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Soul Attrition: Vashon Rain

June 22, 2018
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Fitting genres together like pieces to a puzzle, Soul Attrition fits together elements of doom, sludge, grunge, post-metal and others to create an overall well rounded and memorable sound. Vashon Rain comes complete with seven tracks of emotive and gripping metal that you are surely to be enchanted by. The overall sound that emits from your speakers is haunting, melodious, gripping and near dream like as Vashon Rain puts you in a trance from beginning to end. From the very beginning of this release Soul Attrition does a great job of grabbing you by your arms and dragging you in to their dream like enchanting soundscapes until the release has concluded.

Each of the seven tracks that are present here within this release are well written murky offerings that grab a hold of you and keep your attention all throughout. With the majority of the seven tracks running over five and seven minutes-save for the title track-it allows Soul Attrition to completely build their wondrous soundscapes and unsettling atmospheres. Each track is winding and twisting never really giving you an indication as to what you are about to hear next. Ever flowing and ever shifting, each track is unique and memorable in their own way making this to be an intriguing and captivating listen.

Through ever heavy and crunching riffs come clean and often haunting vocals. Soul Attrition supplies droves upon droves of murky riffs in which you become buried under sooner or later. Each track drives forth with darkened atmospheres and an overall sludge filled tone that will be rattling around in your skull for some time. The musicianship through each track is well done as is the ever melancholic and haunting atmosphere. Soul Attrition doses out the heavy when needed, but also doses out plenty of melodious passages that are intertwined with thick emotive atmospheric tendencies when needed. Each track is crafted well providing you with an entertaining and easy to get in to record.

Vashon Rain is an overall very solid record that supplies you with seven very unique and memorable tracks. This is a record that you can listen to on repeat over and over again without tiring. This is a great debut for Soul Attrition as this release is a well rounded offering that offers up heaps of entertainment and memorable tunes to jam out to.

Vashon Rain will be released July 13, 2018.

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Pious Levus: Beast of the Foulest Depths

June 12, 2018
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Joining one punishing sound with another, Pious Levus brings forth an aural assault all their own. Beast of the Foulest Depths is eleven straight tracks of church burning mayhem. Pious Levus end up entombing you under droves of malicious metal. One track rolls right in to the next never giving you room to move or breathe. From beginning to end, Beast of the Foulest Depths is an explosive and flesh stripping release. This release is forceful to say the least as it sets in immediately not letting you prepare for the unrelenting assault that you are about to witness.

No intros, no outros, no fluff or filler can be found here as what you get is an unrelenting and ever ceaseless metallic assault. Each of the eleven tracks within this record are not lengthy ones, but even so they pack an incredible and vicious punch. Beast of the Foulest Depths is a venomous and life threatening listen. From beginning to end you are subject to controlled chaos as Pious Levus ladles their most blistering and blackened brand of metal upon you.

Beast of the Foulest Depths is an unholy and violent release backed by scythe like riffs, larynx shredding screams and ever blistering and skull blasting drumming. These sinister tracks are just that as they disregard the listeners life to provide you with an incredibly violent and volatile listen. From the opening track Pious Levus firmly plant their blade against your throat never to lift it until the final track has concluded.

This is a ripping, tearing and soul harvesting release that isn’t to be trifled with. Each track is just as violent and life threatening as the last. These eleven blackened rituals are monstrous and aim to tear you limb from limb leaving you in a cold pool of blood. Beast of the Foulest Depths is raw, skin blistering, heavy, malicious and more creating an all around solid record from beginning to end.

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Nomura/Nulla+: Impronte/Lacrime

June 4, 2018
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Loud, aggressive, in your face, rough around the edges and ultimately head caving is what you get when you listen to Impronte/Lacrime, the new split between Nomura and Nulla+. Each band’s foundation is in black metal but they combine elements of punk and hardcore in to their overall noisy blasphemous sound to provide you with a neck twisting and entirely ballistic sound. Within this split you become subject to five tracks that amount to only eighteen minutes, but within those short minutes you become accosted from all sides by a furious metallic onslaught.

First up to wear down the rest of your already gnarled ear drums is Nomura with two tracks titled Salice (Part I) and Salice (Part II). Nomura incorporates more hardcore than punk in to their otherwise blackened sound providing you with an overall sound that is equivalent to a punch in the mouth. Salice (Part I) starts off slowly and builds in to a noisy and punishing track that gets your head banging right out of the gate. With ever stomping drumming and ever blood curdling raspy screams, Nomura bombastically starts this split off. As Salice (Part I) progresses it descends in to blasting madness for nearly the remainder of its five minute run time before slowing things down once again only to lead you directly in to Salice (Part II).  Part one  bleeds directly in to the second part which begins much the same way. The second part of the track starts off slowly as the first did, slowly building with ominous guitar tones and vocals until finally blowing its lid off around the one and a half minute mark. Around this time Nomura treats you to a mid tempo romp that is heavy and neck bending as barreling drumming stomps through your speakers and those familiar raspy cries force their way through the metallic madness. This track continues its mid tempo onslaught until the final gnarled note has rang through. Each of the parts that Nomura offers to this split are well performed and crafted gifting you with an ultimately heavy opening for what is left to come.

The last three tracks of this split belong to Nulla+. Instead of hardcore, Nulla+ weaves punk in to their blackened foundation greeting you with an altogether in your face assault that does not back down until the split has concluded. Each of the three tracks by Nulla+ are savage yet short onslaughts that grate on your ear drums and get your spine and neck twisting in a hurry. The overall sound in which Nulla+ bombards you with is rough around the edges, unhinged and purely barbaric. These heathens don’t stop for a soul as they rampage onward through track after blistering track of punk infused black metal. From their first track on it is pure mayhem and carnage as each track is completely unhinged and pure sonic madness. With furiously yelled vocals that are coupled with ever spastic drumming and equally frantic riffing, you are treated to something that is heavy and head spinning all the same. From track one on, Nulla+ is unapologetically in your face as they ram their brand of blasphemous metal in to your brain. These three tracks are short but they are punchy, heavy and the embodiment of chaos making Nulla+’s three tracks entirely entertaining yet detrimental.

All in all, Impronte/Lacrime is an entertaining split as Nomura and Nulla+ offer up five tracks of pure entertaining, blasphemous and head splitting metal.

Jyotisavedanga: Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum

May 31, 2018
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Keeping war metal the foundation, Jyotisavedanga splice the genes of numerous genres to sew them together to create something that is entirely unsettling, depraved and unique. Jyotisavedanga ignore genre boundaries within their debut full length Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum as they usher forth six tracks of mind warping and ear drum destroying tracks upon you. Jyotisavedanga make their presence very well known throughout this release as each track is a chaotic and forceful sonic endeavor that is life endangering and incredibly explosive. Jyotisavedanga mix their metallic juggernauts with light devouring atmosphere to make their release that much more dangerous and foreboding.

Jyotisavedanga begin their release with Distress Signal_Source Unknown, a static filled distress call that is as eerie and discomforting as you could possibly imagine. Right from the get go this track sets the foreboding and ominous tone that will follow throughout the remainder of the record. Immediately Jyotisavedanga make you feel uncomfortable and unwelcome and right then you know that you are in for something that is sinister. After the distress call you are treated to an all out aural assault by the name of Quantum Integers Systematic Deduc. This track rampages forth from the onset providing you with a grinding madhouse of a track that accosts you on all sides until you are beaten in to a bloody pulp.

The tracks that follow Distress Signal_Source Unknown follow the pattern of Quantum Integers Systematic Deduc as each one presents you with a raw and completely monstrous sound. Each track is unrelenting and dehumanizing as each one stampedes forth with murderous and malevolent intent. Never can you escape the blistering chaos that Jyotisavedanga dishes out as they roll from one track to the next never giving you a moments reprieve. Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum is a blitzkrieg of a record as it lasts for only a half hour, but that half hour can seem like an eternity once you become sucked in to the life consuming vortex that Jyotisavedanga has created.

While each track is a flesh tearing offering, each track is steeped in malevolent and blackened atmosphere as well. The atmosphere that Jyotisavedanga creates is soul stealing and incredibly venomous. It consumes light and submerges you in pure bitter darkness for the entirety of Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum’s run time. On all fronts, Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum is a vicious and monstrous record. Once you press play you become trapped within the ever expanding vortex that these heathens have created. This is an unsettling, harsh, punishing and warped release that you just won’t be able to stop listening to.

The unique blend of numerous genres here works so well. This record is cohesive, well crafted and well  written providing you with one hell of a unique, heavy and incredibly intoxicating listen. This debut for Jyotisavedanga couldn’t have come out any better than it did as this is one excellent record.

Thermogravimetry Warp Continuum will be released June 6, 2018 through Larval Productions.

Check out the track Bilateral Indexing Theory below!

Links To Follow: 

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Larval Productions Official Site

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ISA: Chimera

May 23, 2018
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Psychedelic, technical, riddled with death and dream like soundscapes as well as a smattering of haunting atmospheres for good measure ISA takes you on a complete journey. Chimera is the name of the record and it holds eleven hallucinatory tracks that steal your mind away and have it wander through continuous, vibrant and vast soundscapes all throughout. This release plays as one long track broken up in to parts and the way in which ISA has woven each of the parts together to create a cohesive sound is great. Your dream like trance is never broken while listening through Chimera as each track bleeds in to the next continuing your venture through soundscape after soundscape.

Chimera is unique, dynamic and fresh. This isn’t straight forward death metal by any means as ISA incorporates many sounds and elements in to their sound to create something wholly unique. While there are many elements at play throughout this release, nothing becomes dizzying or lost in the fray. Everything here works in harmony to create a mind bending and hallucinatory sound that keeps you enchanted. ISA changes ever so effortlessly from dark, grim death riddled passages to near serene dream like passages that take your mind further and further away from you. One moment you can be subject to harsh blast beats and manic screams and the next you are treated to a calming atmospheric acoustic sound. Never does ISA lurch from one to the next and back again as they keep everything fluid and cohesive.

The overall sound that ISA gives off is mesmerizing to say the least. Chimera certainly is a record that you can get lost within for some time. This offering has a great ability to steal you away from the world for its run time and let you bask in all of its technical, progressive and atmospheric glory. It is easy to sit and listen to this record over and over again and it is an easy record to want to sit and listen to. None of the eleven songs over stay their welcome as they fade out in to obscurity before the next track fades in to existence and your dream continues on.

Chimera is a well rounded release, one with great musicianship, great atmospheric qualities, interesting progressive tendencies and much more. Chimera engages you right from the get go never to let your mind out of its atmospheric clutches until the very end. This is a fluid, cohesive, well rounded, heavy, atmospheric and down right great release all around. Chimera is a mind contorting effort that sticks with you once you are done listening only for you to come back to experience it again and again.

Links To Follow:

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Valyria: Into The Dying of Time

May 17, 2018
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In wonderful harmony, death metal and power metal meet to create an atmospheric, magical, wondrous and yet face peeling and flesh picking sound that isn’t to be forgotten. Through the seven tracks that are harbored within Into The Dying of Time, Valyria create wondrous atmospheres and soundscapes all while shredding your skin to bone. Power metal and death metal would seem as though it would create a chaotic mix of metal that doesn’t sound like one genre or the other. However, what Valyria does here so well is combine both genres and incorporate elements from both so well and so seamlessly that you are presented with a great, varied and all around cohesive sound.

The sounds that emit from your speakers are grand and epic to say the least. Valyria provide you with powerful track after powerful track that captivates your mind and lets it roam through the vast soundscapes that Valyria create. Neither death metal nor power metal take away from one another as they work in wondrous harmony to present you with something that is unique, fresh and ultimately incredibly memorable. From the drop of the first note you very quickly realize that you are in for something special here with Into The Dying of Time.

This release is gripping and incredibly engaging as it grabs your attention immediately never to let it go. Into the Dying of Time is a release that you will find yourself coming back to again and again to get your fill. Every track here is tightly knit, well constructed and riddled with enough atmosphere to get you lost among it all. Each track is highly entertaining and intoxicating and before you know it you are under the spell of Valyria belting the lyrics out right along with the vocalist.

Never do you get the same sound out of these guys as they are constantly shifting and changing their sound. From minute to minute you don’t fully know whether you will be hit with barbaric death metal onslaughts or whether you will be swept away to a far off land with the stylings and atmospheric tendencies of power metal. The combination of the two genres here is wonderful as they work in cohesion to present you with a well rounded, incredibly atmospheric and heavy sound that you aren’t soon to forget.

Whether you are a fan of power metal or death metal, there is something here for you, and if you are a fan of both then this release is a must. Into The Dying of Time is an excellent offering as it combines two great genres to create an overall fresh and unique sound. This isn’t a release to be passed up. Well done Valyria, you majestic bastards.

Into The Dying of Time will be released tomorrow May 18, 2018!

Check out two great tracks titled Steel Inquisition and The Crossing below!

Urarv: Argentum

May 17, 2018
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With black metal like riffs, howled vocals, an unmatched intensity and an overall sinister atmosphere, Urarv seem just like any other black metal band on the surface. However, that certainly is not the case as there is something that is different, unique and all around unsettling about them. Urarv are not black metal nor do they belong in any other sub genre of metal as they create a wicked, intense and grim sound all their own. They are harsh, punishing, atmospheric, schizophrenic in style as they never present you with the same sound twice even within one song. Urarv’s sound is eclectic, intriguing and ever twisting to present you with a sound that is all together odd yet gripping.

Argentum begins with the opener Ahaman Inikak Mo, a track that is filled with didgeridoos and unsettling chanting arising from the ever blackening abyss. From there, Urarv roll onward in to their next track Krakekjott which stampedes out of hell right from the get go blasting you with that familiar cold black metal intensity. Kraketjott is probably the one track on this release that resembles what black metal traditionally is. Beyond this point, Urarv delve deeper in to their more experimental and mind bending side, taking you on an odd sonic journey through the wonderfully weird and unique soundscapes that they create.

You can certainly expect the unexpected from Urarv as they never stick to one sound as they bounce around endlessly and tirelessly providing you with a sound that is hard to pin point. Each track is incredibly different from each other giving you an eternity of variety to listen to and listen for. Each listen will flesh out something new that you may not have heard before, and with each listen you will just want to continue listening. Through six tracks, Urarv snake and wind their way through excellently crafted tracks to gift you with an equally excellent and unique listen.

Argentum constantly twists in directions that you may not have thought off throwing you for loop after loop. Once you feel as though you have it figured out, Urarv send you spiraling again keeping you guessing as to what you are about to be subject to. Argentum isn’t a normal record by any standards and that is exactly what makes it stand out. Argentum makes you feel unsettled as it lurches forth, twisting and writhing between its many sounds offering you something odd and intriguing to remember and revel in. Overall, Argentum is a great record as each track is wonderfully crafted and executed with solid musicianship, manic vocals and a raw production that brings everything together nicely.

Argentum will be released through Svart Records June 1, 2018.

 

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