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Sometimes you just want meat and potatoes at the dinner table. Sometimes you just want extreme metal that rips in your ears.
It’s as if you had an M4 Sherman tank that could convert into an ‘82 Firebird with the push of a button.
Immersion is still an overwhelming and pummeling experience, but it’s one you might be able to share with an extreme music friend who wants to get into the band but doesn’t know where to start.
Pessimista works first and foremost from a thematic base of DSBM, though stylistically, I find a lot of raw influences present as well (though not Raw, if you understand the difference).
DAMNATION AS LIBERATION is a brilliant rearrangement of established, even tired, tropes into an ambitious and novel style of being dark and heavy.
This release is a highly recommended (by me…right now) split between two bands showing different takes on the style.
“If it’s not broken, outfit it with aftermarket parts and just make it perform on a higher level”.
If anything, look at Rockworld as an enjoyable primer for the next Riot V record. Mark Reale (R.I.P.) would be proud.
There is no beauty here, nor should there be. There is only a righteous simmering rage leaking out of a tightly lidded container.
This cold vampyric black metal demo is everything a trve black metaller would want from a release.
Click play to experience this first offering off of Forthcoming Humanity, as always, presented in solidarity with the oppressed of the world.
The fact that the entire album and all its parts came from the mind of a single individual helps contribute to the cohesive feel of MMI which avoids the pitfalls of riff salad and influence drift that can derail a project like this one when too many contributors have too much say.
Band - Writhing Album - Eternalised in Rot Country of Origin - Australia Genre - Death Metal Release Date - July 24, 2020 Label - Black Doomba Records Author - The Great Mackintosh So what have we here hey! A little two...
Feature article on Minneapolis RABM band Changeling featuring reviews of all three releases and an extensive conversation with the band.
Make a small act of solidarity by purchasing this massive compilation!
With the new album Abreaction, AMIENSUS seem to take all of these seemingly disparate styles and combine them into a cohesive unity in which every element is pronounced and perfected.
I’m not sure what conjuration Teratolith are performing, but it is undoubtedly visceral and it is undoubtedly worth your time.
Video premiere for Dehumanized from The Tragedy of Mankind by xIronSharpensIronx
Trust me people, there’s a reason why this release has caught attention from two different labels.
The line up works very well, creating a dismal, post-apocalyptic sound, full of ominous intent.
One thing that really drew me in was the crunchy guitar riffs mixed with an underlying synth at times, and it makes it more dimensional, which adds to overall experience.
This album is dark imagination writ large.
I’m going to go ahead and say it from the get go. This album is fantastic.
Sedate drumming, melancholy and often repetitive riffing, simple chord structures are all beautifully done, and all help the purpose of the album, which is to highlight the raw pain of the vocals.