Both of my most anticipated upcoming releases are due out next week, and coincidentally enough, they’re both perfect for those looking for something more laid back and atmospheric. Deftones‘ new full-length album Koi No Yokan and How To Destroy Angels‘ An Omen EP are now available for streaming across the web for advance listening pleasure for those who enjoy their rock more on the side of low-key ambiance.
Deftones’ Koi No Yokan has been getting a lot of buzz online, and while it’s without a doubt a brilliant record, it doesn’t capture me as immediately as Diamond Eyes did. Perhaps it’s more of a grower. It’s Deftones though, so of course it’s going to get its fair shake. The new HTDA EP is exactly what I hoped it would be; it not only continues the group’s established sound, but it offers enough in the way of new and diverse tones to make An Omen an engaging listen. Both releases are exciting, and you need to take time in the next week to listen to both.
Koi No Yokan and An Omen are out November 13th on Reprise/Warner Bros. and Columbia Records respectively.
Code Orange Kids are a four piece hardcore band that mean business. Releasing a few EPs and a split prior, their upcoming release Love Is Love // Return To Dust is definitely an album that I’m glad Dethcaek pointed out to me. It’s certainly shaping up to be a year end highlight, if what we’ve heard so far is any indication. They have just released their pre-orders via Deathwish. Vinyl for twelve dollars, shirts for thirteen, and posters for two, it’s definitely not something to pass up if you’re a fan of Converge, Enabler, and Encrust.
Love Is Love // Return To Dust is out November 19th via Deathwish Records, though Code Orange Kids are streaming their new Kurt Ballou produced album in in full at this location. Keep an eye out for a full review in the coming weeks. If you’re not feeling dedicated enough to check out the stream, the video for the band’s single ‘Flowermouth (The Leech)‘ can be viewed below:
A couple of years ago, right about the time djent started to catch on but wasn’t really a “thing” yet, an instrumental band by the name of RXYZYXR made their name known online through a couple of singles and an EP. You may remember their rehearsal video for ‘Orgasmic Ceiling’ being featured both here and on Metalsucks at the time. Now two years later with a lineup rounded out by vocalist Tommy Wills and having shared stages with the likes of Protest the Hero, Veil of Maya, Vildhjarta, and Volumes, RXYZYXR have finally released their debut album LMNTS. We’re excited to share with you guys the official stream for the record, which can be heard via the SoundCloud player below:
Finally, our friends in the Toronto-based instrumental progressive metal band Intervals have unveiled their sophomore EP In Time, and they’ve set their bars high with Revolver Magazine streaming the record. The record is a 20+ minute journey of stellar guitar music for nerds, and I mean that in the best way. It’s all tastefully done too; guitarist and songwriter Aaron Marshall has all the skill in the world, but he doesn’t sacrifice songwriting for a dick swinging contest!
You can stream the record via the YouTube player below:
You’ll be able to own In Time next week, October 30th. Pre-orders available here. Starting this week though, you can catch them in Canada supporting The Contortionist. Dates below:
25/10 – London Music Hall – London, ON
26/10 – Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON
28/10 – Club Vinyl – Guelph, ON
29/10 – Underworld – Montreal, QC
30/10 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
1/11 – Coco Cabana – St. Catharines, ON
So many painfully obviousWinterpuns, so little Time.
After eight long years, Wintersun’s highly anticipated new record Time I is now available for streaming on Wintersun’s website. Lyrics are also available to shout along with while you’re streaming. Between the epic score and the concept behind the lyrics, it’s so delightfully Scandinavian. It’s probably the archetypal realization of cheesy and grandiose metal, but in the best way possible.
But what do you think of Time I? Was it worth the wait? Did it fall flat? Let us know in the comments section. I know I dig it, and Noyan gave it a warm reception. I just wish they released Time I and II as a single record. Short attention spans be damned!
Time I is out October 22nd on Nuclear Blast Records!
It’s not even officially released yet and many are touting Pig Destroyer‘s Book Burner as one of the year’s best releases. I’m inclined to agree; the group’s groove-oriented death grind style hit me in all the right places. It’s hard for grind to be catchy, but Pig Destroyer have always seemed to manage it through driving riffs and poetic lyrical work.
Converge have a new album coming out next week, and if you have been paying attention to ANY reputable metal website, you’d realize how fucking awesome we all think they are, and judging by the reviews so far, it’s one of their best albums, and in some reviews I’ve seen, their best yet. It’s also been voted album of the month by various magazines, including Terrorizer! Now you guys can hear it in its entirety, since you aren’t cool like us and don’t get promos (although we didn’t get this promo either. Hit us up, Epitaph!)
In the meantime, pre-order it from here. I got the special edition 48-page book limited to 2500, but they still have sick vinyls left, so hop on it!
All We Love We Leave Behind is out October 9th on Epitaph Records.
I don’t really know much about the band, but from what I’ve heard off of their new record, I dig them. Really good, quality metal. And the best part? Now you fellow metalheads can listen to the album, too! Metalsucks has the full album stream here. Nuclear Blast has pre orders here. And while you’re here, be sure to backtrack and discover more about the band than you ever knew before.
Caspian are definitely one of the better post-rock bands out there. If you need further reference, check out Tertia and then refer back to this article. Anyways, with the release of their new album Waking Season, their first in nearly 4 years, on the horizon, it was only inevitable that it either leaked or will be streamed. Ladies and gents, it has happened!
Stealing Axion are set to release their new album Moments next week on Inside Out Music, and you can check out their super sweet djenty prog ballad leanings now via our friends at No Clean Singing. Be warned though; the album is quite dense at over an hour in length, but it is definitely worth the listen for fans of the genre. In fact, Tesseract’s Acle Kahney mixed and mastered this record, so you know the quality you’re getting.