Connecticut sludge/noise outfit Stone Titan has followed up their recently released full-length debut with a new EP of tracks that you can stream via the widget above. It’s heavy, feedback-filled, and in your fucking face. Enjoy! Also, catch a review of the band’s latest release below:
The experimental, tortured, and chilling metal duo known as The Body drops a new music video for a cut on their forthcoming album on Thrill Jockey Records, Christs, Redeemers. “An Altar of a Grave consists of the band’s trademark crushing riffs and blood-curdling shrieks. There are also some pretty eerie female chorus vocals, which have played a notable role on the band’s previous efforts as well, but the video attached to this track is a murky underwater ride through what makes the Body such a twisted musical project. Enjoy!
After a blood-curdling scream is when Prosanctus Inferi really kicks their new album off, Noctambulous Jaws Within Sempiternal Night, which a heavy-as-hell record that features plenty of blast beat drums, gruesome vocals, and some grimy lead guitars from this San Francisco-based outfit. Stream this sophomore record of theirs via the widget above, and enjoy!
While Autopsy is sounding much heavier on The Headless Ritual, these death metal veterans just didn’t seem to put in the songwriting effort that they did on their last full-length, Macabre Eternal.
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San Francisco-based doom/progressive/noise outfit Grayceon just released a new EP yesterday for free on Flenser Record’s bandcamp page. This is certainly one of the most exciting pieces of progressive metal I’ve heard this year. If you’re a fan of dreamy, ethereal vocals being layered on top of sludge riffs, unpredictable time-signature and instrumentation changes, and a general sense of adventurousness within the confines of heavy music, give these guys a listen.
Here is some truly dirty stoner rock with a lot of influence from doom metal. This sound is brought to you from solo artist Judd Madden who hails from Melbourne, Australia.
The tracks on Artesian feel thick and absolutely oozing with a pumping ominous style that makes every track feel like a behemoth in stature. Not only does it have flair, but it holds some intense and solid grooves that are impossible not to get lost in at times. The progressions are slow, although, it is deliberate since it allows Madden to add many layers to the tracks and show his adept skill at a large variety of instruments.
You can get the album right now for any price, so how can you really go wrong?
Nadja is a ambient doom metal duo who hail from Toronto, although, it began as solo project of Aidan Baker.
The duo has a startlingly full sound that can easily encompass an entire room with the heavy drones of the guitar and dramatic volume shifts. It creates an entrancing musical experience which is the clear marker of a job well done when it comes to a genre such as this. The heavier aspects combined with the ambient shoegaze elements creates a sound that I can only describe as horrible nightmarish fever dream, but in a good way. There are some extremely menacing sounds here that seem to just drone on forever in a lot of cases, again, that’s a good thing in this scenario.
The legendary Swedish doom metal band Candlemass have a new record out bearing the exceptionally metal title Psalms For the Dead. The single “Dancing In The Temple Of The Mad Queen Bee” is a highlight, despite (or perhaps because of) its silly title. The vocals and lyrics are pretty campy, but the instrumentation is heavy and relentless, with chugging guitars that just beg to be headbanged too. At slightly under four minutes, the track is pretty brief by doom metal standards, but it’s packed full of fleet-fingered solos and exciting, unpredictable changes in dynamic. Pick up Psalms For The Dead on the official Candlemass website, and stream the single above.
The North Carolina metal band Hour Of 13 have a new record on the way, 333. One particular highlight is the 8-minute epic “The Burning,” a chugging, highly melodic slice of traditional doom metal with some great riffs and vocals that evoke the classic British heavy metal bands of the 70s and 80s. This is definitely a throwback to an aged style of metal, but Hour of 13 manages to throw enough interesting melodic ideas together over the lengthy runtime that it feels fresh and sincere. Grab your air guitar and stream “The Burning” above. 333 is up for preorder from Earache Records.