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VHS: We’re Gonna Need Some Bigger Riffs

July 1, 2019
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VHS: We’re Gonna Need Some Bigger Riffs

In a gruesome amalgamation of death metal, punk and thrash, VHS continue to terrorize graveyards and this time it is with their third full length titled We’re Gonna Need Some Bigger Riffs. This zombifying, vein draining offering features fourteen total tracks of flesh tearing savagery. From one track to the next you are greeted by nothing but brain masticating metal. Through this release, VHS marches through each offering at a torrid pace, aiming to claim your life only to reanimate you to make you a part of their ever growing horde of animated corpses.

To start their new wicked offering off, VHS greets you with Full Scream Ahead. Full Scream Ahead is an ambient intro that sounds like an opening credit sequence track of an 80’s horror movie. As the foreboding intro plays you become further and further immersed in the atmosphere, until it fades into obscurity only for you to become pelted by the remaining thirteen flesh devouring offerings. Once the intro does subside, you are subjected to one track after the next of terrorizing metal. Through this release, VHS does a great job of incorporating the numerous genres in which they employ to create a unique sound.

Within certain tracks you can hear influences from all of the genres they utilize and in other offerings you will catch a pure death metal influence, thrash, punk or even hair metal influence. Through We’re Gonna Need Some Bigger Riffs, VHS does a great job of mixing up their sound through each of thirteen tracks to provide you with an incredibly diverse and varied sound. Never are you to hear the same thing twice as VHS continuously shifts and shapes their sound to however they see fit. No matter what sound it is that you come across through whichever track, each one is just as heavy and face eating as the next.

Not only is each track within We’re Gonna Need Some Bigger Riffs spinal fluid draining heavy, but they are just as catchy and memorable. You will not leave your listen without each track becoming embedded in your brain like a parasite. Sooner rather than later you will have each cut rolling around in your head for quite some time. VHS has always struck a great balance between being as heavy as they can be with constantly providing entertaining and highly memorable tracks, and that certainly remains true with We’re Gonna Need Some Bigger Riffs.

VHS has done it once again with We’re Gonna Need Some Bigger Riffs as they offer up yet another heavy yet entirely memorable record. VHS continues to impress and continues to offer up a brand of metal that is entirely unique and incredibly entertaining.

We’re Gonna Need Some Bigger Riffs will be unleashed July 26 through Rotten Roll Rex for physical releases and HPGD Productions for the digital release. Pre-orders are available here and here.

Links To Follow:

VHS Facebook

VHS Bandcamp

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Possessor: Flight Of The Mutilator

June 24, 2019
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Possessor: Gravelands

In the name of horror, punk, sludge and more Possessor is set to unleash a brand new album by the title of Gravelands next month. In waiting in anticipation Possessor has unleashed an official music video for a track titled Flight Of The Mutilator from the upcoming album. Flight Of The Mutilator is a murky, sludge filled track that is sure to stick to your ribs. From the first few seconds onward you are greeted by massive rumbling bass lines that ultimately get sewn in with dense murky riffs. Dissonant fuzzed out vocals fly over top of the wall of dense sludge to complete the overall grimy sound. Flight Of The Mutilator is a fast up tempo track that gets your head nodding before you realize. It is an engaging and entertaining track that is easy to get in to. Not only that but this track will manifest itself within your brain for some time to come. This ghoulish offering is just the tip of the grave stone of what is to come from these horror hounds and is a great offering to set you up for the remainder of the release that is to come in just a little over one month.

Check out the official music video for Flight Of The Mutilator below!

The Dahmers: Creepiest Creep

February 12, 2018
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With an addicting combination of punk, horror, pop influences, rock ‘n’ roll among some others, The Dahmers create a sound that is hard to not want to listen to or stop listening to. Through Creepiest Creep, The Dahmers offer four brand new tracks that are incredibly memorable and as mentioned before, addicting. This fast four track offering goes by in the blink of an eye, but even through just one listen you will have each track mulling around in your brain for quite some time leading you to say, “just one more spin” that will eventually turn in to many. From the very first track on you are greeted with a fast paced amalgamation of genres that get your head nodding immediately.

The Dahmers do a great job of sucking you in to their vibrant world of wonders and horrors never to let you escape until you have burnt through the disc plenty of times. From the very first note you become trapped in their own world of darkness and horror from which you don’t really feel too inclined to escape from. With as dark and devilish as each track is, they are just as catchy and memorable as they leave a big imprint on your mind once you are done listening.

Each of the four tracks that appear on this offering are very well done and very well performed gifting you with an incredibly entertaining listen overall. There isn’t a track on this release that gets old or overstays its welcome as each of the four is unique in its own way. Creepiest Creep pulls you in taking you on a wild horror filled sonic punk adventure that captivates you grabbing your attention never to let it waver or wander. Creepiest Creep is one of those releases that you want to sit and listen to over and over again, and never does it get monotonous or boring as it remains just as entertaining through many listens as it did through the first.

Overall, Creepiest Creep is a very solid offering from these horror punk masters. This short but sweet offering entertains, makes your head nod and gets each track trapped in your mind for days to come.

Creepiest Creep will be released through Lövely Records April 27, 2018

Links to follow: 

The Dahmers Facebook

Lovely Records Official Website

Druid Lord: Grotesque Offerings

December 14, 2017
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Supplying you with a years worth of dread, horror and all things grotesque is Druid Lord, and slithering up from the crypt with them is their upcoming offering Grotesque Offerings. Pairing doom, death metal and all things horror, Druid Lord provide you with a sound that is raw, fear inducing and dripping with ooze and stagnant blood. As horrifying and terrifying as each of the ten tracks are on this effort, they are just as mesmerizing and enchanting. Druid Lord does a great job of catching your attention immediately after you press play. Even though the entire run time is around fifty minutes it never feels like a burden to listen all the way through and never once to you intend to leave the listen. Each track is captivating and bewitching and each track comes together in sickening harmony to present to you an unforgettable listen.

This macabre and dread inducing record is something to behold. Grotesque Offerings is monolithic as it presents to you ten ripping tracks that are chilling and stomach turning. Each track is just as sickening as the others and as a whole, Grotesque Offerings raises the hair on the back of your neck and makes you feel unsettled. The grim, slow burning and gnarled sound in which Druid Lord shovels out of your speakers makes you feel as though you are trapped in a nightmare from which you cannot find your way out of.

There is a dense, sinister and malevolent atmosphere that lingers above your head throughout Grotesque Offerings. This effort is truly menacing and a force to be reckoned with. Grotesque Offerings feels as though you are listening to a horror movie and not only that, but this release makes you feel as though you have been taken from the comfort of your own home and planted right in the middle of a horror film. The buzzing madness of the riffs, the blood curdling vocals, the cloaking atmosphere of misery and more come together to gift to you a skin crawling and horrifying listen.

The combination of death metal and doom on this record is damn near perfect as well. Druid Lord certainly isn’t afraid to step out of their realm of low and slow doom to provide you with faster paced face peeling death metal. Never do they lurch from one genre to the other as they work hand in hand to create a cohesive and disgusting sound that is all together addicting and intoxicating. The amalgamation of the two genres creates a wonderfully grim, dread filled and deadly tone that is so hard to get out of your head and out from underneath your skin.

Grotesque Offerings is pure madness as well as pure death and doom metal wizardry. This new effort from these shadow lurkers is truly something to behold and truly something to keep an eye out for. Come January this beast will be unleashed, and what a great way to kick off the new year. Be prepared.

Grotesque Offerings will be released through Hells Headbangers January 19, 2018

Take a listen to the track House of Dripping Gore from the upcoming release below!

You can find Grotesque Offerings  for pre-order on Bandcamp

Find Druid Lord on Facebook

Possessor: The Ripper

November 25, 2017
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Barreling out of your speakers as loud and fuzzed out as possible is Possessor with their brand new full length appropriately titled The Ripper. Sludge, thrash, punk, a dash of old-school doom and even more make up the fuzzed out, speaker bursting sound for Possessor. These gents don’t screw around with intros or outros and they certainly don’t provide you with fluff and or filler. The Ripper is one hundred percent metal through and through. Through nine brand new tracks you are gifted with venomous, thrashy, sludge filled metal that will end up blowing up your speakers. The Ripper is the type of record that needs to be cranked up as high as it possibly can and listened to with complete recklessness.

As mentioned above, Possessor doesn’t fuck around with fillers, or intros or anything of that nature. Once you press play you are immediately greeted with buzzing fuzzed out guitars and pummeling drumming, and throughout the rest of the record that is exactly what you can come to expect. The Ripper is a relentless slab of murky, sludge filled metal that you have a hard time not thrashing about to. Each track gets right under your skin and imprinted in your mind making this for an unforgettable listen. As heavy as each track is, they are equally catchy and highly intoxicating.

Possessor took what they did really well with Dead by Dawn and amplified that and even added in a few more elements to create an overall sound that is grimy, dirty, and just flat out heavy. The Ripper is filled with plenty of venom and more than enough punk and thrash attitude to put you in your place. Possessor make it well known that they are back with a thrashing mad release as they barrel straight out of a deep, dark cavern in hell and burst through your speakers from the get go. Once you lift your finger off of the play button you become under siege by hard hitting and hard rocking tune after tune.

Each track on this release is heavy, catchy, grime filled and down right sinister making The Ripper one hell of a good release. Each track greets your gnarled ears with an addicting fuzzed out sound that you can’t get enough of. This sonic wall of sludge filled madness is something to behold and something to listen to repeatedly until you just can’t stand it anymore. There isn’t a let down track on this record as each track is just as solid as the last and they just keep getting better and better the more that you listen.

The Ripper is a hard record to pass up on, and one that shouldn’t be passed up on. This should be a record that is on everyone’s list to listen to at the very least. The Ripper is highly entertaining, heavy, memorable, groovy, catchy and much more. You really can’t go wrong with The Ripper as it provides you with nine face melting tunes that get you head banging nearly immediately. This is a hard record to quit once you begin listening.

The Ripper is out now right and can be found here: https://possessor.bandcamp.com/album/the-ripper

 

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