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The Black Dahlia Murder is a band I’ve been following for quite a while after being invited to tag along to a concert of theirs back in the early 2000s. With each release the band consistently becomes stronger and more dynamic while never giving up that extreme edge that makes their earlier releases so kick ass. Their new single “Into the Everblack” looks to show that TBDM look to be embracing their death metal end fully with those kick ass guitar solos and leads still playing a major part of their style. I totally dig how vocalist Trevor Strand’s voice sounds to be becoming more refined with each release as he now sounds like a general of a hellspawn army. Great stuff. Hit play and get your headbang on! Enjoy!!! Peace Love and Metal!!!!
Everblack is out on June 11, 2013 through Metal Blade Records. Buy it up!
Posted by Irmelinis
A while ago, at the same time as Matt and Reggie, I posted my Top 100 All Time Favourite (Metal) Albums over at the forum The History of Metal on FB. It took a good amount of time and effort to put it together, but it was so much fun! My taste in metal is always changing, so the list will not always look the same. In fact, it’s already a bit different than it was when I first put it together and posted it on the forum seven months ago.
I tried to limit myself to three albums per band to make the list a little more diverse and interesting. I don’t really consider the ‘test of time’-factor when selecting what albums that will go on my list, instead I measure it by how strongly the album has affected me emotionally and how much/often it has helped me through both good and bad phases in my life. That’s why you can find quite a few newer releases among my favourites too.
#85 At The Gates – Slaughter of The Soul
This is still one of the best melodic death albums in the genre’s history. Relentless, heavy and guitar-oriented. At The Gates was a band that made melodic death metal what it is today. Too bad they broke up after this release.
Six Feet Under have been in the business a long time. Their first album, Haunted, was released in 1995 and for 18 years they have been creating Death metal with an emphasis on groove and mid-tempo based songs. In addition to their 10 studio albums, they have also released four compilation albums, an extended play, and three DVDs. They have been busy, but does that mean they have watered themselves down? In short, yes. Even as a fan, I felt many of their most recent released started to blend together and lacked individuality. If I took all of my favorite songs from them since 2003 and put them on a CD mix, I probably couldn’t tell you what album they came from. I never listened to Death Rituals, their 2008 studio album.
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Over on a forum I’m part (join up here)of a game was started where we would pick a person and try to find a song/band that they have never heard and would dig. Turned out to be pretty fun and lots of new music was discovered by all. One person tagged me with the song I chose as The Song of the Week, and boy is it a doozy. Take the funky styling of Dog Fashion Disco and blend it in with some Cannibal Corpse and you will get “Sick Boogie Murder” by Trepalium. I’ve gone on to check out some more stuff by the band and found them to be one hell of a great hidden gem with a really fun and unique take on the groovier side of death metal. Well worth checking out if you dig this tune, which honestly, you should. I mean who couldn’t love a death metal song with full on Louis Armstrong style scat vocals jazzing up the tune! Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!!
Posted by Irmelinis
It wasn’t until a couple of months ago I sat down to really listen to Anaal Nathrakh. I’ve heard many people say that they make very inaccessible music, but for some reason I have never experienced it that way. It’s a brilliant mix of black/death metal and grindcore with lots of hyperactive heaviness, strong choruses, relentless speed and extreme vocals (or noises if you will) that sound just right to me.
Something tells me this is not for everyone, it might even be a ‘love it or hate it’ band. But I wanted to share it with you because their music brings peace to my mind when I’m upset or frustrated and it gives me energy when I’m exhausted. It affects me in so many ways and I always feel stronger, both mentally and emotionally, after listening to one of their albums.
‘More Of Fire Than Blood’ is the third track from Anaal Nathrakh’s album In The Constellation of the Black Widow, released in 2009.
Does it piss you off when you discover you like a band only to find out they have been in action for almost 20 years? It makes me feel like I have been living under a rock or something. A few weeks ago, I was sent a promo of the re-issue of Jungle Rot’s first album, Skin the Living, and thought it was mighty cool. So, I reviewed it like a good blogger and now Terror Regime is their latest and greatest 8th album. I have so much to listen to. I guess it’s better late than never. This classic American Death metal band can shred. Here are my thoughts on the new album starting with my personal sensibility.
The Earth has yet to make one complete revolution around the sun since Six Feet Under’s last album, Undead. Now their next session of Death metal groove is set for release on March 19th (North America) and slightly earlier in other parts of the world. Not sure what prompted the short timeframe between albums; perhaps it has to do with yet more lineup changes. Undead is now being followed up with Unborn and after a couple listens to their first single…I dig it. Check out Zombie Blood Curse below and let me know how you feel about it.
If one could equate pain and suffering to music, I would compare Depopulate to a blistering death via Mustard gas. For Death metal fans, this is a good thing. Their EP doesn’t take long to get through, but by the time it’s over you will feel beaten and worn, as you should. The introduction to the album is the sound of someone getting hacked to pieces. If this is any indication of what the album has in store, you can stop now or keep listening. The thundering Deranged I Slice is the first track and is everything a Death metal song should be; brutal, full of blast beats, and anchored by guttural vocals. Of course, the album doesn’t let up from the first track. If it did, I would question whether or not Death metal would be the appropriate genre.
I love the haunting piano intro to Faceless Devastation. It’s a slow build up before the brutal riffs and drumming combined with gritty vocals kick in. It doesn’t take long to realize this music isn’t accessible metal. This isn’t for the casual listener. Your non-metal girlfriend isn’t going to like it. Mostly, it isn’t annoying like I find some newer generation metal bands to be. Under Blackened Skies is beyond scream bloody murder and looped heavy riffs. They are heavy through and through, but what you get in the middle are nice breakouts of talented guitar playing, an occasional melodic riff, and oh my God harmony. Thank you for that!
It’s hard to imagine what a band called Megascavenger is supposed to sound like. That is, until you hit play and it all makes sense. Basically, it’s the sweet melodic Death metal sounds of Sweden that pull it all together. Decent of Yuggoth is their first full length album topping out at about 37 minutes. Though it may not be a very long album, the sheer wickedness of the album is enough to leave the listener tired and worn accompanied with a sore neck from excessive headbanging…if that’s your thing.