One half of legendary band Entombed, now known as Entombed AD (I know, I know) has put their new song ‘Vulture and the Traitor’ up for streaming on YouTube. It’s definitely what you would expect but you can go ahead and listen for yourself, right after the jump.
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Not even two weeks after releasing the second track from their new album Blissfucker, Trap Them have deemed it fit to share more new music. ‘Lungrunners’ is another full tilt tornado of a track, taking the blistering pace of ‘Salted Crypts’ and the hardcore swagger of ‘Organic Infernal’ and smashing the two together. Fans of the band will be moist in their seats at the breakneck tempo that rushes you and does not let up. Fuzz laden riffs and cascading kick drums are here in force so hold onto your hairpiece.
We’ve been waiting for an Entombed comeback album for some time now, but there has been some confusion and legal woes regarding the use of the name that eventually helped spawn a genre. With founding members Alex Hellid (guitar) and Lars Goran Petrov (vocals) both laying claim to the Entombed name after splitting up, two different versions of Entombed were floating around over the past few years, eventually (and obviously) leading to a legal fork in the road. Despite being the most active iteration of Entombed — signing to Century Media and writing/recording an album last year — the Petrov-fronted sect have been renamed Entombed A.D.
Will their new album Back to the Front do justice to the band’s legacy as an influential death metal act? We’re one step closer to finding out with the single ‘Bedlam Attack’.
Earlier today, Bloodbath issued an announcement via their Facebook page, opening with the astonishing revelation that the band has already written ten new tracks. If that doesn’t have you running for your corpse paint, not only does it look like we’ll be destroyed by a new album soon but it will apparently be featuring a brand new vocalist. We can only guess at his identity but the benign souls over at Bloodbath have graced us with a few helpful clues:
Ramming Speed – Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die
Boston and the surrounding areas are like America’s Sweden when it comes to extreme music output, spawning such modern-day heavyweights as Revocation, Converge and The Red Chord, and Ramming Speed are yet another great band hailing from this utopia of heavy metal brilliance. Doomed to Destroy, Destined to Die is the second full-length from these Boston natives, and it is a vicious juxtaposition of punk rock attitude, thrash metal riffs and grindcore ferocity, executed perhaps unlike any other album before it. Ramming Speed manage to cohesively blend elements from each of these beloved genres and invent and a style of crossover all their own. Each of the 13 tracks manage to sit at or below the three minute mark in short, chaotic bursts of thrash-grind frenzy, save for the surprisingly epic “Hollow Giants“, which showcases an acoustic interlude and a slower tempo in what is surely meant to be the sole breather in the pack. Cuts such as “Grinding Dissent”, “Cretins and Cowards”, and “Ashes” strike the balance between thrash gallops and grind blasts almost perfectly, while others, such as “Anthems of Despair” and the “Raining Blood“-esque chug of “Ministry of Truth“, are much more straightforward crossover/ thrash tunes. The songs do start to blend together after a few listens, but it’s still a great record to turn on when freeform jazz passages and atmospheric interludes just don’t sound good. Top the whole package off with a signature production job by the one and only Kurt Ballou, and Ramming Speed have crafted an album that’s bound to turn a few heads.
What a year. Here is a summary of my most pleasurable listening experiences. Quick shout outs to Gaza, Eldrimner, Acrania (Mexico), Disfiguring the Goddess, Gods of Eden, Trash Talk, Xibalba and TesseracT who just barely missed the cut. Sorry guys.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy my list. I didn’t mess around. Just meat and potatoes. Also, I’d love it if you left a comment validating my list or insulting me for terrible taste! Either way, happy doomsday!
01. Agnus Dei
02. May God Damn All Of Us
03. Violent Infection
04. Geometric Power
05. Post Mortem Nihil Est
06. Daily Lies
07. Love Your Enemy
08. Vermin of Dust
09. Darkness I Became
10. Heretic Temple
11. The Bottomless Pit
12. Obscure Dogma
13. Seven Billion Graves
[Southern Lord Records]
There is a certain perverse irony behind the title of The Secret’s fourth album, Agnus Dei. The Italian metallic hardcore outfit’s latest offering bears the title of the peaceful Christian symbol of a holy lamb, yet presents itself as a wolf amongst the flock devouring the innocent beasts. While initially an intriguing and entertaining endeavor, repeated listens quickly reveal that this analogy would be more appropriately adjusted to describe Agnus Dei as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. For while The Secret provide a solid performance of the recent trend of sludgy, grind influenced hardcore, this lycan ferocity is padded down by certain wooly missteps.
[Scion A/V Metal]
Revocation is not only wholly incapable of writing boring material, but seem to alter their sound in a slightly more interesting way for each release. Enter Teratogenesis, the group’s new metal-thrashing-mad lightening shredfest released through the unexpected kings of kickass metal, Scion A/V. Teratogenesis is Revocation’s most focused release yet. It doesn’t jump about between riffs and constantly try to keep you guessing, but holds you down and continuously beats the crap out of you for the full twenty-one minutes. Songs like the title track showcase a little bit of an old-school thrash flair with its lumbering, lurching, 7-stringed grooves that lock in to your arms and force you to mosh about, while ‘Bound By Desire’ is there to remind you that speed is everything. The stand out track is the opener ‘The Grip Tightens’ by quite a bit. If there were ever a song that grooves along with the ferocity of a runaway freight train smashing right into a nitroglycerine plant, it’s this. Not to mention the inhuman guitar duo of David Davidson and Dan Gargiulo rip a solo that can only be described as terrifying. Teratogenesis is something for faithful Revocation fans and potential fans looking to get in to the band alike. Happy thrashing! – GK
Hardcore fans everywhere rejoice. The legendary bands Converge and Napalm Death have teamed up for a split EP, and it is now available for digital download at Deathwish, Inc. Here’s the information and tracklist on the release:
Recorded as part of their new album sessions, Converge offer up the blazing new song “No Light Escapes.” Already a staple of their live set, this whirlwind of an emotional charged song is a soon to be a discordant hardcore/metal anthem for the band. Also on the release, Converge offer a “We Are The World” styled rendition of the influential Entombed classic “Wolverine Blues“. Joining them in tribute is a number of friends including Tomas Lindberg (Disfear, At The Gates, Lock Up), Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Split Cranium), Kevin Baker (APMD, The Hope Conspiracy), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), and more. A new Converge album will surface later in 2012 on Epitaph/Deathwish.
On the flip side, metal pioneers Napalm Death offer up two new aural monsters. First, “Will By Mouth” erupts in classic grind fashion. A buzz of brutal guitars and a crushing blast beat lay a foundation for Barney Greenway’s vicious vocal attack. All of it uniquely bleeding together to paint a vivid picture of social unrest. Also on the release, Napalm Death offer the slower and textural new song “No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal)”. A deeply resonant number that lyrically sheds light on the horrific Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984. Without question, “No Impediment…” is truly a powerful and poignant moment for this legendary band.
01. No Light Escapes – Converge
02. Wolverine Blues – Converge
03. Will By Mouth – Napalm Death
04. No Impediment To Triumph (Bophal) – Napalm Death
You can purchase the split for a measly $3. Don’t even act like you can’t afford it. Check out some samples below if you’re curious or somehow wary.