Tue, 21 October 2014
Usually super-produced melodic is like, disGUSting to me, but not in the case of At The Gates. They are as filthy and evil as any raw band, and this is the only follow-up to Slaughter of the Soul that could have been released.
The Conspiracy Of The Blind: At The Gates (Sweden) (0:28-3:45)
Finnish Swallowed is part weird, part awesome.
Reverence Through Darkness: Swallowed (Finland) (5:22-12:09)
Horrendous mixes a lot of different stuff in with its death, including occult and atmosphere.
Monarch: Horrendous (Philly) (12:55-16:47)
Of course, occult from Occultation.
All Hallow’s Fire: Occultation (NYC) (17:39-23:02)
One of the best 2-piece hardcore-influenced brutal metal out there. They were my last year’s best 2 piece, and there was some hella competition
Combine Desecration: Cara Neir (Dallas) (23:51-25:42)
Massive eccentric black noise with an awesome band name.
Ad Ban Ed No: Captainpopaptain (Germany) (27:12-31:44)
Torrid Husk is large, but not boring and over-produced. Death metal and black metal here, and post-metal.
And Ballasted the Elk: Torrid Husk (West Virginia) (32:17-40:41)
Proggy and expertly produced.
Discotheque: Kruger (Switzerland) (41:26-47:35)
This 2 piece will remind you of 80’s goth; very dark ambient.
Torture of Fire: Menace Ruine (Montreal) (49:01-54:09)
Northless members continuing in their style of heavy post-metal.
The Word of God: Lotus Ash (Milwaukee) (54:53-END)