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"Blacken the sky Can't stand to see the sun The truth of light Reveals the hatred that has won" – I Saw The End by Pallbearer

Lividity: Perverseverance

November 3, 2018
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It has been twenty-four solid years since the disturbing inception of Lividity, and within those twenty plus years these heathens have been laying waste with their vicious and insidious brand of death grind. With numerous EPs, splits and demos under their skin stitched belt, Perverseverance is their fifth full length. Within this lobotomizing offering you are greeted with twelve offerings of perverse and insanely twisted metal that is sure to leave you covered in bile, viscera and copious amounts of smegma. You would come to expect nothing other than pure barbarity from Lividity and that is exactly what they deliver. From beginning to end you are treated to a skull grinding and gut slitting offering that is as relentless as you would want it to be and as you would imagine it to be.

Lividity begin their new offering with a crowd chanting, “No means yes, and yes means anal”, just to give you a little vile taste of what is to come. After the chant for anal subsides, Lividity gets in to the putrid meat of their record as they mash their pike through your skull presenting you with gut grinding metal. Chunky riffs, ever bone splintering drumming and unearthly blood stained vocals pour from your speakers one second after another as Lividity marches forth providing you with something foul and grotesque. As each minute passes you become buried further and further underneath copious amounts of gore and fetid viscera. Perverseverance is relentless from beginning to end as it gifts you with twelve straight gut churning tracks.

The slaughtering never ceases as Lividity rolls from track to track greeting you with nothing but sharpened track after sharpened track that is ready to gut. Never are you treated to reprieve, even when there is an occasional audio clip attached to the beginning of certain tracks as those are just as perverse as the rampaging grind that comes afterward. These tracks are perverse, wretched and down right putrid as Lividity offers up some of the most sickening death grind.

With great musicianship coupled with solid song writing and production, Lividity offer up their best record to date. Perverseverance is a well crafted offering that treats you to brutalizing grind around every corner, leaving you asking for more and having you reach for the play button as fast as you can. Each track is a well constructed lobotomizing machine that gets you bashing your brain against your skull and cranking your neck until your spine curves. This is a wicked and well done release by the masters of perverse death grind.

Perverseverance will be released November 30, 2018 through Metal Age Productions.

Links To Follow:

Lividity Facebook

Metal Age Productions Bandcamp

Gridfailure: When The Lights Go Out Vol.II

October 31, 2018
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Not as in your face, yet still nightmarish, Gridfailure presents When the Lights Go Out Vol. II. This release from the noise outfit isn’t as in your face noisy as its previous efforts have been, but with that being said this offering is an atmospheric mind bender none the less. Through each record, Gridfailure paints nightmarish soundscapes and atmospheres that cloud your mind and take it through darkened corridors until it has shrunk back in to the darkest of recesses. When the Lights Go Out Vol. II is sinister and haunting through and through as Gridfailure once again creates spectral ambiance and industrial noise that captivates yet horrifies.

Gridfailure begins their new offering with a slow burning offering that sets the overall skin crawling tone. The four plus minute opener floods your speakers with haunting sounds right off the bat, infecting your mind with darkened reveries and visions of horror creeping out of the shadows. The opener sets the tone for what is to come, and what is to come is even more sinister noise offerings that contort your mind and raise the hair on the back of your neck. Gridfailure does a great job of captivating you from the very beginning never to let your mind wander too far from the labyrinth of noise in which they create.

This noise monger paces this release very well as they start you off slowly, burning away at a four minute track before delving deeper in to the ever quickening darkness. From the opener onward, Gridfailure provides you with atmospheric blasphemy that stretches your imagination and brings you in to a world devoid of light. From beginning to end, Gridfailure paints grim and sinister paintings with a wide brush of industrial noise, haunting atmospherics and spectral voices among other elements to create an overall darkened and chilling sound.

Through the five eight tracks that are present within this release, Gridfailure leads you down darkened corridors never to be able to escape until the final spectral voice has called out through the void. Each track flows nicely together creating a cohesive mesh of nightmares. Overall, When the Lights Go Out Vol. II is a solid release through and through as Gridfailure provides you with eight solid tracks of nothing but haunting noise.

When the Lights Go Out Vol. II  will be released tomorrow October 31.

Triple Kill: Age of Rebellion

October 19, 2018
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Throwing their proverbial hat in to the thrash ring in 2016, Triple Kill got the ball rolling with their 2017 EP titled The First Kill, and at just a little over one year later these heavy metal maniacs unleashed their debut full length Age of Rebellion. Packed with nine tracks of nothing but metal madness, Age of Rebellion is one hell of a release as it gets your neck twisting from the drop of the first full track onward. After a brief sub one minute intro, Triple Kill dives straight in to the heart of their sound providing you with nothing but pure, raw and face melting tunes that are incredibly infectious and memorable.

With this release, Triple Kill swings for the fences and knocks it out of the park. Each track on this offering is incredibly solid all the way around from the song writing to the production to everything else in between. There isn’t a lack luster track within this beast as each one charges forth with neck snapping intent only to provide you with some top notch heaviness for your sinister enjoyment. This is an undeniably memorable and intoxicating record that you will have each track imprinted on your mind after everything is all said and done. From beginning to end Age of Rebellion is purely entertaining without a track skipping a beat or leaving you bored making you come back for more thrash goodness.

With some thrash influences thrown in to the mix, Triple Kill offer up a face melting and incredibly furious sound that leaves your face to be only a puddle on the floor. These tracks are played with great intensity with the intent to gift you with an incredibly heavy and intoxicating listen, and god dammit they succeed. With tight musicianship that is brought to you by ever scorching riffs and earth blazing solos that are only to be backed by rapid fire drumming and soaring vocals that are not to be forgotten, you are treated to an excellently performed and crafted record that is not to be skipped over.

Each track on Age of Rebellion is a treat making you reach for the play button over and over again. Age of Rebellion is a stampede of heavy metal as Triple Kill rolls from one track to the next presenting you with stellar track after stellar track. There isn’t a weak point within this record as each of the nine tracks that are present here are so well done. This is a strong debut to say the least as Triple Kill really has knocked it out of the park with this record.

 

偏執症者 (Paranoid): Heavy Mental Fuck-Up!

October 17, 2018
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Displaying truly raw power, 偏執症者 (Paranoid) combines the likes of d-beat, punk and hardcore to create a raw, dissonant and unrelenting sound. Through twelve tracks you are greeted by a gritty and destructive sound that takes no prisoners. With ever buzzing riffs, searing solos, ever pounding drumming and vocals that are as hellish as you would like, 偏執症者 (Paranoid) provides you with a ripping and overall head banging listen that is hard to deny. Each track is an infectious and deadly romp that throws you back to the sound of the ancients as they gift you with a gritty and filthy sound that gets embedded in your mind for some time.

Heavy Mental Fuck-Up! blasts the dust off of your speakers right from the get go as they lay in with their opening scorching track never to look back as scorched earth lays in their wake. This release is a no holds barred barrage of sonic dissonance from beginning to end. Each track is an in your face assault, and as the page turns from one track to the next you are greeted with a similar uncompromising filthy sound that just sticks to your ribs. Heavy Mental Fuck-Up! is a blasphemous and unrelenting release as it is riddled with track after track of nothing but hellish metal.

偏執症者 (Paranoid) shifts from track to track quickly never to provide you with ample time to take any kind of breath. Heavy Mental Fuck-Up! suffocates you under its torrid pace as it rolls from track to track like a bulldozer over the dead. These twelve tracks are furious offerings that pepper you with hellish notes over and over again making you bang your head and twist your already crooked neck until it pops off. This is a highly entertaining and engaging listen from front to back as it has you holding your attention never to break it until you have to reach for the play button once more.

This gritty grave stomping release is just that. It is gritty, hellish and dark, but most importantly it is heavy and intoxicating. From beginning to end 偏執症者 (Paranoid) provides you with a great sound that is brought to you by sewing together punk, hardcore and d-beat to create an overall dissonant yet powerful sound that gets mashed deeply inside of your head. Heavy Mental Fuck-Up! is a memorable and engaging release that will surely please fans of each genre mentioned and then some.

Ye Goat-Herd Gods: Ashes Shall Be Made of Them

October 10, 2018
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Classifying themselves as just metal might be appropriate since Ye Goat-Herd Gods doesn’t quite fit in one single genre or another, and that is what makes them unique, incredibly memorable, diverse and varied. Incorporating numerous genres in to their sound, Ye Goat-Herd Gods creates a sound that is potent and highly addictive as you find yourself coming back for more listens. As punishing and blackened as their tracks can be, they are just as melodic and memorable as they infect your mind like a disease never to leave. From beginning to end, Ye Goat-Herd Gods provides you with ten straight tracks of nothing but melodic, atmospheric and punishing metal that drives you deep in to a seemingly endless darkness.

These purveyors of death don’t wait around to grace you with their blackened metal as they immediately set in with Ribspreader. This sickening track provides you with everything that Ye Goat-Herd Gods has to offer. It is dark, melodic and as heavy as you could want it providing you with the perfect neck twisting opener to an album that will surely make you bruise your brain against your skull many times over. From this opening track you can immediately tell that Ye Goat-Herd Gods has built off of their sound from their debut Becoming Flesh, as they are even more tightly knit and proficient.

From Ribspreader onward, you are treated to nine more tracks that play much the same way. Each of the following tracks are cohesive atmospheric and melodic marches toward death that ultimately burrow themselves deep in your brain never to vacate. Each track on this offering is so well performed and so well crafted that you almost have no other choice but to listen over and over again. Ashes Shall Be Made of Them is a well put together record, one that has great fluidity throughout making you stay for the entirety of the record and then some. From beginning to end you are treated to nothing but top notch metal.

Ashes Shall Be Made of Them has just about everything you could want. It is packed with melody, atmosphere, great musicianship, powerful shredding vocals, solid production and overall well constructed intense tracks one right after another. This is a certain step up from their last effort as this is an overall well rounded offering that just cannot be denied. Fans of black metal, death metal or just metal in general will find something here for them as this is just purely ten tracks of outstanding metal.

Ashes Shall Be Made of Them will be released October 31, 2018.

Clawing: Labour

September 30, 2018
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Totaling near thirty minutes, Labour is a track that is separated in to parts by spoken word that spin a harrowing tale of drug addiction and that the only thing that brings this person in the story any happiness is digging a hole. Labour is consuming, enveloping, atmospheric, ambient, harrowing, melancholy, gripping and so many more descriptors that could not do the weight of the music justice. Clawing has a great ability to draw you in to their music, gripping you tightly and bringing you along for the tale that they weave. This track is broken down exceptionally giving plenty of time to tell the tale as well as completely encompass you in the dark and melancholic ambiance that they provide.

As Labour swells up from out of the darkness, it begins with ambient noises of dirt being dug accompanied by melancholic guitar tones that comes complete with one striking line, “will you put me out to pasture?”. From here on, Labour creeps along at a slow burning pace, ever filling you with darkness and ever encompassing you in bitter, cold and mind breaking atmospheres and ambiance. This ambiance is filled with hopelessness, devoid of all light and humanity. As Labour marches forth, it guides you down darkened corridors, ever pressing your mind back in to the shadows, ever needling at your emotions, making you feel unsettled and uneasy.

Labour brings everything down to earth, as it spins a tale that hits close to home not only for me, but for many others out there. The overall sound of this release is one that represents a lot of emotion that goes along with dealing with addiction. It is dark, twisted, grounded, melancholic and terrifying all in the same. Clawing has presented something here that evokes a lot of the emotions that their track is trying to portray. Every note can be felt and the ambiance hangs over you like a darkened cloud never to fade until the final note has receded back into obscurity.

This is a great release, one that is grounded in reality and one that can hit home for a lot of people. The music overall is great, the noise elements, the ambiance, everything about it is well done. Mix that in with a story that hits you like a ton of bricks, and one that really evokes emotions that you may not have wanted to touch on, you get a release that really draws you in. Overall, Labour is a very solid release, one that should be heard.

Labour will be released October 31, 2018.

Gnaw Their Tongues & Crowhurst: Burning Ad Infinitum: A Collaboration

August 29, 2018
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Burning Ad Infinitum is like staring in to the maw of the void as it gnashes its gnarled and bloodied teeth, waiting to sink deep in to your psyche and flesh. This genre bending madhouse of a record brought to you by the ever twisted minds of Gnaw Their Tongues and Crowhurst, warps your mind and twists it in ways you never though imaginable. This nightmarish four track offering is a trek through never ending reeling darkness. This is not a split, this is a collaboration as Gnaw Their Tongues and Crowhurst mesh their own unique sounds together to present you with something wholly unique and never to be heard else where in this world.

This release is its own unique behemoth as Gnaw Their Tongues and Crowhurst weave their two wonderfully mind altering and chaotic styles together to create something that is nightmare inducing yet wholly addictive. Burning Ad Infinitum is a harsh and punishing release from beginning to end as it provides you with four lengthy dirges of psychotic mind breaking noise until the final metallic note has shot through the halls of madness. Riddled with influences from black metal, drone, doom, industrial and more, Gnaw Their Tongues and Crowhurst creates a sound unlike any other.

Sooner rather than later you get sucked in to the void and the more and longer that you listen the longer you want to stay and see what this release has to offer. Through only four tracks you are greeted to harsh and punishing noises that both creep up out of the abyss and startlingly grab you by the throat. Through industrial noises and through harsh sickening screams, these two bands present you with something that is truly terrifying and skin crawling. Each second of this offering is filled with sounds that are hellish and gruesome making you feel as though you are trapped within the mind of the insane.

This mind eating, ever contorting release is truly something to behold as it really is a monster all its own. There isn’t anything else out there like this as both Crowhurst and Gnaw Their Tongues inject their own creative stylings in to this offering to make it something that stands out prominently among the crowd. This is a dark, ever lurching and churning release that is just as addictive as it is unsettling.

Burning Ad Infinitum will be released August 31, 2018 through Crown and Throne Ltd.

You can pre-order this release right here.

Yovel: Hɪðəˈtu

August 23, 2018
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Hailing from Greece comes Yovel, and up from the underworld with them they come dragging their debut full length record Hɪðəˈtu. This release is a seven chapter offering that dives in to oppressiveness and in general is a record about the path from trauma to triumph. Each of the seven slabs of bubbling black metal within this release are harsh, atmospheric, captivating and as razor sharp as you would like them to be. With almost no time to breathe within each track, Yovel provides you with and entirely engaging, atmospheric and ever buzzing assault that captures your mind and takes it through the ever winding record that Yovel presents.

The first track within Hɪðəˈtu is titled Trauma, which is a two and half minute instrumental is filled with spoken word and picked guitar hymns, ultimately setting you up for the sonic assault that you are about to witness. Once Trauma fades back in to obscurity, Hɪðəˈtu really starts as Yovel ushers you in to their madness with dissonant riffs and ever raspy hellish growls. Hɪðəˈtu as a whole is dark and twisting record, one that takes you down harrowing corridors through seven tracks.

Each track is a well crafted offering that transition between full blown blackened assaults, and more near serene atmospheric moments that draw your attention in more and more. The balance that Yovel strikes between the two is great as each track provides you with both moments without lurching from one to another. The transitions are smooth, and with both the ever blasting and blaring sonic deafening and the more calm atmospheric moments, Yovel provides you with plenty of diversity through each track and throughout the entire record.

This is a release that certainly can captivate and have your mind wander through the chapters of its story over and over again. There is a lot of content packed within the seven tracks of this release and even so, Yovel execute to a tee. Hɪðəˈtu as a whole is a very solid debut outing for these Greek metal worshippers as each track is concise and never overstay their welcome, they are constructed and sewn together very well, the instrumentation is on point and the raspy steeped in malevolence vocals are strong and menacing. Packed all within forty minutes, you are provided with seven excellent tracks that are hard to deny.

RIPIS: Shadow Dies in Morning Light

July 6, 2018
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There are times that when you hit play on a record you almost immediately know that it is going to be something special and Shadow Dies In Morning Light certainly is. This four track release is captivating, weighty, mesmerizing and many more descriptors that can establish just how well done this record is. Upon pressing play, you immediately begin to get drawn in and enchanted by the melancholic sludge filled sounds that pour through your speakers. From one song to the next you are greeted with incredibly powerful and potent doom laden sounds that hook you right from the very beginning never to let your attention deviate.

Each of the four tracks that are present within Shadow Dies In Morning Light are wonderfully crafted murky offerings of top notch doom. You can’t help but to be drawn in and captivated by the foggy buzzing sounds that RIPIS provides. Each track is solid from beginning to end providing you with a well rounded, cohesive and all together impressive sound.

These tracks are weighty and you can feel them hit you one by one like waves crashing over you. Shadow Dies In Morning Light is weighty for more than just the fact that the music itself is heavy, but because of the lyrics as well. The lyrics within this release are vulnerable and striking making connections with whomever it is that listens. The lyrics much like the musicianship are well crafted and beautiful, ultimately drawing you in more and more to stay for more and more listens.

Shadow Dies In Morning Light is a wondrous release, one that you can melt in to and really sit down and listen to over and over again. You never feel the length of these tracks as you end up being entirely enchanted by what RIPIS has to offer, and ultimately one listen turns to many. This is an incredibly well done record as it is engaging, thoughtful, vulnerable and much more. Shadow Dies In Morning Light is an absolute triumph for RIPIS as this is a fantastic release through and through.

Check out the official video for the title track below!

Links To Follow:

RIPIS Bandcamp

RIPIS Facebook

Woorms/A Hanging Split

June 14, 2018
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In a complete murky mixture of sludge and punk noise, Woorms storms out of the gate with the first track of four within the new split release with A Hanging. The Math Says Yes is the title of the track and it is engaging and hypnotic right out of the gate. Woorms subtly leads you in to their noisy brand of murky punk until they finally hit you in the jaw with their full fledged sludge punk fusion. The Math Says Yes is a heavy easy to head bang to track that grips you right from the get go only to take you on an incredibly entertaining and heavy sonic exhibition. This track is addicting and certainly leaves an imprint on your mind as you will have this track rattling around in your head for some time. Over the course of the five minutes in which this track plays, you become submerged in grimy riffs that are backed by a solid drum performance and yelled vocals that bounce off the walls of your skull. The Math Says Yes is a noisy and engaging offering that is easy to get in to and it works as the perfect first track to this four track split.

The remaining three tracks of this split belong to A Hanging who fuse thrash and hardcore together to create an all together chaotic and furious sound. A Hanging start you off with their first track Graft, which is a neck snapper of an opener for their half of the split. Graft rampages on propelled by intensity and a pure ferocity. The remaining two tracks that follow in the footsteps of Graft are just as neck bending and furious as they provide you with a raw and chaotic sound that is hard to shake. Each of the three tracks that A Hanging provides for this split fuse hardcore and thrash elements perfectly to create an overall explosive and bombastic sound that snaps your head back without warning. A Hanging is relentless in their sonic assault as they mash the pedal through the floor and take you on a wild metallic life endangering ride. With sharp riffs and ever punishing drumming that are backed by furiously yelled vocals, you are provided with something that is sure to sear itself in your brain and give you gnarly whiplash.

Overall, this split between these two noise merchants is highly entertaining and explosive. Each band offer something unique and ultimately neck bending heavy making this to be a well rounded and well executed split between both bands.

This split will be released June 16, 2018 through HOSPITAL and Paranoize Records.

You can pre-order this split here and here.

Links To Follow: 

Woorms Facebook

A Hanging Facebook

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