Inverloch, a new death/doom band that is releasing a 3 song EP on April 10th entitled “Dusk | Subside“, has recently put out one of their songs on Pitchfork for your listening pleasure. Shadows of the Flame is no joke, the song is heavy, catchy and has a cool ultra slow part with a blasting snare drum and some beast vocals. I highly recommend giving this song and this band a try. Very good death/doom metal coming from these guys.
This week we tone down the guitars, slow down the percussion and tell the mad vocalist to take a hike and replace them with incredibly talented singer/guitarist/song writer Chelsea Wolfe. Her style may not be exactly “metal” but she has this goth/doom presence about her and the music she puts out is unlike anything else that I listen to. Her voice is simply, beautiful. It’s gives you goosebumps, it makes you feel the music and if you are like KeepItWolfSon, it makes you fall in love over and over.
Enjoy Chelsea Wolfe. Grab a cup of coffee, smoke a bowl and kick the fuck back. Grab a loved one and dance around. Feel the music…it’s very unique. Visit her Facebook and Twitter for updates, news and random shit. Also, visit her official site!
Do you like your music to be a trippy experience that is similar to the pot smoke filled practice spaces of old school rock and roll n doom metal bands of yesteryear? Well if you do maybe you also like howling growling black metal-esque vocals laid over the stoned out riffs? If so well then holy fuck Horseback has exactly what you need. I feel high and I haven’t smoked in months…this song is quite moving. Simple yet very good.
Get high to some Horseback with their new song “Ahriman” from their new album “Half Blood” set for release on May 8th through Relapse Records.
Black metal usually is best when it comes from the northern European countries. Very rarely do you hear of an amazing black metal act from the United States. Well from the quiet state of New Hampshire comes a blackened force so loud and full of doom you will be flabbergasted at what you’ve heard. Vattnet Viskar provides us with some of the best black metal/doom so far this year and their label, Broken Limbs Recordings, just put out their latest journey through time and space; life and death. The 3 song EP will not disappoint and the talent from these gentlemen is unimaginable. They are within a genre that is currently flooded with bands trying to imitate and perfect a certain sound yet Vattnet Viskar stands above the rest with their frantic howls and seemingly daunting guitar work. It’s good shit and it’s this weeks Wreckommendation!
For fans of Woods of Ypres, Abigail Williams, Agalloch & other epic blackened ambient doom metal acts of the sort.
April 10th, Job For A Cowboy will be releasing their newest album entitled “Demonocracy” on Metal Blade Records and hopefully it will be sorta like how JFAC sounded on their last EP, “Gloom“. They have evolved from one of deathcore’s pioneers to now a pretty god damn good death metal band. They’ve ditched endless breakdowns and replaced them with more riffs and something meaningful and hopefully Demonocracyis a continuance of this evolution. I believe this album will blow us all away.Well, at least I hope it will.
As for the artwork, the colors are vivid yet eerie with what is going on. The imagery captures what JFAC has always talked about within their lyrics and statements and the statue is wearing the skull that is pretty much JFAC‘s mascot at this point. Let’s call him Skullyton. So with all of the lies, deceit, slander and obvious government disapproval on the album cover, it’s safe to say that the album will be a return to form for JFAC in terms of lyrical content. So put on YOUR Skullyton’s and light the American flag on fire! Job For A Cowboy is coming out with a new album!
01. Children Of Deceit
02. Nourishment Through Bloodshed
03. Imperium Wolves
04. Tongueless And Bound
05. Black Discharge
06. The Manipulation Stream
07. The Deity Misconception
09. Tarnished Gluttony
Holy shit this is thick and juicy! Inverloch’s new song is some of the nastiest doom I’ve heard in awhile. The vocals are demonic, the sound is down right sinister and production is incredibly crisp. I’m definitely liking this sound, this is some of the best sludge/doom/death/drone/shoegaze shit I’ve heard in awhile! Inverloch’s album “Dusk | Subside” drops April 10th on Relapse Records! MARK YOUR CALENDERS!
At The Graves has posted up their latest album “Solar” on their bandcamp and it’s some damn good groovin’ sludge. Even slowing it down a bit here n there and adding a doom element to it. The music has a slight grunge feel to it as well, vocals are an aggressive attack and are organic. They don’t feel over processed and “Pro-Tooled”, they feel natural and the music production sounds pretty fucking good too. Again, not overly processed and computerized. Give At The Graves a listen to, you will enjoy what you hear. If you INSIST that I make a comparison I’d say ATG has an eerie sound like The Atlas Moth and a sludge tone similar to Torche. It’s good shit, go listen to it now.
Eric Morgan, who lays down the thunder for gloom n doom band A Pale Horse Named Death, will be doing an online chat at 7PM EST time tonight. Login to apalehorsenameddeath.com at 6:45PM EST and start posting questions for Eric to answer. He will be on at 7PM to start answering. Hopefully he won’t be 30 minutes late like some big named band was recently. *cough*metallica*cough.
EVILE will be performing their song “In Memoriam” for the first time ever in memory of our fallen comrade David Gold. The performance will take place at the venue that Woods of Ypres would have been performing at the HMV’s Next Big Thing show.
EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake says: “We were all deeply saddened to hear the news of WOODS OF YPRES‘ mastermind David Gold passing away. Their obvious cancellation of the Manchester show left a big hole in the lineup I was so looking forward to seeing and being a part of. We’ve been thinking of airing ‘In Memoriam’ live for a while, so we’d like to not only play the song for our own reasons, but to also play it at the upcoming Manchester show in memory of David.”
I never paid attention to Abigail Williams, because like an asshole, I thought with a band name like that, they were just another one of these awful metalcore/deathcore bands that blended in with the rest of the crowd. However, when I discovered they were a band who performs black metal, it definitely got my attention. Well, Abigail Williams proves once again, never judge a book by it’s cover because Becoming is an amazing work of art. Blending what you would like from acts such as Agalloch and Wolves In The Throne Room and making it their own unique sound. It’s very dark, atmospheric and moody. Slow paced music and venomous screams reign down on you as well as very melodic riffs and creative song writing. Becoming is true to what you would want from a black metal band, sinister vocals and ominous guitar riffs. It’s also very promising in terms of what you can expect from a post-black/ambient black metal band, very atmospheric and pulls you into a state of mind that is very hard to describe. Ah, genre labeling…what a waste of time right? You get my point.
I usually use the term “beautiful” to describe something that is delicate, calm and relaxing. However, this is beautiful blackened death grind. This shit is furious and I dare you to not move your head. You cannot help it. The song is rather short but it’s the most sinister thing I’ve heard so far this year! It’s quick and to the point. Straight up metal, music to kill to. Self Titled EP available sometime in 2012 (No exact date has been set) on Buriedinhell Records.
“With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan–the “IRON MAN” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.
“This comes as Black Sabbath–Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums)–are writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the UK to continue to work with Tony. Further information will be released as it becomes available.”
Rae Amitay from Metal Review wrote out this amazing blog post about David Gold, his legacy and the people he knew. Band mates express their feelings and thoughts and it’s just an extremely touching and emotional article. Here is just a small sample from the post, click here to read the rest. I highly recommend reading this.
On November 27th, David Gold gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. I’d responded to his announcement about needing a new drummer for Woods of Ypres, and after a few days of discussing my commitment, ability, and willingness to relocate to Canada, David offered me the position with open arms and incredible enthusiasm. Over the course of the next few weeks, I learned to play Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light as I continued to build my friendship with David and prepare for our upcoming shows in the UK. Upon hearing the album for the first time, I knew it was David’s masterpiece, and the most stunning Woods album to date. I am eternally grateful that I was able to tell him how much I loved his music. For nearly a month, I lived and breathed that record. When I wasn’t playing through it, I was listening to it, always moved by David’s sorrowful voice and beautiful songwriting. Although today marked the first time I’ve been able to listen to Woods 5 since his passing, the songs never stopped running through my head. It hurts me so much that I will never be able to perform these songs with him.