Chicago metal outfit Lord Mantis is about to drop their third full-length on April 29th via Profound Lore, and this new track of theirs sets quite a tone.
I first heard of this band a year or so ago when they dropped Pervertor, which was a pretty intense set of blackened sludge songs. Intense, yes, but not all that memorable. However, I’m finding “Body Choke” to be much more gripping, abrasive, and heavy. Man, this track weighs a ton. It’s like slowly being crushed, and might give that new Indian album a run for it’s filthy, disgusting money.
To add to the insanity, this thing is almost nine minutes long, and pummels throughout. Enjoy!
New York’s Artificial Brain comes through with a galactic take on technical death metal on their debut album.
The latest full-length album from the previously mentioned Mantar is now available for streaming via the widget embedded above.
Various shades of metal play into this ten tracks on this record: death, black, sludge, doom. And some of the riffs here have a faint rock ‘n’ roll vibe as well. Mantar certainly shows off a lot of diversity for a “band” that’s only got two members. Their exclusion of bass guitar doesn’t stop this record from sounding heavy as hell either.
While there isn’t exactly a lot of subtlety or layering going on here because of the stripped back instrumentation, Mantar’s infectious grooves and manic vocals still bring a lot to the table. Enjoy!
While I wouldn’t call myself a fan of the experimental metal duo The Body, I have to admit I admire their will to wildly experiment with each new release they put out. With previous releases incorporating choral groups and massive riffs, it would seem electronics are now a logical direction to move in, and the band has brought on music producer Bobby Krlic to make this happen. Assuming the darker side of underground music is your forte, you might already be familiar with Bob’s work under the name The Haxan Cloak. In my opinion, he dropped one of the more terrifying dark ambient records of last year, and he’s bringing a lot of those industrially tinged aesthetics to this new body song as well, “Hail To Thee, Everlasting Pain.” Stream it via the widget above, and look out for this new Body album on April 1st via RVNG Intl. The Title: I Shall Die Herer, of course!
A series of brief reviews dealing in records I didn’t get a chance to do a full review over the past month. Here, I touch down on the latest records from Dum Dum Girls, Warpaint, Cities Aviv, Alcest, Young The Giant, and more! Thank you for watching!
Metal duo Mantar drops the crushing and raw “White Nights,” which is a track from the duo’s forthcoming debut album on Svart Records. The title: Death By Burning. Charming, eh?
The LP is dropping next month, and features some heavy production showcasing a seamless blend of doom, sludge, black metal, and more. The music is dark, the vocals are raw, and the riffs are ferocious. Stream “White Nights” above, and twiddle your thumbs while this album gets ready to drop.
The Massachusetts rock outfit MONOLITHS. has a pretty diverse set of covers on this new Bandcamp release they’ve recently dropped, and Death Grips ranks among the handful of artists these guys decided to cover. Their song of choice: “No Love,” which is one of the more frighteningly aggressive tracks off the experimental hip hop trio’s NO LOVE DEEP WEB. Even though the verse riffs seem to be off tempo a tick, it’s a pretty interesting rendition. Enjoy!
Murmur’s self-titled sophomore album is a impressively executed fusion of black metal and progressive rock.
As I said, the new Indian album is shaping up to be slow, sludgy, noisy, and bleak. Just give a listen to the latest track to drop from their next LP, From All Purity, which is dropping on Jan 17th via Relapse. While the track doesn’t feature much in the way of musical variation, there is something hypnotic and tension-building about the slow, methodical approach the song takes. The vocals are pretty wretched as well. Enjoy!