You like your metal techy? Particularly of the noodly tech death kind? Well, we’ve got you covered with Virulent Depravity! Featuring Malcolm Pugh of Inferi and Kevin Paradis of Mithridatic, Virulent Depravity are here to shred faces off. If you enjoy, Inferi or the melodic side of Spawn of Possession…
Last week, I spent some time (re)introducing you to Canada’s Slyde, a young and returning band which produces fun, energetic and well made progressive metal. Some names, like Coheed and Cambria and Mandroid Echostar were tossed around, setting the bar pretty high for Slyde’s Back Again. Luckily, I now get to premiere the album, enabling me to put my money where my mouth is; scroll down below to get your own taste of Slyde’s upbeat, intricate and high-octave prog!
I couldn’t be more excited to premiere a track from the upcoming full-length from Minneapolis-based avant-garde death metallers Sunless. Urraca (out February 24th) is a Gorguts-ian psychedelic death metal trip that will impress with their technical proficiency as much as their ability to craft attention-grabbing and captivating songs. Engineered by Adam Tucker and mixed/mastered by Colin Marston, this record is a simple remedy for the aforementioned yuck production. Even at their most dissonant, everything locks together nicely without any one thing sounding like it’s dripping with sonic highlighter.
One of our biggest points of pride at Heavy Blog is that we’ve become associated with specific sounds and trends in metal today. I won’t bore you with the details but if you follow this blog, you know the kind of music I’m talking about: it’s usually angry, heavy, progressive and dark. It leads us to post about great bands that get sent to us and this time is no different; Hyena’s are a young band, gearing up for their debut release, and boy does it sound promising. If you miss The Chariot but want a little filth added into that style of sound, then “Homeostasis” (and the upcoming release Deadweight, releasing via Pelagic Records on March 10th) is what you need right now.
Sloth Herder never falls back on pop hooks or choruses, but instead chooses to conjure massive, misanthropic atmospheres in all of their songs. In doing so they may blast through crusty, grinding sections during one moment, then launch into sludgy, haunting post metal sections in the next. The styles may seem drastically different, and realistically are, but Sloth Herder always manages to tie it together with a slew of death metal riffs and a vocalist that wouldn’t sound out of place in a black metal band. Truly, they proved themselves to be a chameleon of sorts on their debut and on their follow up, No Pity, No Sunrise, they only continue down that path.
Below you can find the exclusive streaming link to their crushing second record, a record that I highly recommend peeping.
If you weren’t paying attention yesterday and missed the stream of the new Belial EP then you suck—but it’s okay. Seeing as it looks like the end days are fast approaching, we now have a gratuitously grim video from Osiah, Belial’s label mates on Siege Music. The music video for…
It’s a new day with new music so jump out of the picket line for a minute or twenty. We’re lucky, blessed even to get to share with you, the Heaviest of readers, the brand new EP from UK metallers Belial. This is modern technical metal from the school of Josh Travis and Fellsilent and school is back in so you know, pay attention or you’re getting a whoopin’. Riffs, chills and morbid moments lie ahead. After the jump, as always.
The observant among you may find something familiar about LA’s up and coming hardcore firebrands Grand Lord High Master and their new song “Flexxx”; it actually made its debut over the holiday season as a part of our annual Heavy Comp Is Heavy compilation. In case you missed it, we’ve got its “official” premiere today before the album’s release this spring. Truthfully, “Flexxx” is a song so nice, we just had to debut it twice.
Story time: the first time I heard Late. play their brand of sludgy, jam-styled, instrumental post-metal, I was in a friend’s basement for an impromptu house show that had only been scheduled one day ahead of time. Several Chicago-area DIY bands had all come together with about as little notice as…
Good lord, I can’t even believe I’m writing these words. Almost two years ago, I wrote about Psykup for the blog. We’re talking about a band that mixes Mr.Bungle, SikTh and The Dillinger Escape Plan into one messy, irreverent, and extremely violent version of chaos. When I wrote about them back then, I believed it was posthumously; they had been quiet for years and there was no sign they were coming back. Well, now they have! Out of nowhere, Psykup have released a new track and announced an upcoming album, Ctrl + Alt + Fuck. And you bet your ass the track is amazing as well. Head on down below to listen to it, pick your jaw up from the floor and then we’ll talk.