Tue, 8 December 2015
It doesn’t surprise me that Cloak of Altering and Gnaw Their Tongues are connected. They both came out with some of the most dense, bizarre, horror, avante-garde-infused-assault metal this year. You know, the usual.
-3.003486962(6)+ 10-66: Cloak of Altering (Netherlands)(0:28-7:19)
Hot sweaty, I mean, Swedish doom.
Fornjot: Mammoth Storm (Sweden)(8:47-16:58)
Evil Australian-bleached death metal in a shot glass of prog.
Fertile Crescent: Ur Draugr (Australia)(17:37-24:58)
Scorpion Child is finally coming out with their second album early next year. This is their first release which makes ya salivate fo’mo’. They are all-American rockers.
She Sings, I Kill: Scorpion Child (Austin)(26:01-31:01)
Luminous Vault started off as anonymous. My guess was that they were doing a study on how reputation affects record sales. They are members of Artificial Brain and Castevet, mixing up a blend of romantic death metal.
Deliver the Wound: Luminous Vault (NY)(32:14-37:01)
LA!! Sonic Medusa is SO frigging LA, boasting of celebrities and glam. I am waiting for the full album, this is the LA-mix of NWOBHM, done so well by some cute old guys who know how to sing and play guitar. This ain’t some kids and it shows.
Cold Wind: Sonic Medusa (LA)(37:48-44:16)
Female vocalist shines in this filthy band from Toronto.
Rejection Is Agony: Antibody (Toronto)(44:44-50:35)
Dopelord went to see UFOMAMMUT live, is my theory. They have pulled elements of space and stoner bliss into their swampy sludge.
Distant Lights: Dopelord (Poland)(51:00-57:59)
Italian angular dissonance from Lamantide.
Immortalis Lapis: Lamantide (Italy)(58:16-1:02:01)
Relentless fucking drone from the drone gods themselves.
Kannon 2: Sunn O))) (Seattle)(1:02:42-END)
Behind My Vocals: CRYSEHD, Kid Machine, BALevolent Virtue, Lowghos, Time Travel, Cryocon, VHS Dreams