity. Continue Reading