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
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
Progressive Death Metal band John Frum have premiered a video for their new track “Wasting Subtle Body” via Bloody-Disgusting.com. The track is off of their upcoming debut album, A Stirring In The Noos, while the video – which was directed by Mitch Massie (Cattle Decapitation, The Locust) – features haunting visuals to match the song’s dark, aggressive tones. Check it out after the break.
Yo. I’m pumped to put out my final installment of March Madness. I wanted to do a video for this one, as I own it on vinyl and it would be rad crossover for my YouTube channel. So, check out my review of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s second EP Under The Running Board. Fuck yeah. Continue Reading
Progressive Death Metal band John Frum have premiered a video for their new track “Memory Palace,” which is off of their upcoming debut album, A Stirring In The Noos. The song features over nine minutes of dark, psychedelic tones and death metal aggression, while the video contains equally trippy visuals to match. Check it out after the break.
In island ecosystems, particularly ones existing in a degree of significant isolation from a nearby mainland, evolution has a tendency to bend and distort in interesting ways. In New Zealand for example, some prehistoric animals that existed in Europe and Asia grew much larger, and predators that may not have dominated in those more heterogeneous landscapes were wilder and more savage. Apparently, this geographic dynamic has not changed through the millennia. Continue Reading
New Zealand progressive death metallers Ulcerate have premiered the title track off of their upcoming album, Shrines of Paralysis. The track features over nine minutes of complex structures, technically proficient guitar work, unorthodox melodies and crushingly heavy rhythms. Stream “Shrines Of Paralysis” after the break. Continue Reading
The mighty Weekend Nachos are streaming their final album, Apology, over at Noisey here. Check it out along with a tight interview and the band’s remaining tour dates (Sorry, Americans). Pick up Apology on CD via Relapse Records, on vinyl via Deep Six Records (soon) and on cassette tape via Toxicbreed’s Funhouse.
Let’s get this out of the way; I generally don’t like sludge. I’ve heard and enjoy a lot of the “classics” like Eyehategod, Cavity, Iron Monkey, Grief, etc etc, but honestly, the formula gets very old for me very fast. There’s only so many downtuned Sabbath worship riffs under screechy or growled vocals I can take. Graves at Sea, however, have been a band I’ve loved since the second I heard their demo Documents of Grief, which is often billed as their debut album. They take the tried and true formula of sludge, but manage to make it filthier, groovier, and just plain crushing in ways that truly made them stand out for me. When I got word a few years ago that they were reuniting and releasing new music, I was ecstatic.
Full disclosure: I am not a typical grindcore fan. In fact, I don’t really consider myself much of a fan at all, outside of a couple Napalm Death records, Nasum, Pig Destroyer and a handful of other less popular releases spanning the last 20 years. However, one band that has always kept me coming back for more is the criminally underappreciated Swedish grind unit Gadget. Continue Reading